Jawbone + Life360 Join SmartThings Labs

Coinciding with yesterday’s launch of the open SmartThings Platform, we’re excited to announce two new additions to SmartThings Labs: UP24 by Jawbone, and Life360!

Like an activity feed for your body, UP24 by Jawbone is a smart wristband and app that helps you better understand how you sleep, move, and eat so that you can make smarter decisions each day.

Part location, part communication, Life360 is an app that allows you to view your family members on a map and effortlessly check in with them so that you can stay connected to the people that matter most to you.

These latest SmartThings Labs integrations represent the power of the open SmartThings Platform. When great products and innovative developers come together to create new ways to seamlessly connect the smart devices we love, everybody wins.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

Jawbone

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jawbone. Some of you may remember that we hooked up our #HelloSmartHome crib at CES this year to trigger Hello, Home phrases:

Thanks to the work of one of the most prolific developers in our growing community, Juan Pablo Risso, all customers can now integrate their UP24 by Jawbone with SmartThings.

After connecting your UP24 by Jawbone, there are two cool actions that are possible with SmartThings:

Sleepy Time
Just like the above video, this allows you to automatically execute Hello, Home phrases by simply tapping and holding the button on your UP24 wristband. Why is this useful? Well, once you’ve turned on your bedroom and kitchen lights and triggered the coffee to brew from underneath your bed sheets, you’ll get it.

Step Notifier
Step Notifier combines the power of the UP24 with SmartThings by tracking your daily steps against your goals and then triggering various things around your home to happen when your goals are met.

Here’s a quick video guiding you through the UP24 integration flow:

Life360

As 33 million families already know, Life360 is a super-easy way to stay connected to friends and family. Like a social network for people you really care about, Life360 lets you add people to your Circles, so that you can then share your location with them. Best of all, the app is free.

This SmartThings Labs integration allows Life360 users to bring people from their Circles into SmartThings without sharing your SmartThings account. That means that you can anyone you’re connected to on Life360 can use their smartphone as a presence sensor and trigger things to happen when they come and go from your home.

Here’s a quick look at the setup process:

 

What is SmartThings Labs?

anigif_enhanced-buzz-32423-1397574752-17SmartThings Labs gives customers access to a curated group of popular third-party devices and services that can work together with SmartThings while they’re still in development. These new product solutions are created by our in-house team, as well as by our growing community of software developers. Together, they make it easier than ever to control all of the connected devices in your home with the SmartThings iOS and Android apps.

As our engineering team works to fine-tune these integrated products and solutions with our platform, they may move from SmartThings Labs into more prominent sections of the SmartThings Dashboard to make way for new integrations and features in Labs. Since Labs is all about experimenting, you may notice that some product features aren’t fully polished yet. If you do experience any performance issues, we’d love to hear your feedback to help improve things–just shoot us a note at support@smartthings.com.

SmartThings Labs is open for all SmartThings customers. To access it, tap “Apps” from the left-hand Menu, select the “+” symbol, and scroll down to find the “Labs” section.

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  • Ron Anthony Quinn

    Thanks Juan Pablo Risso for the UP24 integration! I also just joined Life360, but the integration for Life360, isn’t it just like a Presence Sensor?

    • juano2310

      You’re welcome! I will try to post some more apps like panic button soon. You can check them in my blog thinkmakelab.com

      • Ron Anthony Quinn

        Panic button?

        • juano2310
          • Ron Anthony Quinn

            Right. Thanks!

          • Ron Anthony Quinn

            One question. I got 2 UP24′s today for me and my wife. Can we “connect” more than one UP24 in our home to perform certain functions?

          • juano2310

            Yes, I did this and it works. Just make sure to install one first and the other one from an other phone or log out of your smartthings app and after you log in add the second Jawbone.

  • Ron Anthony Quinn

    Now we just need Foscam integration! :-)

  • Barry Burke

    Thanks for the Jawbone. But the first thing I had to do was modify the Sleepy Time SmartApp so that the Sleep/Wake action only occurs if I am actually in the house. I don’t want to control the Hello Home actions when I’m travelling (especially when I am in another time zone). I suggest you should update the standard Sleepy Time app so that others don’t surprise their spouse/partner when they go to sleep halfway around the world!!!

    • alttext

      That’s a great modification. Did you know you can publish your own SmartApp modification to share such things? It is a new feature in the IDE screens.