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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.
Moving files around doesn’t seem like it should be as difficult as it sometimes is. I often feel trapped when I realize that the songs I added to my computer didn’t find their way to my phone, or the pictures I took at the beach still have not made it to my computer. For a long time I had accepted that this is how the world works and that I will have to live with it, but no longer must that be the case with all the storage APIs available. The Pogoplug API is the newest entrant to that group.