The most recent outage report:
Monitoring - We identified a partial device connection outage at 7:08 CDT
today. Some users may have experienced difficulty with Hub events such
as pairing and controlling devices and SmartApps. Functionality has been
restored but we will continue to monitor.
May 23, 20:25 EDT
As long as something like this is even remotely possible, there is very little hope for real success of the platform. There’s just no acceptable excuse for some far off back-end problem affecting any of my devices from functioning correctly.
I see so much promise, yet so flawed an execution. I think the power and extensibility of the platform are some of it’s key features. I think the forced reliance on remote servers and processing (I’m not hip enough to say “cloud”) is it’s key liability.
Sorry, I’m sure this has all been said many times before. This is just my personal epiphany. It only took 6 months.