Control Husqvarna robotic mowers with IFTTT: Husqvarna announces that Husqvarna Automower® owners are now able to control their robotic mowing experience through the Automower® Connect app compatible with the integration platform IFTTT (short for If This Then That).
This lets Homeowners with Husqvarna Automower® robotic mowers and the Automower® Connect app personalise their mowing process depending on weather forecasts and calendar activities.
Furthermore, the user can activate the Calendar Activities Connection that parks the robotic mower if a defined key word appears in the customers calendar. A key word can be “Watering” or “Sunday football match”.
“We see that more and more customers are using smart services to control their Husqvarna robotic mowers. This complements our offering of voice controlled smart home services and offers another level of automation. Through IFTTT we give our customers more control over the Automower® experience and ability to adapt it to their personal situation and needs. We will continuously add more connections to give our users even more flexibility,” says Linda Lindqvist, product manager of concept and solutions at Husqvarna.
“As a teenager I slogged through many sweltering Texas summers push-mowing our lawn on Saturdays. It’s because of this experience that I can genuinely say how exciting it is that Husqvarna’s robotic mowers are poised to rescue countless weekends for an entirely new generation of lawn tenders” says Linden Tibbets, IFTTT CEO.
“Husqvarna understands that our connected future is all about working smarter, not harder. In bringing IFTTT powered integrations to their Automower® Connect mobile app, Husqvarna customers can integrate directly with their connected sprinklers, personal calendar or local weather and more. IFTTT is thrilled to partner with Husqvarna towards helping their customers save more than just the time spent mowing.”
How does it work?
The smart functionality enabled by IFTTT is now available in the Automower® Connect app. IFTTT Connections are available from the Smart Home tab in Automower® Connect. As soon as the connect button is pressed, connection is established to the Automower®. Right now, Smart connections in Automower Connect are only available for iOS users and works with Husqvarna Automower® X-line-models as well as models equipped with an Automower® Connect Kit.
About Husqvarna Automower®
Ever since Automower® was launched 25 years ago, Husqvarna has been a global leader in robotic lawnmowing. Husqvarna Automower® has been mowing public and residential lawns since 1995 and is known for its quiet and reliable handling of complex lawns.
IFTTT is the leading integration and discovery platform for businesses to continuously connect, grow, and maximise the value of their customers. IFTTT helps over 600 global brands accelerate the digital transformation of their products into integrated services, dramatically reducing their development costs while extending compatibility and lifetime value. IFTTT is the connectivity standard and low-code alternative to building your own integrations in-house. IFTTT’s products have attracted 20 million consumers across 140 countries and served over 100 million connections.
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