It was a great conference this year! This was my third SDC and I really got a great vibe and feeling from the SmartThings/Samsung team out of this one.
My first SDC was 2017, right when Samsung announced the unifying SmartThings brand direction and the new “Oneapp” grown out of Samsung Connect. There was enthusiasm about the vision, but also lots of uncertainty that you could feel from the SmartThings team.
Last year there was some progress made on the new public API and that was exciting, but at the same time I felt the frustration at the slow moving adoption of the new app and the pains of integrating teams.
This year, however really feels like everybody at Samsung/SmartThings is more aligned and super optimistic about the platform. I really like the direction that SmartThings is going with more cloud- and local integration options, a renewed focus on openness and developer community, and excellent progress on the new app. It’s clear that Samsung/SmartThings execs have been listening to the user community and parter community and responding favorably.
Great seeing you all again and will be back next year for sure! I wouldn’t miss it.