IFTTT adds SmartThings as a trigger connecting your house to the web!



The connected home hub SmartThings has connected with IFTTT (If This Then That) to let users start giving their connected home a bigger voice on the internet. The SmartThings hub, which I am playing with in my own house, comes with a variety of sensors that let you measure temperature, control lights, speak to connected thermostats and door locks as well as a variety of other physical objects in your home.

IFTTT lets you tie web services together through an easy interface, and it is branching into connected devices with triggers for the WeMo and Hue light bulbs. So adding SmartThings is a good move for IFTTT, but has me wondering how this might affect SmartThings’ app store plans. SmartThings has hopes of building out an app store where developers write sophisticated services using various APIs and the SmartThings supported-connected devices. For example, when a moisture sensor detects a leak…

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