Ever since I got my Wink Hub 2, one of the services I kept seeing in conversations when trying to bridge together different smart appliances and services was Stringify. The app was limited to iOS though, so I never got to use it because I wasn’t going to carry my iPad around all the time to toggle a light bulb. But at CES, Stringify made a few announcements that we just came across (excuse the delay, we had tons of emails and releases to sift through) and that are sure to please Android users.
LAS VEGAS (January 5, 2017) – Kwikset®, a leading manufacturer of smart locks made for the world you live in, launched an IFTTT channel for its popular Kevo™ platform, which includes first and second-generation Bluetooth-enabled Touch-to-Open smart locks. The channel allows Kevo users interested in building a connected home the ability to integrate their smart locks with more smart home products than ever before using simple connections called Applets.
Wink’s smart home controller, known as the Relay, received an update that integrates services from Uber and Fitbit, as well as the capability to communicate with other devices over the If This Then That (IFTTT) protocol, reports PC Mag.
FOX 11 (Los Angeles) – Two years ago, we took a look at Piper’s original home security and automation gateway and were quite pleased with what it could do. Great looking video, an easy-to-use interface and a decent price point made it a great device. Now, two years later, and with a more competitive market to deal with, Piper has updated their app and added If This Then That integration to their service which great extends the functionality. We have your look at that below.
Starting today, you can do a lot more with Relay – the Wink touchscreen control panel. In addition to controlling the smart products you use every day, Relay can now be used to call an UberⓇ, monitor fitness through Fitbit, and take advantage of the many automations possible with the IFTTT ecosystem.