If you build it, will they download and use it? (Home Depot Hubspace)

I had a laugh on this…

https://www.homedepot.com/c/Hubspace

just seems to me they wasted their money on this… just my opinion

I have an opposite reaction, I think it’s a reasonable approach given that matter has been delayed. Right now it looks like it’s just lights and ceiling fans, initially Ecosmart, Commercial Electric, and Hunter fans.

The goal is an app that will let customers set those specific products up quickly and easily, have them work with either Alexa or Google assistant, and also give them groups and schedules and multiple homes. All for devices that Home Depot sells a lot of.

We’ll see if it’s still around in a year, but I think it makes some sense for right now.

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The verge has an interview with Home Depot about it:

And another article which I think makes some good points

It does crack me up that they named it “hubspace“ when it doesn’t have a hub. :laughing:

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All the brands they mention are internal brands. Did those brands have Wi-Fi devices before? Eco smart was only zigbee, and I think commercial electric too. So it seems like they are just adding Wi-Fi models of those brands to their internal brands and they need an app to set them up.

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Good point, I think you nailed it. :sunglasses: Hubspace appears to be the app for the Home Depot-owned brands for the (new) models that don’t require a hub.

The project seems fine, I still think the name is odd. :wink: