SmartThings in 3D: Design, Developers, Deadline
Hello backers! What an exciting ride we’re on together! With only 40 hours left to back us on Kickstarter, let’s take a look at SmartThings... in 3D!
Getting the design of SmartThings right is super important to driving adoption and success for the platform... The physical design of the SmartThings hub and individual Things. SmartApps. The SmartThings mobile apps. The SmartThings support experience. And even our plans for packaging and marketing SmartThings so people “get it” immediately and can get started quickly. Across all of these things and more, we’re designing SmartThings to “just work” in every way. And along the way, we will share that process with you!
The SmartThings Hub and SmartTag
We have iterated the SmartThings Hub design a lot over the last weeks and months to arrive at what you see now. A ton of attention has been paid to the details and it is undergoing certification testing. Now, we can start to have a little fun - and explore color and finish with our injection molding partners!
We’ve always planned to to have a Presence Sensor, but thanks to your support this simple sensor has become the awesome SmartTag. It senses Presence, Motion, Vibration, Angle and Temperature - all in one tiny package. You can see some recent designs of the SmartTag in the image above.
SmartThings Motion Sensor
Most motion sensors are bulky and not at all attractive, but they don’t have to be! Here’s an early look at a design for our own custom SmartThings Motion Sensor. We expect to offer different colors (and at least, white!) of the Motion Sensor so it will blend into your decor.
Great news! We’ve ripped past the 400 Developer & Maker pledge goal, and as a result, all Developer & Maker backers are receiving a bonus Thing in their SmartThings Pack. Congratulations! But don’t forget that there’s another bonus Thing to be unlocked at 500 pledges. Only 53 to go.
Also, we posted the SmartApps Developer Overview to build.smartthings.com. It includes a lot of details for those of you hungry for knowledge and code samples, including:
- Specific capabilities of SmartApps
- Details and examples of SMART - our SmartApp programming language
- The SmartThings REST API approach
- SmartApp Security at a glance
- What’s in the SmartApps SDK, and more
This information will evolve and expand quickly, so please visit build.smartthings.com and provide your email address to receive maker and developer updates.
There are only 40 hours left to encourage your friends, family, co-workers and pets to pledge and back SmartThings on Kickstarter! We really appreciate all you’re doing to help us reach and exceed our goals, so please keep spreading the word. Time is running out.
Thanks for your support!
The SmartThings Team
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