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      Creator Oso Technologies about 20 hours ago

      @Saxnix I sincerely apologize for the confusion. This email was referring to your additional Pre-order through our website, not your Kickstarter rewards. I should have used more explicit language to clarify this. Please email me directly at joanna@oso.tc if you'd like to discuss this further.

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      Creator saxnix about 20 hours ago

      Wow! This is an unexpected turn of events. The following is an email from PlantLink.

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      Hello,

      First of all, thank you for being one of our backers! We know the shipment delays are frustrating, and we really appreciate your patience.

      I'm writing because we are in the process of integrating all of the preorders through our website with our fulfillment service. Because we are still unable to ship internationally, we need to cancel all preorders outside of the US and Canada.

      Please don't take this as a negative indication of our efforts to obtain international certification. We will reach out to all of you when we are ready to ship and will honor the price given with your initial preorder.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

      All the best,

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      I am going with the assumption that this effects KS backers not just pre-orders (done through their website??), and also that we will get our money back (also not stated)??

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      Creator wakitarb on April 8

      Pizza? By the way, I love my plant links as well as the funny emails begging me to water my tomatoes.

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      Creator Tom Ryan on April 6

      Been a backer of many Kickstarter projects, but got my Plant Link last week and set them up today. Super simple! A very polished setup experience for a startup.

      Great work, Plant Link team!!! I'm setting up my three links now and just know I'll be ordering more once spring is here in full force!

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      Creator Tyler Thornblade on April 3

      Another UI thought: I moved a couple of links for the first time, and actually moving a link is kind of painful since you have to open it up and juggle it with your phone to do the move. It would be nice to have an option on an unlinked plant to "move link" -- that just lets you pick an already paired link. I basically did that by just editing an existing plant, but I could see use cases where you wouldn't want to confuse the plant history by doing that. This is pretty minor, but it would take swapping links among a couple of pots from "too much of a pain" to being realistic.

      I just planted a couple of flowering cherries and am excited at having some quantitative data about whether or not the drainage is adequate.

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      Creator saxnix on April 1

      The problem is that the most recent update doesn't actually tell us at what stage you are up to in the process for the other regions.

      It seems I am just sucker who ponied up the funds and am now at your mercy as to what info you are going to provide. I guess I will just sit back and wait for your plan. It is a shame you didn't have a competent plan in place way back when you were trying to gain funding.

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      Creator Oso Technologies on March 29

      @saxnix - There's no set timeline for shipping to Australia versus any other country, but we are working on a plan for all of our international backers right now. Please take a look at the most recent project update for more information.

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      Creator saxnix on March 29

      @ Creator, not sure why you ignored my question when you answered others - not great customer service. However, here it is again (from 5 days ago).

      Can you please let me know when are you likely to have the product ready for shipping to Australia?

      a) 0-3 months

      b) 4-6 months

      c) 7-12 months

      d) greater than a year

      e) never, I have lost my money

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      Creator Robert Erlick on March 27

      Already got a response to my missing Madagascar Palm. Quick service!

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      Creator Robert Erlick on March 27

      Set mine up today. No problems, other than my Madagascar Palm wasn't available to choose. The links were recognized right away, and within an hour, I found out I had to water 2 of my 3 plants. Great job!

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      Creator Elaine Collins on March 25

      Yay, got me links today!!! Thanks! Packaging and product looks great!

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      Creator Matt Eyre on March 25

      Got my plant links yesterday. My plants are now happily hydrated and telling me all about it! The setup was super easy! Now only if my wifi network extended out to outdoor garden... That'll be my next project, so I can have the tomatoes telling me how they are doing.

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      Creator Megan on March 25

      I just got mine, and can't wait to use it in our rooftop garden! Hooray Oso!

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      Creator Oso Technologies on March 24

      @Phillip - Thanks for the feedback! Please let us know if you have any other suggestions.
      @Brannon - Assuming the various plants have similar watering needs, you can use one Link to monitor all of them. However, when you set up your system, you'll only be able to assign one plant type to the Link. If you need more clarification or would like to discuss this further, shot us an email at info@oso.tc.
      @Nathan - I will add you to our SmartThings users update list. If anyone else would like to be added, please email us at info@oso.tc.
      @Tyler - Thanks for the compliment and for your initial feedback - this sort of feedback is exactly what we're looking for! Also, I'll be posting info on how to buy more Links in an update later today. Good suggestion in terms of reworking the buy button for logged-in users - will look into that further.

