Update 41: SmartThings + __________ = Even Smarter Homes
SmartThings Blog Launched
We've created a resource that helps to explain who we are, what we're doing, and why it's important. Inside you’ll find user-submitted stories, news roundups, and tips... Read more
Update 40: CE International Manufacturing Underway!
We had a number of back and forth items with the certification team, but we are now compliant for CE countries. We’ve got a bit of work left with respect... Read more
Update 39: The One Where You Can Get More Things
As you may have seen in TechCrunch, AllThingsD, GigaOM, Fast Company, CNET, and elsewhere this morning, we're very excited to announce the launch of our Shop today! “I want more things!”... Read more
Update 38: International Testing
Here are key updates on international testing:
- At this point, all tests for CE compliance are done with the exception of low voltage safety testing. This is required for our... Read more
The (Almost) All International Update
As noted in an update to Facebook, we had lab time scheduled 11/7, 12/7, 18/7 and then a new one on 26/7 to formally test versions of our hardware for... Read more
Update 36: SmartThings Mobile Beta for Android is Now Available in Google Play Store!
Happy 4th of July! We’ve worked around the clock and have just released the SmartThings Android application to the Google Play Store.
This version of the SmartThings Android application is... Read more
Happy 4th of July, Happy Canada Day!
For our US backers, please have a safe and happy 4th of July. We don’t recommend using SmartThings to trigger fireworks....but if you do....share pictures/videos. For our Canadian backers, we... Read more
Update 34: Android, Canada, More Things and International
Thank you to the hundreds backers who have helped us test the Android version of the SmartThings application. We have good news! We plan to release the Android version... Read more
Data, Stats and International
May has been an intense month filled with lots of shipping, lots of personalized customer support, lots of valuable feedback from our backers, and lots of improvements (with many more... Read more
Let's Start with International
We thank our international backers for being so amazingly patient as we go through the process of certifying and optimizing SmartThings for your individual country. Many of our updates moving... Read more
The Week In Review
In the spirit of continued and more frequent updates, we wanted to share the results of the week.
- We continue to improve our manufacturing process and efficiency, over the week... Read more
Update 30: NYC Hand-Out Event & Warehouse Shipping Underway
Last night, we hosted another event to thank our Kickstarter backers in the New York City area and to demo exciting new applications of the SmartThings platform. About 75 people... Read more
US/Canada Shipping Status and International Update
We’ve been too quiet on updates. Lots of possible excuses....ranging from the obvious (we’re super heads down cranking on the product, fulfillment, etc) to the exotic (board burrs, flux residue,... Read more
Things Keep Getting Smarter
Hello, backers! You may have already seen some of our recent updates on Facebook and Twitter, but there is a lot of exciting activity happening right now at SmartThings.
As... Read more
Minneapolis Event Marks Step Up In Kickstarter Backer Shipments
We had amazing time last night in Minneapolis. All day long we were putting together kits for an early group of Kickstarter Backers in the area. We had them drop... Read more
It's March. How Close Am I to Getting My SmartThings?
All right, it’s March 1st. We’re as anxious as you are and continue to work around the clock across every member of our growing team. That's now 32 of us,... Read more
When Will I Get My SmartThings?
If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve seen some photos of our early manufacturing runs. We've taken photos (no renders!) of our most recent shipment of enclosures and... Read more
Happy New Year - Let’s Make 2013 the Smartest Ever!
From everyone at SmartThings, we hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Holiday break (if you took one!), and are excited for everything 2013 holds.
We wanted to kick off... Read more
The entire SmartThings team wants to wish all of our Kickstarter backers a joyous end to 2012, Happy Holidays and a fantastic start to 2013. We are honored to have... Read more
Lots of Things
Question: What do a siren, an in-wall light switch, a sleep sensing iPhone dock, and a flood detector have in common? Answer: They are all SmartThings!
Here’s a glimpse into... Read more
The good, the bad, and the ugly....
Hopefully you all saw some of the amazing updates we announced at the LeWeb Internet of Things conference in Paris this week. We just closed a $3M investment round with... Read more
If it seems like we are ignoring you, we’re sorry. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are doing everything we can to make sure all your homes and... Read more
Surveys, Orders and Shipping
As the US east coast prepares for Frankenstorm, we continue to prepare to deliver an exceptional experience with SmartThings. We’ve been heads down on a number of fronts and wanted... Read more
Making It All Happen
Wow, it’s been almost 2 weeks since funding closed on the SmartThings project! Time really does fly when you’re hard at work building something you love. So much is going... Read more
That was fun! So, what's next?
What an incredibly exciting 30 days! We laughed, we cried (tears of joy!), and we can’t say enough how much we appreciate every one of our backers. We’re amazed at... Read more
12 HOURS TO GO. Final push and special rewards!
Stretch goals, a few final reminders,
and a push to the finish line
- EVERYONE: we achieved the $1M stretch goal, so you all get an extra SmartTagwith every SmartThings... Read more
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... Read more
Update 14: SmartThings Around the World!
First, thanks to ALL of you, we’ve hit the $1 million stretch goal and that means a bonus SmartTag in every SmartThings Pack!
Second, if you’re an international backer, this... Read more
We're Almost to $1 Million!
Your support is incredible, and we’ve almost reached the $1 million stretch goal.
Remember, if we hit our goal, we’ll be putting an extra SmartTag in every SmartThings Pack. Vibration,... Read more
1 Week, $1M and, 1 Awesome Mobile App
You knew it was coming. The $1M stretch goal.
But first, we’ve had a lot of backers asking to see more live SmartThings action. Check out this video of the... Read more
Progress Report on the Hub and Things
We’ve made great strides on getting the SmartThings Hub and devices designed and created. We’re on our 3rd iteration (or 4th depending upon who is counting) of the SmartThings Hub... Read more
“SmartThings, open the pod bay doors...” Ubi enables voice notifications and control, Wattvision enables home energy monitoring.
Very exciting times! Fast on the heels of our announcement about the partnership with Instacube, we’re thrilled to support other innovative entrepreneurs in integrating their products with the SmartThings platform. ... Read more
SmartThings & Instacube are now officially a thing.
We built SmartThings as an open platform, because we knew there would be a world of useful, beautiful and creative products that could be made smarter with SmartThings.
Today, we’re... Read more
Double goal all the way! What does it mean?
Last night we reached another awesome milestone - we doubled our goal of $250k - and want to share the celebration with you! You have proved that the world wants... Read more
They’re here! Add More Things to Your Reward for Even More Possibilities
You've told us you want even more SmartThings. No problem!
Just click "Manage My Pledge" and add multiples of $25 or $35 to your total depending on how many... Read more
How simple is SmartThings?
Only 231 backers to go to unlock the ‘One More Thing’ badge. Let's work together today to put an extra Thing in every Kickstarter SmartThings Pack.
“Ridiculously simple install process.”... Read more
The Big Tipper - Achieved!
The weekend was incredible - thank you! But we aren't done yet. Here's a quick look at how we're doing and what's up next...
Help us get to 2500 backers... Read more
One more Thing!
We know we set a big goal, and we want to do everything possible to achieve it. To help, we are doing three things...
- We are DOUBLING the number of... Read more
Time to stretch! 2500 backers by Tuesday, and everyone gets a bonus SmartThing!
We know SmartThings is a big vision, and we love that you get it! The idea of changing how we live through SmartApps – of making life more simple and... Read more
$100,000! That's $100,000 raised from grassroots supporters in just ONE DAY, here on Kickstarter.
Thank you so much for your support! (and please keep it up!). Over at SmartThings HQ, we're celebrating with these delicious homemade cookies. We'd love to share them with you,... Read more