I set up notifications through IFTTT and have to say I am loving it.
That being said there is one event I miss, that is the starting of a watering cycle.
I’d like to know whenever a valve is opended (by manual program or schedule) so I can intervene.
it was quite rainy the last couple of days, rain sensor was constantly tripped. My scheduled programs didn’t run as expected, but the IFTTT notification is sent at the beginning of the scheduled run even if the run is actually omitted. Is there a chance to fix that?
You may want to check your rain sensor quality. The firmware (assuming you are running a fairly recent firmware) already has a simple way to filter out noise from rain sensor — it checks that the rain sensor status is stable for at least 10 seconds before flipping the status. This helps avoid momentary status flipping.