We’re glad to finally reviewed the entire queue of SmartApp submissions as of 06/12/2015. We’ll be reaching out to the developers individually this upcoming Monday. We’d like to thank everyone of you who submitted SmartApps for dedicating your time to create and share solutions with everyone using this platform. As a SmartThings Developer, you are the quintessence of the SmartThings platform. Without you, “open platform” means nothing.
As we scaled into a larger community base, SmartApp approvals overwhelmed the current process and workflow. This was a learning process. We acknowledge that the lack of app discovery has made for a lot of duplicate and similar apps. Additionally, we understand the need to provide better guidance for the types of SmartApps that we get excited about. Lastly, we need to strive to increase transparency into the process and review submissions as quickly as possible.
We have streamlined the process. We updated the documentation to reflect what we look for in a SmartApp, and we’re on our way to a better app discovery.
Now, we’d like to invite you to try out these new SmartApps, prior to launching them more widely.
Sign up to join the sneak peak! Spots are available until the end of Thursday, and we’ll get to install and play with them on Friday until they launch officially!
Thanks again for all your patience. Now, I can’t wait to see more of your SmartApps come through the approval process.