I have an 16 zone pretty massive irrigation system with 2 drip zones. I have two major 1" copper lines with independent backflow preventers installed and I need a flow sensor that properly works and by proper I dont mean accurately measuring how much water I am using when my sprinklers are running but I mean I need to be able to see the live flow usage from my phone at any point in time to be able to detect live leaks in my system. I have over 2500 ft of poly pipe buried and its highly likely there will be leaks. I need alerts being sent when any flow is detected when sprinklers are off or excess flow when they are running.
Doing this, as in adding a live, local only, flow reading to the corner of the app isnt that difficult. It probably wouldnt take more than a week to properly code and couple of weeks to test it. You guys have had this for 1.5 years in development, what is really going on - are you giving up on this? Hydrawise is really picking up with the way they are sending alerts etc and Rachio is falling behind.
I have a software development background (cs major from a top 5 university) and I have been in the business of building software (fairly massive ones with 8 figure budgets) for 15 years, and I am willing to, for free, code this functionality for you guys at my free time but please lets add this. In this day and age, this stuff is so trivial and yet it can be a life saver. My offer is real, I want nothing in return but this thing working:)
I am not going to drop $400 for a flow sensor when its not going to do the number one thing people buy it for which is to detect live leaks in the system.
The other problem is the flow sensors you guys support are all typical cpvc plastic tee connectors with no actual readings on them. If you supported say something like this we could at least go to the meter and look at the physical dials and see if water is being used: http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Hunter-Flow-Meter-p/hc-100-flow.htm