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Does OtO work with Alexa / Apple Homekit etc.?

At this time, OtO does not interface with any other smart home devices.

That being said, we know this is a popular request from our users and have plans to add it to the roadmap very soon.

If this is something you would like to see, please let us know in the comments below!

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    John Von Hollen

    Hi, Please add support for Google Home smart home automation too!

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    Marc Knittel

    And Apple HomeKit.

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    Madeleine Lee

    Thanks for responding! What commands or routines would you like to use?

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    John Von Hollen

    Just manually kick-off watering through the smart home interface is the main thing I would look for. Being able to choose a zone, solution, and water amount would be a plus. The more complex tasks like defining the boundaries and Oto schedule probably make sense to leave in the Oto app.

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    Mark Caduc

    Please add Alexa integration so I can turn on, turn off and check status (i.e., on/off) of Oto by voice.

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    Gabriel Ayala

    Definitely would be interested in HomeKit integration!

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    Will Coffin

    As you build your API/IoT Platform integration roadmap these are some features I would find useful:
    Voice via Alexa/Google/Siri:
    - "When was the last time OtO Watered?"
    - "When is the next time OtO is scheduled to water?"
    -"Is OtO going to water today?" (this would account for weather forecast)
    - "Tell OtO to Water the [Flower Bed]"
    - "Tell OtO to stop watering the [Flower Bed]"
    - "When will OtO be done watering?"

    API / Integrations: Would love to see an API that allows for community driven Home Assistant (or SmartThings) integrations.
    - Start/Stop watering of specific zone
    - Alert when watering starts (each zone & full routine)
    - Alert when watering ends (each zone & full routine)
    - Endpoint that returns the next scheduled watering time (accounting for weather forecast)
    - Stats - total watering time this week/month/year

    Local API would be best but I realize your architecture might not support that with multiple devices. I would pay $50/yr for this "pro" cloud feature.

    Happy to be part of a focus group and/or test users - I am a technical PM in IoT Space currently.

    Thanks!

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    Lisa Reinhardt

    I agree with Will about the commands and I'd like to add "Tell me about the last watering for [Flower Bed]" so I can hear whether there were any issues.

    And because we use an electric pump (to make use of our rain barrels with OtO), I'd also like it to push notifications to my Google Home to remind me to turn the pump on before my scheduled watering (doesn't have to be that specific...just a reminder 5 min...or a customizable number...before watering starts is perfect).

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