Arable Mobile 4.1.0 Release Notes

Arable Mobile 4.1.0 Release Notes Doc Number: ARA2021-00007 Rev A Date: April 28, 2021

Release Overview

Arable Mobile 4.1.0 is a minor release building out the new site-based framework to more components of the user interfaces including the Map, Weather list, and Sites detail screens, in addition to the existing Water list & detail screens. The site-based user interface and water insights will stay in beta release with a select group of customers until the complete user interface is upgraded to Sites.

We hope you will enjoy this new release. Feedback is always welcome through Customer Success ( or via your account manager. 


April 28, 2021


General Release

OS Support

iOS 12, 13, 14; Android 8, 9, 10 and 11

Language Support

English; Mobile: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Ukrainian and Polish

Screen Size & Resolution

Minimum 540 x 960 pts screen resolution and 4.5” screen size

Type of Release

Minor Release


iOS 4.1.0, Android 4.1.0

Change Log

New Features


The Sites transition continues for those customers in the Water Beta program. The Weather drop-down on the List screen now runs on site-based data; this means the data displayed for a site is an aggregate of measurements from all deployments at the site, giving a highly accurate view of conditions across the entire site. New unassigned locations will display at the top of this list as well. By tapping the “Add to Site” button, you can either associate this new location to an existing site or create a new site with a default 1-hectare square boundary. Once that is done, you can see the data start flowing through to the Current list and other pages. Back in Arable Web on the Sites page, you can edit the boundaries of the default field you created, associate any additional sensors that were part of the deployment.  

Similarly, the Daily List and the Map page has been updated to show the aggregated data from all the Mark locations that have been deployed at the site. For Map, there is a pagination function to see additional sites if more than 50 exists in a similar way as existed before for locations. Only sites that have had a last sync within the last week from any of its Marks are shown in the List and Map view in order to center the focus on currently active sites. 

The Summary and details pages for a location has been switched to sites as well in the Beta. This means that data is presented in an aggregated fashion for all Marks on the site. Specifically for the Device details page, there is a new drop-down to select which Mark to review.  



Defect Fixes




In the past, we had seen cases where we got multiple gaps for Today’s hourly wind display in the Spray Timing page when relying on the Weather Company’s remote sensed data (no local anemometer at the Mark). This has now been corrected so that there is at most one hour lag in the data representation from the current hour. 


Occurrences had been seen in the past, where a loading icon stayed on the screen Daily List screen. It was more prevalent for short lists. This issue is now resolved.


There were some issues with the Ukranian language on the Map and My Alerts screens. This is now resolved in Arable Mobile 4.1.0.


Wind data as shown on the Map screen was the average for today. This is now changed to current wind in order to be more actionable. Note that only local wind is shown. Remote sensed wind is not yet provided in the Map. 


Known Issues



The Site-mode is still in beta stage with a few customers during Q2 2021 as the following modules have not yet been migrated from the locations view:  Alerts and Analytics. 

Particular limitations to be aware of in the beta are:

  • Sensor validation needs to be done in the Arable Web even if Site creation is done in the Arable Mobile.
  • There is no Search for sites yet in the Water List view.
  • GDD alerts are based on location-mode growth stage thresholds, while the redirection in Arable Mobile is done to the site-mode growth stage names.

The last item is expected to resolve with a hotfix on the Arable Backend shortly after release, while the other two will be targeted for the next main release.


The performance for the site-mode user interface still requires some improvements on certain screens. In particular the Map and Alerts screen takes about 5 seconds to load the first time. This will be addressed in the next release.


For Water Balance deployments connecting the GEMS pressure switch on the analog interface, there will be no wind direction provided in the user interface. A future combination of local wind speed and remote sensed wind direction is planned.  


When the name of the measurement in the Edit Water View section is long, and then the user selects delete, the button overlaps the text name of the measurement.


The tiles’ values on the Site detail screen are not vertically aligned.


The max/min temperature readings on the My Operations/Daily screen show observed data only, while the individual location details screens for Heat Spikes and Frost Events take into account both observed and forecasted hours for the current day. We expect a solution for this user interface consistency issue in the next release.


If the local anemometer wind data is missing due to a Mark 2 device’s failure to report in, there is no automatic gap-fill of this data with remote-sensed wind in the current release for daily values, as it is done for hourly values. This will be reviewed for an upcoming release together with an overall gap-fill strategy for daily data including not only wind but also temperature.


Data columns in the Weather Daily list can misalign when swiping horizontally to see new dates. A complete resolution is expected in a future release. Current workaround is to refresh the list.


The Alerts icon counter is not automatically updated unless the user taps on the icon. We are planning to add a 5-min refresh to handle this in the next upcoming release


When the user changes the settings data from Arable Web or on a different phone, they will need to go back to the Settings screen in Arable Mobile to get the measurement units updated on the Map screen and elsewhere.


The remote-sensed temperature data can show a difference between hourly and daily max/min temperature, as they are measured slightly differently. For the remote-sensed enhanced forecast, the hourly values represent the projected temperature at that forecast time (usually top of the hour). However, the max/min temps often occur within the hour and the daily forecast products capture that. There is currently no short-term solution for this discrepancy. 


The local Mark max/min temperature for the hour is taken as the max/min of all 5-min interval readings during that hour. Meanwhile, the current temperature is the average for the last hour, creating a discrepancy between the two values during weather alerts. We are investigating whether relying on a 5-min interval for Tmin/Tmax is vulnerable to noise, and if so, will change this algorithm.


For forecast temperature, the hourly values represent the projected temperature at that forecast time (usually top of hour). However, oftentimes the max/min temps occur within the hour, so the daily forecast products capture that.


Terms & Conditions are e-mailed in English, regardless of what language is registered. As a workaround, a link to alternative languages is provided in the email. 


The alerts in the My Alerts log are shown in English even if another language is selected in Arable Mobile. A solution is expected in the next release.


Push notifications are presented based on the language configured on the phone and not the language set in Arable Mobile. A future implementation could change this behavior.


When clicking on a notification, the app will navigate to either the Heat Spikes or Frost Events screens, but won’t open the hourly records to point out the current-hour row. This behavior will be improved in the coming releases of the weather alerts feature.


We have seen instances on iPhones when Arable Mobile is in a constant loading state when coming from the background. These cases seem to be related to switching between wifi and cellular, or in low cellular signal conditions. This is being investigated further for a resolution in the next release.


On the Irrigation screen, users may see small differences between the daily and hourly precipitation data for tomorrow’s row. This will be reviewed for the next release.


For iOS 12.x.x and older versions, the Analytics dashboards may not auto-fit to the screen size when going from landscape to portrait mode (phone tilted horizontally and vertically respectively). Newer versions of iOS and all Android versions don’t have this problem. As a workaround the dashboard can be pinch zoomed back to fit the screen.