Category Archives: Smart Objects

2 New Compatible Devices + DIY smart home projects = Our Summer News

We’re excited to announce that two new devices are now compatible with the Sensorflare platform.

Each of these devices is now available to all users of Sensorflare under Devices & Services. Here are some brief insights on them:

Withings

Be in complete control of your body from anywhere!

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Withings offer smart products and apps to take care of yourself and your loved ones in a new and easy way. Discover among them the Withings Pulse, Wi-Fi Body Scale, and Blood Pressure Monitor. Withings are designed for you who wants to lose a few pounds, exercise more, keep an eye on your blood pressure, or sleep better! These smart connected devices will help you easily take care of your health and well-being.

Netatmo

Make sure you return to a warm home!

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The Netatmo Weather Station contains a unique set of sensors to monitor your living environment’s temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, carbon dioxide concentration, noise pollution, and more. It helps people to understand the environment they live in by creating connected objects that measure what they can’t see.

 

Are you ready for more news?  Do you love DIY projects?

If you do… keep up reading this post!

If not, maybe it time to change your mind on that!

Now with Sensorflare and a Raspberry Pi you can create a smart home controller for your RF devices! You will be able to control your RF devices remotely and control them from with a single click from your web browser or mobile phone. If you want to learn how you can do this, read this post on Instructables and start making your home smarter!

Do you want more DIY projects?  Well… we do not have something for you right now but if you have a Spark Core  lying around stay tuned for the good news 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Have you Withings or Netatmo? Are you a DIY kind of person?

Get the Sensorflare app now!

 

Introducing our New Sensorflare!

Welcome to our new look website!

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We’ve introduced a new look Sensorflare website giving you a whole new Sensorflare world to explore.

The new look of our site is live and focuses on the most important thing Sensorflare does – to give you full control over your smart devices!

What is new?

We’ve changed the design of our site and made it easier to get around.

We’ve introduced a great new look that we feel reflects the easy to understand nature of our range of services.

A lot of the things you use most are still here, you will just find they look a whole lot fresher!

We’ve worked hard to ensure that our new website is accessible and creates a more user-friendly online experience for everyone.

Tips and tricks about the new Sensorflare!

Our new interface is designed to help you get more out Sensorflare. Amongst other you can now:

★ Select your favourite devices to view them just after you log in

      ★ Tag your devices with a single click
      ★ Control your Philips Hue lamps easily even if your are not home
    ★ Create actions with all your smart devices in 3 simple steps

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More good news?

Our iOS App is coming soon to the App Store! It’s already working in our development environment and it’s looking beautiful! Keep an eye out for iOS release dates.

We will continue to develop, evaluate and improve the usability of our site to ensure our users’ needs are being met. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new look site, so please let us know – we’ll be in the thread below to discuss them with you.

Sensorflare is participating in Business IT Excellence contest

Business IT Excellence Contest

The Business IT Excellence contest is searching for the best Internet of Things solution for the businesses! In this contest entrepreneurs, developers and users come together to find the most efficient ones. The companies – developer of those solutions will be qualified after a public voting, through social media and via email voting. The voting process will last from 11.05.2015 till 22.06.2015.

The winner will be selected by a jury from the 15 solutions with the most votes. The winner with his solution will become heroes of an advertising campaign worth 30,000€ and also the winning company will become partner of OTE / COSMOTE.

We’re excited to announce that Sensorflare is participating in contest! We invite you to support and vote for Sensorflare!

Vote now

Why? Because via Sensorflare you can:

  • Use intelligent lighting, motion sensors, smart thermostats and iBeacons technologies to control your work-life environment.
  • Reduce energy consumption, improve lighting conditions and optimize ambient conditions.

Watch out how Sensorflare can improve your business environment by combining different smarthome technologies!

sources: Business IoT Excellence

Connected Dump Objects

In a recent post in Time magazine, Alex Hawkinson (founder and CEO of SmartThings) shares his vision of the future where “Eventually, everything that should be connected will be connected”. This indeed points to a very promising future – the future of Internet, where the physical and cyber domains will be truly connected. Many predict that by 2020, billion of devices will be connected, providing an unprecedented array of applications and services. Intuitive examples have been visualized into impressive videos, showing great business opportunities. A very nice video produced by the EU Commission for dissemination purposes of the FP7 R&D program under the title “Internet of Things Europe – The Movie: Imagine everything was linked …” is one such example. Yet having all these “dump objects” connected is it enough? By examining currently available technologies, it is evident that the complexity of orchestrating simple tasks, such as “text me when my son runs out of the front door before breakfast”, or “brew my coffee automatically at 06:00 and 11:00” is enormous. And these tasks require just one device to be connected. Imagine trying to define a task that incorporates two devices. For example: “start brewing  coffee when I am almost done jogging”. Can you imagine going through the configuration screens to setup this task? What about more devices? It is therefore essential to develop new technologies that will allow the devices to self-configure. To monitor our behavior and adapt their operation to better serve our needs. To do this by requiring the minimum interaction. Having every single dump object  connected is not the goal of the Internet of Things. It is just the first step towards unleashing its true potential.