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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 27 May 2015 12:55 am

Even though this is in partnership with Samsung, hope they also make it compatible with Apple products. For people who don't use Samsungs. I do not like Samsung products. Quality issue.

https://vulcanpost.com/255071/hdb-first ... singapore/

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Re: Smart Homes

Postby nakatago » Wed, 27 May 2015 6:58 am

earthfriendly wrote:Even though this is in partnership with Samsung, hope they also make it compatible with Apple products. For people who don't use Samsungs. I do not like Samsung products. Quality issue.

https://vulcanpost.com/255071/hdb-first ... singapore/



Then, you'd want to take a look at companies that implement this: http://www.openhab.org

Or some known protocols: http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-get-sta ... -510246491 (scroll down to "Step Up Your Game with a Central Protocol").

Conversely, your statement could work with Apple instead of Samsung. To Tim's credit though, he has less religious objections to working with other companies than Steve (e.g. I found a job on Apple for an android developer). Still, a big machine like Apple would take some time for things to fall into place; maybe during the iphone's eighth generation.

On a personal note, I'd only want a smart home to learn my preferences so that I don't have to keep changing settings (e.g. temperature, lighting), let me remote control things (e.g. "Did I leave the stove on?") or dial emergency services (e.g. burglary, elderly person suddenly not responsive). I don't want my fridge ordering groceries for me or my washing machine tweeting if it's done. I don't want to have my laundry to be literally broadcast to the public.

I'm thinking of DIY-ing some home automation as a learning project; hopefully, that pans out.


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