What Nest's product shutdown says about the Internet of Things
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
Nest is dropping support for one of its products on May 15. More than just dropping support, the product will cease to work entirely.
The product isn’t one of Nest’s branded lines – it’s not the thermostat, the smoke alarm or the Nest Cam. Instead it’s the Revolv smart home hub.
Nest acquired Revolv in 2014 and stopped selling the product – which was one of the early home automation hubs – almost immediately.
But the service – which was tapped into the Internet of Things with an iOS app that allowed users to control things like lights, locks and smart speaker systems – continued to work. Read more…