As I promised in my big post last week, for the foreseeable future I will be sharing a weekly update on the progress we have made towards creating the best possible platform and products for you. In the near term, I’m going to keep this focused on the tangible progress made during the past week.
We pushed a few updates to the platform this week which were largely targeted at reliability of the platform. We have improved Rooms stability in the mobile app, made improvements to Smart Home Monitor Arm/Disarm, made more cassandra database improvements, improved the consistency of state variables, and many more meaningful fixes. In some of these cases, we’re laying the groundwork for larger improvements so you may not yet “feel them” in your everyday experience.
Our latest hub firmware update also had a lot of improvements that will add to overall reliability of device control and local execution. We fixed a bug where local executing SmartApps would create two sunrise/sunset events, made significant improvements to ZigBee, and improved LAN connected device communication overall.
Over the last couple of months we have been doing a lot of market research and user feedback testing on the user experience of the SmartThings mobile app. We got a lot of really great feedback and used that to make some UI/UX improvements to the Android mobile app. We are excited we can finally share these with you and the iOS update will follow soon. Lots more to do but we hope you see this week’s Android release as a step forward.
I also want to thank every single community member for the passion you bring to this community. We know we have a long ways to go to achieve our vision for you and are working around the clock, but when we see posts like this, it really helps motivate the team even more. Thank you!
Finally, we’re looking forward to seeing and interacting with many of you at the Samsung Developer Conference next week. If you’re in the San Francisco area, come see us there. If you’re not, you will be able to check it out online and we’ll include key updates here of course.
Let’s keep the dialogue flowing and I’ll look forward to updating you again next week!