Early press access
@Automated_House mentioned tuya yesterday in the New Brands thread
“We are supporting WebCoRE a popular web tool” and “have taken steps to integrate the new rules API into webCoRE” - good job @ady624 and team
For those interested in the evolution of webCoRE, @ady624 has been sharing some news and some thoughts over in the webCoRE community forum.
Sure he did, but he had a ? at the end. It was now mentioned officially
Whole event: https://youtu.be/V6RG3MwTO_w
Start of the smartthings section: https://youtu.be/V6RG3MwTO_w?t=3943
Rules API: https://youtu.be/V6RG3MwTO_w?t=4418
Even the poor xda guy is utterly confused about what was said at SDC … “There isn’t much information on this new Rules API besides the fact it can run even if the internet goes out”
Thanks @jody.albritton As I understand it, direct to cloud devices have been part of the Device SDK since last year. Is the big new thing this year being able to use MQTT?
Yes. New docs and new SDK
Another big bit of news is that along with MQTT direct connect devices are now based on RTOS and no longer require the Artik boards from the original announcements. The new SDK works with most ES8266 hardware which is very inexpensive.
The ESP8266 is a $4 (up to $10) Wi-Fi module. It allows you to control inputs and outputs as you would do with an Arduino, but it has Wi-Fi.
here’s my high level thoughts from SDC. I’ll follow up later with some pics from the breakout sessions i found interesting for us nerds
Nice write up!
Thanks for that write up!
Now some fun stuff. ST staff may or may not comment on some of this
31 M SmartThings owners with at least 1 devices, but “only” 0.4 M with 6+ devices
The different ways of connecting to ST:
Hub connected and cloud connected. Interesting tidbits here with the future landscape of the groovy DTH. Looks like it doesn’t exist due to the local execution engine? Will support “full customized integration”
Good diagram with the new MQTT piece of direct to cloud connection
And this very interesting slide that seems to show a device connecting to the ST mobile app via Bluetooth and then the cloud via the mobile app
Works With SmartThings (WWST) vs SmartThings Certified (CST). Kasa later spoke to how they started as CST but then went WWST, which required adding callbacks.