Now that Onto seems to be worrying about us a lot more than they used to do in the past (I certainly have seen very interesting improvements with some of their new recruits, e.g. Paul Sykes head of fleet as well as the new VP of customer service), can we all request once more that they integrate their app with shortcuts/Siri on iPhone and the equivalent in Android so we can add lock/unlock buttons to our homepages/lock screens in our phones?
That would make it a LOT easier for us to access our cars, specially when it is raining/we are carrying heavy stuff etc. That would save us having to unlock our phones, finding the Onto app, clicking to refresh bluetooth and clicking once more to lock. (The only thing we can do right now is add a shortcut to open the app, but nothing else)
That would also mean being able to use our Apple Watch or any Smartwatch to access our cars, which is definitely handy as most of us run out of charge on our phones a lot more frequently than in our watches. And we would be able to lock/unlock just by saying ‘hey Siri unlock my car’.
I honestly don’t understand why this hasn’t been done yet. This is literally VERY easy to do on iOS (the official iOS Shortcuts API makes it extremely easy for even a newbie iOS programmer). I’d think it’s the same on Android but I do not know how it works on Android.
I suggested this 18 months ago and got told “the team was already looking into it”. I know I am not the only one that has suggested it.
18 month delay (and counting) for the most simple yet most user-experience focused feature is extremely disappointing for a “tech startup”.
I hope @Carol and/or @Ayman_at_Onto can give us a response as to whether we can hopefully look forward to this being done in the short term. This is literally half a day of work for a programmer! (or even less).