70% of Smart Home developers are hobbyists

By Stijn Schuermans for Vision Mobile:   While today’s Smart Home developers are plentiful, the vast majority of them are not pushing to develop the market. Out of all Smart Home developers, 70% are involved in the Internet of Things as a hobby or a side project. Only 30% are doing IoT in a professional capacity. When we look at the goals and motivations of Smart Home developers, this picture becomes even clearer. More than a third of Smart Home developers (36%) are Hobbyists, primarily interested in building solutions for themselves. Another third (32%) are Explorers who are learning the ins and outs of IoT. For Hobbyists in particular, Smart Home is an attractive choice: 57% of Hobbyists choose Smart Home, versus only 37% of non-Hobbyist IoT developers, a 20 percentage point (pp) difference. On the other hand, professional Guns for Hire working on commission (-10 pp), Gold Seekers hoping to strike VC money (-11 pp), Optimizers aiming for efficiency gains (-18pp) and Data Brokers selling repackaged data (-18 pp) seem to shun the Smart Home. In short, 7 in 10 developers, significantly more than in other IoT verticals, are building solutions for their own benefit first, not yours or mine.   Cont'd...

KWIKSET ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SIGNATURE SERIES MOTORIZED DEADBOLT WITH HOME CONNECT TECHNOLOGY

Ideal Lock for Entry into Smart Home Market: Homeowners Can Access Their Lock from Anywhere Through Their Smartphone, Tablet or Internet Connected Device

Austria-based iRoom and Key Digital are very happy to announce the launch of the Compass Control driver for iBezel.

Easy access for an easy life

Branto makes it possible to monitor and control your home in real-time by connecting with your smartphone and Google Glass

ANNA JOHANSSON for PSFK:  Branto is an orb that controls multiple aspects of your home through smart technology. Tired of seeing so many smart hubs that were unattractive and only worked if you bought all new gadgets and appliances, the Branto team set out to solve this problem. They created a sphere-shaped device with the power to monitor your home through a 360-degree camera and speaker. It connects to your devices to provide full-time telepresence, video conferencing, security, infrared control, audio streaming, and smart appliance control through your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee connection. However, you don't always need Wi-Fi in order to enjoy the perks of your smart orb. It works even if your Wi-Fi goes down, thanks to its ability to connect to your cellular data, meaning that your home will never be without security just because someone unplugged the Wi-Fi. It can also connect to third-party devices, such as Nest thermostats, Phillips LED televisions, and your lighting systems. Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of this technology is its ability to connect to Google Glass. This goes beyond the ability to control your home from your smartphone, opening the door to a future age that the world might not be quite ready for.   Cont'd...

Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence Expands Offering with Support for Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller

Intelligent irrigation controller helps users maintain landscape efficiently and remotely with minimum amount of water

#CES2016: Call for Technology that Improves Lives

Video contest now open for startup companies with tech for seniors and people with disabilities

QMotion Announces Participation in Dream Finders Homes First-of-its-Kind Stadium Home

Home to be Given to a Military Veteran Following 2016 Jaguars Football Season

ALL-NEW INNOVATIVE HOME ENERGY APP PROVIDES AMERICAN FAMILIES WITH ABILITY TO SAVE BIG ON ENERGY BILLS

- Free Comprehensive Homeselfe App Leads the Marketplace in Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Evaluation Technology -

NEOTION Unveils "Neohome" at IBC; a Secure Smart Home Ecosystem

Which Will Open New Monetization Possibilities for Operators!

Humax expands its efforts in the smart home business

- Humax unveils 'Butler' at the 'IBC 2015,' targeting the smart home market

AVAD Adds Universal Devices to Automation Product Lineup

Automation and Energy Management Hub Works With INSTEON and Z-Wave

ON World: 37 Million Smart Lighting Households by 2020

ON World's recently published report covers the global market for residential wireless lighting controls based on input from over 2,100 individuals including consumers, smart home service providers, vendors, suppliers, retail outlets and professional installers.

The Internet of Things Consortium Welcomes WeMo's Sunny Choi to Advisory Board

"With his broad experience driving new technologies and his expertise in market research, we look forward to incorporating his vision and voice into IoTC initiatives."

InvenSense Elevates User Experience in Today's Newest Connected Homes and Motion Based Remotes

InvenSense Motion and Voice Remote Reference Design Adds Simple and Intuitive Way to Control Interactive Content through In-Air Pointing, Gesture and Voice Commands

Y Media Labs Launches Apple Watch App for Nest Thermostat

Y Media Labs announced today the introduction of the Kontrol app for Apple Watch and iPhone.

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