The internet of shitty things that each require an app
Lot’s of connected items out there, really not that many good ones yet. From fitness band to smart lightbulbs, there are a lot of great ideas but that will end up in a drawer or scrap yard in less that 6 months. Too expensive, too fragile and just requiring too many apps and softwares to use.
Technology convergence has had the result that other than our main device, like our smartphones, we don’t have much patience for charging stuff. I would probably still be using my iWatch if I did not have to charge it daily.
Here are some of the useful things I would like connected via the grid (no more batteries please!):
- Door bell intercom system
- Bath is ready
- Food is fully cooked thermostat
- Fire / Gas / Flooding alarm
- Burglar Alarm (one with good privacy please)
- Device X is fully charged notification
Ideally all via a single app, that one never has to open, just notifications on my phone or smartwatch. All these sensors in one $199 kit that includes a wifi router or smth. The domotica kit.