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      Creator saxnix on March 24

      Can you please let me know when are you likely to have the product ready for shipping to Australia?

      a) 0-3 months

      b) 4-6 months

      c) 7-12 months

      d) greater than a year

      e) never, I have lost my money

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      Creator Tyler Thornblade on March 24

      Nice work on the cases/packaging/tutorials; the whole package has a very "Apple Design" feel -- very impressive for a small startup! A few thoughts after running my links for a couple of days. 1. When I first started up, I got some nice graphs in the first 30 minutes (3 data points, splines) but now I see only a single data point on the current day. Would love to see the graphs over time as a way to learn the typical curves. 2. I suspect there are some temperature-dependent effects (e.g. noticed a big drop in moisture measured as the air temp plunged through freezing). 3. Radios seem impressive -- without any attempt to place the base intelligently, I have coverage all the way to the back of my 1/3 acre lot.

      One comment -- the "buy" button from the dashboard only lets you buy the base+link set plus extra links. For logged-in users who already have a base, an option to just buy links probably makes sense.

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      Creator Nathan Jones on March 23

      +1 for SmartThings integration....I'm actually holding off using it until that's complete....As It is I have 3 "hubs" in the house! Will you send out notification when it's complete?

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      Creator Brannon Sherry on March 22

      Is it possible to monitor multiple types of plants with a single link? Like, let's say I put a bougainvillea and a few ivy plants in the same pot - Can I use one link to monitor for how well the watering works for each type of plant in the pot?

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      Creator Phillip Scott on March 22

      So, I got my Plant Link today and set-up two sensors. Very well packaged. Initial thoughts are the database look-up is a little flaky and more documentation is needed as to what to expect on the reporting - like initial calibration. Have to get back to the NCAA game for now.

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      Creator Oso Technologies on March 22

      @Fei - Yeah for SmartThings for sure! We're excited too!
      @Jahn - We understand your frustration and are very sorry for all of the delays. Please send us an email if you'd like to discuss this further: info@oso.tc.
      @Chris - We discussed this on Twitter, but so everyone else knows, the iOS app is still being polished. We will be looking for beta testers in the very near future. Chris, you're already on the list, but if others would like to be part of the beta, please email us!
      @Robert - AWESOME! Please keep us posted on how things are going!
      @Cade - See above for iOS app info. Using your dashboard, you can setup your notifications (push, text, email); you don't need the iOS app for this functionality . We will look into adding other sensors/features in future iterations of the product. Email us, and we can discuss this further.
      @Trevor - Cade is correct. The valve is still in development and getting close. We'll be posting a more detailed update on the valve soon.

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      Creator Cade Goldenberg on March 22

      @Trevor

      I believe the valve is still in the works and pretty close, but they didn't want to hold up shipments, so it will ship separately when ready.

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      Creator Trevor on March 22

      I might have missed an update regarding this but what happened to the valve accessory. I am curious because I am a backer of the EARLY BIRD VALVE SYSTEM and have just received my package but it did not include a valve.

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      Creator Cade Goldenberg on March 22

      Got my plant link yesterday. Everything looks pretty good. Looking forward to SmartThings integration.

      Where is the iOS app? The purpose of plant link is for lazy people who forget to, or don't know how much to water their plants. Having to login to a website each time I want to know something defeats the purpose. I don't even want to open an app, I just need it for push notifications when the plant is in need of water.

      Is it possible to get links in the future with hardware parity to what big companies have released since the beginning of your campaign? The other plant sensors have water/soil quality/sun light, and a few other sensors (PlantLink just does water or am I wrong?). Would a new link solve these problems, or would this require a whole new solution/base station?

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      Creator Robert Vreeland on March 21

      Got my Plant Link package today! Everything looks great. Seeing how California is in a horrible drought, all my links are responding correctly... NEED WATER!

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      Creator Chris Brummel on March 5

      If the product is out for shipping, what is the current status of the iOS app? Has it been approved in the app store or do you have to go through their approval process still, which would put it at risk for backers receiving their links?

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      Creator JH on February 18

      Every Kickstarter project ever, "Back our product. We know exactly what we're doing and we will ship in 3 months." 9 months later, "Hardware is tough. We've had unexpected delays (insert Chinese holiday here)." The plants I wanted to use this on are long dead (I see dead plants.) I backed another cliché.

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      Creator Fei Xiao on February 10

      Yeah for SmartThings! I can't wait until I get a chance to see these projects work together!

