Samsung Electronics integrated into multiple internet of things (IoT) services into SmarThings and launched the service on February 26. This move was made to strengthen connectivity which is the core of the IoT and provide integrated consumer experiences.
Previously, there were applications such as SmarThings, ARTIK, and Samsung Connect. This integration has empowered the Korean IT giant to offer consistent IoT experiences to consumers regardless of devices.
The integrated SmarThings service will be fully available beginning next month. Users of existing applications including Samsung Connect, can use SmarThings Application by way of simple updates. Samsung Connect announced in its notice corner on February 12 that it will be updated to become the SmarThings service.
The Samsung Galaxy S9, a new smartphone model launched by Samsung on February 25 (local time), is loaded with the SmartThings service. Samsung Electronics unveiled its new flagship smartphone model at the Samsung Galaxy Unpack 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
SmarThings connects not only all Samsung IoT platforms and ecosystems but also third party applications, terminals and services. Samsung Electronics integrated even Ignite, Harman's electronic platform into SmartThings.
Developers can easily develop solutions that connect to all SmarThings products using the application programming interface (API) of the SmarThings Cloud. Samsung Electronics is planning to provide customized intelligence services to consumers by creating an IoT ecosystem where all devices are perfectly linked with one another.