Is there a plan for a thread where people could make recommendations on what they’d like to see created?
What would be great is to have a place were people could submit idea of things they would like to see created. Then SmartThings could “post” these in an area and people could vote Yeah or Nay on whether this would be something they could be interested in buying/getting. This would be a great way for SmartThings and Makers to get an idea before any developing work even begins which ‘Things’ might be successful and which most people just would be interested in.
Here are my two suggestions:
SmartButton - a object about the size of the presence FOB, perhaps even having all the same functionality of the presence FOB, but also has a button on it. The button, when pressed, would active a pre-programed function or set of functions in the cloud. As simple as turning on a light to as complex as Lock the doors, turn off the lights, drop the thermostat to x-degrees, and send me a text alert if any of my open/closed sensors are open.
Garage Door button pusher - Okay, stupid name. But I want something that I can wire in parallel with my manual garage door buttons in the garage that open and close the garage doors. The device isn’t sending a wireless signal to the garage door opener, rather it just momentarily closes the hardwired circuit that already exists in my garage. I think this would be a lot cheaper/easier than designing something that would be able to send a wireless signal and need to be able to operate with many, many different garage door opener brands.