Recent Articles

October 4, 2016

Welcome Home, Google & Arlo!

In our quest to add smartness to new things (see what we did there?), we’ve been busy growing and evolving the Works With SmartThings (WWST) program. Today, we’re excited to share more details around two awesome integrations: Netgear Arlo and Google Home. (more…)
March 9, 2016

SmartThings on Windows Mobile

Updated - January 13, 2017 We had every intention of maintaining the Windows Mobile experience, as described below, at the time of this article's publication. Unfortunately, since then, we have made the tough decision to discontinue support for the Windows Mobile platform. For more information, please see this article. We are leaving the following content in place for future reference. Wondering what's going on with the SmartThings app on Windows Mobile? We've got an update from our development team. After our announcement earlier this week of version 2.1.0 of the app for iOS and Android, we wanted to assure our Windows Mobile customers that we haven't forgotten about you. We're incredibly proud to be one of the very few smart home systems that supports all three major phone platforms, and we wanted to make sure you had some insight into the development process. While we're always working to make sure you have a great SmartThings experience on any device you choose, we know that Windows Mobile users are anxiously awaiting an updated version of the app, so here's what's in store: Instead of doing a large app interface overhaul like we did with iOS and Android, we'll be releasing individual features over time. The size of each app development team is proportional to the number of SmartThings customers on that platform, so our Windows Mobile team is smaller (though no less dedicated!) than our iOS and Android teams. We plan to do these version releases approximately once a month with a primary focus on stability and bug fixes, but which will frequently be accompanied by updates to features, functionality, and design. What does that mean for you right now? Well, we hope to have Rooms capability in your hands in the coming days. Looking a little bit further down the road, rest assured that we'll continue rolling out updates and design changes – though these will follow (and be informed by) updates to iOS and Android.
February 10, 2015

4 New SmartApps

One of the most powerful parts about the SmartThings open platform is that it brings together developers from our growing Community and SmartThings customers. When these developers create and submit creative and valuable new ways to use SmartThings, we’ll publish them in the free SmartThings app for all customers to find and use. We call these new Community-created actions and alerts "SmartApps." (more…)
January 30, 2015

Calling All Developers

At SmartThings, we're busy building a totally open platform that brings together consumers, device makers, and developers–and we'd like you to build it with us. (more…)
December 18, 2014

SmartThings Virtual Snowball Fight

Warning: If you want to do anything at all productive with the rest of your day, stop reading and delete this screen right now. If not, read on... (more…)
December 18, 2014

Christmas Fun with SmartThings, hue, & Sonos

Earlier this month, we showcased 12 fun ways to use SmartThings this season in a series we called Smart Home for the Holidays. Today, we're shining the spotlight on Chris to see how he plans on using SmartThings, Philips hue, and Sonos to surprise his kids on Christmas morning. (more…)
October 2, 2014

Better Parenting with SmartThings

Bryan purchased SmartThings to help automate his lights, save energy, and control the temperature in his home from anywhere. But over time, the greatest benefit of SmartThings has been one that he never expected: helping he and his busy wife with their two young children. (more…)