As “The Internet of Things” continues to expand to more devices for the home, the ease of home automation gets more complicated. With an app for your lights, one for the sprinklers, another for your thermostat … you get the point, your phone is filled with apps.
Revolv is the first simple solution to unify all of these and take away your frustrations. According to their website, “it’s a single automated experience worth getting giddy over!”
Revolv supports all of today’s best-selling smart home devices such as Yale locks, Sonos, Philips Hue, Inseteon, GE and more. The app itself is simple and sleek. The home screen features a dashboard that lists all of the devices in your home. You can see what’s going on with your devices, recent activity or access On-Demand Actions.
Calling it, “lifestyle automation,” the team at Revolv incorporated a Geosense Proximity feature, which allows you to control your home based on your proximity to it without the phone ever even leaving your pocket.
Another great thing about Revolv is it uses wireless Internet. The “Revolv Hub” only requires a power cord, so all you have to do is connect it to your Wi-Fi network and you’re set. This Hub acts as the central point of all your home devices, making it easy to control them from one place. Revolv provides updates so your device can keep improving. Check out Revolv and get “Smart Home Awesomation.”
Revolv was a great first step into the connected home. It wasn’t perfect, but we worked hard to make something we – and other smart people – could build on.
And it worked. In 2014, we were bought by Nest and the technology we made became an integral part of the Works with Nest platform. Now Works with Nest is turning into something more secure, more useful and just flat-out better than anything Revolv created.
So we’re pouring all our energy into Works with Nest and are incredibly excited about what we’re making. Unfortunately, that means we can’t allocate resources to Revolv anymore and we have to shut down the service. As of May 15, 2016, your Revolv hub and app will no longer work.
Thank you for your support and believing in us. We’re sad for the end of Revolv, but this isn’t the end of the connected home. This is the beginning.”
Written by Jenna Black
Jenna is an activist in her community and a lover of all things tech, especially smart home technology. Learn more