Recent Articles

March 7, 2014

Introducing the Physical Graph

In December 2012, co-founders Jeff Hagins, Scott Vlaminck, and Jesse O'Neill-Oine presented SmartThings' vision for a fully connected home at the Le Web international conference in Paris. While the look of the SmartThings app and platform have undergone a series of significant changes and improvements in the past 15 months, the vision of what they describe remains at the core of our company's DNA: If we can create a digital representation of the physical things around us and get these connected things to send useful information to us and to each other, then we will be able to know what is happening anywhere else in the world and take action on it–like controlling lights in Minneapolis from France. At SmartThings, we call this digital manifestation and representation of all things the "Physical Graph™," and are convinced it's going to change the world.
November 18, 2013

#IoT: Adding Value to People’s Lives

Speaking to a crowd at TEDxSF's Connected Reality event last week, SmartThings' CTO Jeff Hagins explains how the Internet of Things is more than just a geeky plot to introduce additional software to the world, but rather something that is going to add real, meaningful value to people's lives.
November 12, 2013

[VIDEO] Hacking the Physical World

SmartThings co-founder and CTO Jeff Hagins speaks at TwilioCon, taking the audience on a journey to understand our vision of the “Physical Graph," a virtual representation of the physical world, and what this will mean for developers as the Internet of Things (IoT) explodes all around us. (more…)
November 12, 2013

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things

A #loT lot of people are talking about the Internet of Things. But you're not one of them, 'cause you don't understand it. That's because one of the biggest issues facing the Internet of Things is explaining what the Internet of Things is. (more…)
October 4, 2013

Welcome to the Programmable World

Writer Bill Wasik examines how SmartThings is helping to revolutionize the way people interact with the things around them in this cover article for Wired: "In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Now they are beginning to talk to one another. Soon we’ll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, even save our lives..." (more…)