Yet another “internet sensor / control thing” out there: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wigwag/wigwag-scan-it-control-it-rule-it-share-it
The WigWag thing and environment seems rather similar to SmartThings (as do many of the Home Automation projects out there, of course … though WigWag seems to be a little more similar that others, particularly due to mention of inclusion ZigBee, Z-Wave, …, + Bluetooth [all through added dongles] ). Comes with an RS-232 port and IR relay too.
From the Kickstarter video, I am a particularly impressed by the “When… Then…” Rule programming interface, which seems to be extremely graphical (i.e, drag & drop…) in nature. The underlying functionality is the same as a SmartApp (perhaps a little stronger or weaker in various areas), yet seems more accessible to the non-geek crowd (while still providing a text programming environment based on Node.JS under the hood)… They also claim to simplify the pairing process by using QR Codes.
The Project also describes inherent caching of the WigWag cloud-based code to the hub (“relay”) level in the home.
What do y’all think? Just another star in this universe? Or a black hole