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Either sell OtO-branded solenoids or interface with industry-standard 24VAC solenoids to control other watering devices, such as soaker hoses or drippers for a garden. Benefit would be to allow control of all devices in one app. Potentially it could even use a hose outlet on the main OtO unit to also inject solutions into those lines.
Motion Detector add-on that triggers a special zone to run 1-pass as a pest deterrent. Similar devices already exist specifically for this purpose. I have groundhogs and rabbits that attack my garden and are scared off by the hose. On a more technically involved level, allow external services to trigger a 'run once' behavior via API so something like this could be added by a motivated developer.
Oto-branded 4-way splitter solenoid to attach to main hose valve on the house
I have 4 otos and even when only one oto is running at a time, the water that is released into all the hoses out of the house is lowering the water pressure. it would be better water pressure if water was only sent down one hose to one oto at a time from the house
A smaller, cheaper OtO would be great to cover straight areas. For example, the device could operate like a simple spread sprinkler with adjustable hardstops that define the length of the zone.
It would be great to have a cartridge option for feeding varieties of plants.
Also, kind of silly, but it may be cool to have a cartridge that adds a scent to your lawn. For example, a harmless spray that gives the yard a citrus scent.
Overall, more options for cartridges.
Be able to reorganize devices in the app. Right now they appear in the order we set them up in and I would like to rearrange them, either by alphabetical order, or in a clockwise direction. We have six and just having to randomly scroll through them because the order we set them up in has caused a little bit of confusion as to which one we're dealing with, especially when the app can be utilized by another member of the household.
Have a method to allow more time for water to soak in to clay or hard=packed soils. The heavy stream is good for wind resistance, but puts down water too fast to be absorbed fully. Maybe move quicker over the zone, then go back and do it again once it's soaked in.
Have the ability to add in your own cartridge solution and set the dilution ratio. To have the flexibility to use the herbicide, liquid aerator or de-thatcher, really any solution desired would be incredible. That would potentially take away from your subscriptions, but open up the product to a lot more people who feel the current 3 cartridge options are enough.
I live in Arizona and need to water twice a day with my new Sod. The app only allows to schedule one watering per day. Would be nice to be able to schedule a 2nd watering per day.
Provide an API to enable integration into home automation (ex Home Assistant, SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, etc). While read-only to monitor activity is of value, write access to trigger actions would be fantastic.
The DIY home automation is still fairly niche but API support of this type would expose your product to that community.
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