I am still very hopeful. Maybe I am just more patient, I don’t know. But the SmartThings company doesn’t even have one year of experience being open to the public yet and look at what we can do now. Imagine a few years in to it when more and more developers sink their skills in to this. That very reason is why I chose this route to go instead of one of the already existing companies. I like the possibilities of the open platform.
Oh sure, there is no GUI interface for point and click drag and drop programing, at least not now… but because of the open platform who is to say there wont be? To me the potential is wide open. And I mean wide open.
I equate this to the Google Android operating system, also open platform. A lot of people will buy the phone as is and are happy. Some of us will root the phone, and write/install custom ROMs. It may not be for everybody but its there if you want it. And I can speak first hand that a lot of the custom ROMs for the Android phones blow the socks off the stock stuff you get in the store.
Lets have this conversation again in a couple of years and see what we have to say then.