Happy Holidays! We’re excited to share some exciting integration developments and to give you the latest updates about your ivee.
As some of you are already aware, we are now actively integrating with Staples Connect, Staples’ new connected home platform. Check out their smart home initiative here:http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/staples-connect/
This is a powerful addition to the ivee ecosystem because it will allow ivee to control a ton of new devices! Also, with Staples Connect, you will be able to create “scenes,” which allow you to control multiple devices with a simple voice command. For example, you could create a scene called “Good Night,” and then say “Good Night” to ivee, which would then turn off all your lights, lock your front door, lower the shades in your bedroom, and adjust your thermostat to a nice 70 degrees.
Today, the Staples Connect system works with a wide array of popular products like Honeywell thermostats, Lutron light switches, Philip’s Hue light bulbs, Serena shades, and Schlage locks. By integrating Staples Connect in your my.helloivee.com portal, you will be able to pull in the “scene” names and data into your ivee so ivee can help you execute these commands.
Check out all the cool products that you will be able to include in scenes here:http://www.staples.com/Staples-Connect-Home-Control/cat_SC5529.
Now that the hardware and firmware are complete, we are in the final stages of server software QA testing. All future device updates will be pushed via ivee’s auto-update system. The auto-update system is an OTA (over the air) process that automatically keeps your ivee up-to-date with the latest system software.
In addition, we’ve been testing daily and working on improving performance (latency) and accuracy. AT&T recently built a new data center and we are actively working & testing with them to improve ivee’s response time.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, we just launched our new website at www.helloivee.com. Feel free to post any comments or questions in the new ‘Community’ section.
Nest - we are waiting for the public API to become available to us. We have an unofficial (non-public) integration in place already that we’ve been testing internally with. It’s very cool!
Smart Things - Coming February 2014.
Philip’s Hue - available now via Staples Connect. We’ll connect directly to their API before March 2014.
Please feel free to email us at any time with any questions, comments, or concerns. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.