Noticed that Wink expanded its app and now integrates with other non-Quirky products like Dropcam, Philips Hue, et al. The Wink hub also now supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave and ZigBee.
I do have to give a nod to Wink for their UX and UI. I love just having a list of devices, then being able to create shortcuts for a device, or “robots” to automate tasks. Much more straight forward and easier to use than SmartThings. I think there’s a lot SmartThings can learn from this intuitive interface. But there’s also a lot Wink could learn from SmartThings.
If I could get all my ST sensors onto the Wink Hub, and maybe some more integrations, like with Sonos, I hate to say it, but I think I’d switch to using Wink just for the sake of the UX. They also just released a wicked cool controller, that makes me want to switch even more. http://relay.winkapp.com
That being said, I don’t think Wink is a worthy competitor YET, but them making this move to open up the platform, is pushing it in that direction. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds and if Wink will be as open and robust as SmartThings is today.
Anyone else use Wink? What do you think?