One thing I'd find useful would be a phone notification for when the drone is ready to move. For many agents, drone hacking is a key method of obtaining gear. A notification would be helpful in getting the most hacks possible.
Use a timer, it's what I have done since day one of the drone. Over 22k drone hacks and going strong.
The Drone already has a timer in it.
There won't be a push notification to move it
Which is where my external timer comes in. And since it's a phone app popping over to the drone is easy whether I had the game open or not when it was time for the next move and hack.
The counter argument is that a notification that goes off every hour would get super annoying for many people.
And then you'd have to add yet more options to turn it off or on, and the list will grow with every suggestion.
The Ingress settings panel at year 15.
Kinetic capsules already have distance counters in them, but they still give push notifications.
I have to imagine adding in a switch for this push notification would be pretty simple. These sorts of QOL updates to the game are what keep agents engaged with things like drones and the game in general. But dev time seems devoted to new and shiny things that will become eventually forgotten like drones, missions, etc. An endless push for something new, while each feature before it seems as unfinished as the one before it...