RYOBI™ Phone Works™
By One World Technologies, Inc
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
RYOBI™ Phone Works™ Devices Required - Sold Separately
RYOBI Phone Works app works with RYOBI Phone Works devices to bring you a better way to manage home improvement projects. Phone Works tools empower you to measure, align, calculate, inspect, level and locate with more confidence and functionality than ever before. Download the free app today to work with your Phone Works™ devices, and transform your phone into your smartest tool.
VIEW the project LIVE in full color with your smartphone. Capture high quality images and videos of projects.
DOCUMENT with the touch of your phone screen, track project details and overlay them on project photos or videos. Save project details and images for later reference and reports.
TRACK project times and locations via time stamps and Geo Tags.
SHARE measurements, photos, videos and other project details.
Note: Requires RYOBI Phone Works tool(s).
How to Use Phone Works:
1. Download the RYOBI Phone Works App.
2. Follow steps to register with RYOBI Tools. If you have a RYOBI Nation account, use your current account information.
3. Click the icon that matches the tool and select “Activate Device.”
4. Connect the Phone Works™ tool to your smartphone.
What's New in Version 1.34
fixed some minor bugs and added the ability to rotate the inspection camera view.
Whose to blame?
Three things have to be working here. A compatible phone, working hardware and an app. The app UX is fine but the company wants to access your location, your microphone and your photos. All of these access points are necessary for expanded use. I watched the set up video and download the app and created an account. The problems I had were many. The app kept identifying my moisture meter as a laser pointer and a pop up screen was repeatedly prompting me to make sure I wasn't in mono mode and to turn up my volume to max and an additional window about earphones. I repeatedly downloaded the app, and even changed the battery in the meter. After making sure all was good on my end I still had the same problems. I called the help line but all I got was an intro line telling me that I had reached the helpline then nothing. Dead air. No help. Not even hours of operation. I trouble shot with the app and website the best I could for an hour. In the end I returned the meter for a refund. Was it the phone? Was it the meter? Was it the app? Whose to blame? I'll never know but I walked away with a negative customer experience regardless.
updates rendered my Ryobi earbuds useless
Still the worst bit of programming I have ever seen. Months have gone by and Ryobi and their development partner still cannot get this software to work. Plus, to top it off, Apple obsoleted my entire investment in three tools from Ryobi!
thank you incompetent developers. this software has always been EXTREMELY buggy, but I could usually get my tools to work. now your updates have rendered my earbuds useless. first, the app NEVER recognizes the earbuds, but they did at least work regardless (and quite effectively). second, latest update misread the sound pressure from the mic. it registers double which then makes the app block ALL sound. I don't need thirty dollar earbuds to block all sound. why are you folks ruining good ideas with horrendous developers?
They want full access to your phone
When you install it, it asks you to create an account and give them your email so they can send you "special offers". Then they want you to login when you use the product. They ask for access to all your photos you take, and ask for access to your location even when you're not using the phone. That's a bunch of baloney, none of that is needed to take a measurement. They just want your personal information and precise location 24/7 to resell to marketers and other companies. It soured my whole experience, otherwise I would have given four stars for the app itself.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 04, 2017
- Version: 1.34
- Size: 70.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: One World Technologies, Inc
- © 2016 - 2017 One World Technologies, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.