Updates to Samsung SmartThings: Samsung SmartThings, the smart home platform of the South Korean manufacturer, should support more devices in the future. In addition, Samsung plans to add offline functionality, so that everything continues to work when the internet is down.
Updates to Samsung SmartThings
The Samsung SmartThings hub has always been a nice addition to your smart home, because it supports all kinds of protocols and standards, such as Zigbee, Z-wave and bluetooth. However, recently devices increasingly support WiFi, making such a hub slightly less useful. Samsung will not let it sit and let it be known during the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 that more devices will offer native support for the platform. The smaller developers and manufacturers will also have their own place.
The Samsung SmartThings Device SDK Beta will appear for this in 2020. This makes it easier for companies to build in compatibility for SmartThings, so that they are also displayed correctly in the application. In addition, there will be a worldwide certification process with which products can be admitted more quickly. Samsung will also later introduce the Rules API: this allows devices within the network to function offline when no internet is available or when the SmartThings servers are not working.
We are now waiting for the times when these updates are available. Samsung has not yet announced exactly when this will happen.