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.
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.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX), the sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, has entered into an agreement to acquire Wink, the smart home platform that enables smart products to work together seamlessly, and connect and communicate globally.
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This has been coming for some time, but today we got definitive news about Quirky and Wink entering chapter 11 with this announcement. There’s lots to dissect here, including the larger implications for the smart home ecosystem, but first some specifics on the bankruptcy: It appears that there was significant mismanagement for some time, as the company ran up tens of millions of trade debt and also had a convertible note for $14 million with design consultancy Undercurrent as creditor. The company had acquired Undercurrent in April of this year.
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