Uber, Fitbit And More Could Be Coming To A Wall Near You
A new device for the connected home is seeking to move apps off your phone and integrated into your home
Wink Relay, a touchscreen control panel for your connected home, just got a minor upgrade which will enable the platform to support Uber, Fitbit and IFTT integrations.
When in a rush, the wall-mounted display will remind you when your Uber nears, and displays your step count for the day in the case that you haven’t reached your goal. The IFTT integration will enable those keen on customizing their smart home to get creative with what a wall switch can be used to do, and an additional update in the software will also enable homes with multiple Relay units to talk through to any other Relay inside a house.
While the updates seem rather negligible, the baby steps serve to further cement Wink’s standing as a leader in the smart home space. And though the Relay still appears to cater exclusively to those dedicated to niche products for their Wink-controlled home, third-party integrations could make the Relay more interesting in future installments. IFTT marks that early-stage experimentation necessary to onboard future smart home developers, though for now we’ll have to settle for Wink’s pre-approved third party hardware.