SmartThings & Samsung

SmartThings announced (on their WP-powered blog) that they’re joining forces with Samsung to continue working on their mission of becoming an operating system for your home. I’m both an investor and a fan of the company, which I even let take over my home in SF earlier this year for CNN. As a tinkerer most of what I do with SmartThings so far is relatively basic, I feel like it’s still the very early days of the platform and what’s going to come down the line. Samsung makes so much technology (and appliances, and TVs, and…) I can’t wait to see how they open it up and connect. I also wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate other Audrey companies Divide which joined Google and Creative Market which joined Autodesk earlier in 2014. I wasn’t as good about blogging before and didn’t get a chance to publicly congratulate those teams.

4 thoughts on “SmartThings & Samsung

  1. I’m currently building a tiny house (small house on a trailer) and am also a techy guy (work at an email security firm). I’ve been looking into introducing “smart” devices into my home but as you mentioned, it seems like they are in their infancy. I just haven’t been able to find enough use cases to make the cost of these devices worthwhile. My TV is basically a pc and I’m interested in some of the newer LED lights that look a bit more like regular soft white lights. Other than that I’m holding off I think, even though a new home build is perfect for introductions of new technologies.