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    Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    Does anyone use their smart phone and database application to monitor their grows? I have an Iphone and using Bento from Filemaker to create a database to monitor a legal grow and wonder if anyone else is using like this setup.
    As far as I can tell there are only two growing applications (desktop) for the MM community, seems a shame to not harness the power of our technolgy, for the betterment of our growing...matter of fact, I better check to see if its time to hit the pipe. Yep,sure is in a Michigan winter

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    That is a very convenient way to keep track of your grow. I always have my iPhone on me, I really only use it for the photos of my plants... but it would be great to have all grow info on the go.
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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    This is a great point,maybe we can rustle up a few app developers and get them to create such a monitoring app!

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    im pretty sure they have Environmental or grow room controllers that can be operated from a smart phone. A simple grow room tracking program for the pc is a program called 'herb iq' Its free to download just search that term in google

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    Set up an old netbook with a good webcam and installed orb to run as a service so there is enough cpu to run the software and streaming(leave the machine at the login screen). All password protected as well. Works quite well actually, can take a while to get the right angle on your shot.

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    Thank you very much.

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    I would hate to lose it and some wise ass "hacker" could get in there and depending on your status. Really screw your world, get black mailed over grow pic`s and All that other info you have locked away in there. I watch alot of CSI Miami so finding you through cell phone is nice but I would get busted because of pic`s when they gave phone back!!

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    yeah that would be a great tool, but i think there is too much to lose with cellphones, especially with the spyware apps that can be put on your phone undetected, and they can see all your messages, listen to phone calls, have access to all your files, and they can even use the camera and microphone on your cell to record conversations and take pics. Anyone who wants to spend $49.99 on it has access. Just some friendly advice.

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    There is more chance of, the powers that be, reading what you all write on here than gaining access to your personal, password protected stream that doesn't store images on your device. Not sure about the ORB privacy policy but I like to think that they are protecting their users to some degree. Anyway use it or don't I do and find it is a great way to check on the babies throughout the day.

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    true, but privacy policy means nothing to the government, especially if the application is condoning illegal activities. just throwing the awareness out there.

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    I put my webcam on top of my oscillation fan, gives me a nice scanning view of everything.

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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    Roflmao

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    My good buddy that I get alot of help from has a rule: To be a secrect tell no one! Your preist or mom, nobody! if you can pull that off your still not totaly safe! Till it gets the green lite thru Congress he`s saying nothing to no body. He even told his new neighbors he works out of garadge alot and was Jahovas Witness so they wouldn`t nose around!! They see him in driveway and they run!
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    time to break out the bible and suit start knocking on my neighbors doors.
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    Re: Using smartphone to monitor grow?

    There are a few android apps out there and my wife is currently working on one as well. There are not any iPhone apps for growing because Apple will not approve them.

    As for the security thing, Android separates all apps from one another so that no app can access information to and from other apps without being called by that app. I do a poor job of explaining that but I hope you get the idea.

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