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      Creator Oso Technologies on February 7

      @Phillip - We've completed the firmware integration with SmartThings and now we are getting our API to work with their cloud services. We'll have an update later in February or mid March.

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      Creator Phillip Scott on January 24

      @Creator, Should we be expecting a survey regarding the SmartThings Hub?

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      Creator Oso Technologies on December 23

      @Raines - That's an interesting idea. Let us look into it a little bit and see if we can include a "foundation" setting in the initial database. We'll post something in an upcoming update if we get it figured out.

      Thanks!

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      Creator saxnix on December 23

      @Raines, that is a really good use scenario that I hadn't thought of.

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      Creator Raines Cohen on December 23

      Congrats on making it nearly out the door, we're looking forward to our system. We're hoping to use the sensors for a slightly different purpose: monitoring moisture levels in crawl spaces under several houses in our cohousing neighborhood, and sending an alert if it gets too wet. I imagine we could do this with the initial system simply by selecting a doesn't-want-much-water plant from your database, or just manually adjusting the levels, but I was curious if the first release would facilitate this type of operation.

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      Creator Cathy Leonard on December 18

      What's the status on the plant database? I'm also hoping that an Android app will be in the works.

      Update us! :)

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      Creator martin mann on November 27

      When can I expect delivery of my product. Thanks

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      Creator Liz. T. on November 21

      I am still waiting for delivery...

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      Creator Julien Monsimier on November 19

      Hi guys,

      I was wondering if it could be compatible with the Flower Power from Parrot ? (even if I guess the answer is no, because it uses bluetooth)

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      Creator Liz. T. on November 1

      Is there any delivery date for backers in Switzerland? I am still waiting for my plant links....

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      Creator Phillip Scott on October 17, 2013

      @Tim - see below - I had same ?
      If you'd like multiple colors you can send us an email at info@oso.tc

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      Creator Tim Rowe on October 16, 2013

      Hi guys,

      Just looking at the survey, and it asks what colour links you've got. I believe I have six on order - can we request a mix of coloured links?

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      Creator Oso Technologies on October 15, 2013

      @ Scott - Nope! You can order those through the link that we posted in backer update #18.

      @James - We're focusing on SmartThings integration for now. We'll look into Almond+ and other home automation platforms once the Kickstarter rewards ship.

      @Fei - The iOS app is looking good! We have almost all of the functionality from the website on the app now. We'll post a video walkthrough once the app is feature complete.

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      Creator Fei Xiao on October 15, 2013

      How is the iOS app progressing?

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      Creator James-Ross Harrison on October 14, 2013

      did you guys sort anything out with the Almond guys, for use with Almond+? thanks

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      Creator Scott McKay on October 14, 2013

      @Oso - is it too late to order move valves and links?

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      Creator Oso Technologies on October 14, 2013

      @Rebecca - We'll have an update on the database by the end of the month. We're still finalizing the list and testing different aspects of the database. If you haven't already completed the plant survey from backer update # 19 please feel free to do that at your convenience.

      @Paolo - We haven't thought about gift shipping yet. If you have any detailed thoughts or comments about that we'd love to see them. Send us an email at info@oso.tc. There will likely be a coupon code for future purchases at some point down the road, but for now we are totally focused on getting everyone their KS rewards asap!

      @Phillip - From the conversations we've had with a few people we got the impression that the majority of backers would want just one color of Links. If you'd like multiple colors you can send us an email at info@oso.tc. Please include your Kickstarter backer user name, your pledge level, and the breakdown of links/colors that you would like if you choose to do so. Thanks!

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      Creator Phillip Scott on October 14, 2013

      @Oso - Just got the survery. So we can not get multiple color links?

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      Creator Paolo B on October 12, 2013

      Hello, will you be shipping the kit also as "gifts" for import purposes, upon request? Are you also considering some sort of discount or coupon code for backers for future purchases? Thanks

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      Creator Rebecca Wolniewicz on October 7, 2013

      Might you all be in a position to update us on the plant database? I am just wondering which plants will be included.

      Very excited about progress of Plant Link.

      Thanks!

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      Creator Paolo B on October 7, 2013

      @Oso, thank you, just the minute after I posted, you published a new update! ..maybe I should post comment more often.. :)

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      Creator Oso Technologies on October 7, 2013

      @ Paolo - We just posted an update right after you left this comment. Check it out! Thanks!

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      Creator Paolo B on October 7, 2013

      Hello, how is everything going, any news on the shipping dates? Thank you

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