On Wednesday, Amazon announced that it has updated the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to support new experiences it has added to its Alexa devices. The new experiences include Routines, which allow customers to control multiple devices using a single voice command, as well as new Groups functionality.
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This weekend hackers will gather for the Febreze Home Hackathon at the RobotX Space event in Santa Clara. The challenge is to “envision a home system that blends music with scent, or an interconnected room that uses feeling, sight and smell”, by leveraging access to APIs for the Febreze Home device.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Health and Environment APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
In a recent report on The Connected Home, Gartner predicts considerable growth in the use of digital personal assistants on smartphones to control smart devices throughout the home. This trend will take the focus off automation apps and place it on APIs for creating the programmable home.
Nest Labs this week unveiled a number of updates to its Works with Nest API, giving third parties the ability to add new features to smart home products that integrate with Nest's devices, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector and Nest Cam security camera.
Nest refreshes entire product lineup and highlights the growing opportunity for developers to connect to more than just smartphones.