SmartThings is a platform that allows users to control physical things such as locks and lights with their smartphone. SmartThings makes it possible to control multiple devices and things with one application.
The SmartThings API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of SmartThings with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include setting reminders, turning things off and on, and managing devices and things.
From lights and switches to people and cars, SmartThings aims at communicating with everyday devices through a smartphone. With the availability of the SmartThings API, developers can add similar functionality with third party applications to create a more automated world. Although SmartThings strongly believes in the power of smart and mobile devices, it believes the inherent intelligence of smart devices will remain limited. Accordingly, SmartThings exists to transfer the “intelligence” of such devices to the application layer, and away from the physical device itself.
As yet another week of API profiling comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 47 APIs added to our directory and our team picked the ones that stood out the most.