- August 27th 2015 at 09:47 PM
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Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things (DoT) allows users to take control of the Internet of Things and program their own automatic interactions between devices, apps and data. You pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s), and your Netvibes Potion makes the magic happen. (To learn more about Potions, please visit our FAQ page).
We are excited to announce that Netvibes is integrating DoT with Samsung SAMI in order to extend the power of Potions to even more users and devices.
With Netvibes + SAMI, users will be able to control an extensive variety of connected devices from their Netvibes dashboard. SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interaction) is an open data-collection platform that integrates multiple APIs from different devices and manufacturers. Through SAMI, Netvibes can easily connect its dashboards to many new objects at once, without having to code for every single API.
Let’s look at how this works. By connecting to SAMI, you can use your WeMo switch with Netvibes Potions. As with all Netvibes Potions, the Trigger(s) and Action(s) are customizable to do whatever you choose. In this example: If it’s 10:00 p.m. on a school night AND the upstairs TV WeMo switch is “on,” then send me a text alert to tell the kids to go to bed. (Watch the below video to see this in action.)
In addition to the WeMo switch, users will soon be able to control any SAMI-linked device or data through Netvibes. In the future, SAMI may eventually provide normalized data, abstracted from various objects. For example, you could use a dataset, like Step Count per Day, without needing to know exactly which device was used to measure the steps.
Netvibes connects to SAMI using the REST API, as shown in the illustration below:
By bringing together SAMI as the data collection layer and Netvibes as the automation layer, we are empowering users to do more with the Internet of Things. Program your digital life exactly how you wish: the possibilities are limitless!