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Developers Can Create Home Automation Apps for the Microsoft Band Using Insteon API

 

SAN FRANCISCO – May 5, 2015 Insteon®, creator of the world’s premier home automation technology, announced that developers can now leverage Insteon’s RESTful API to create home automation apps that use the Microsoft Band. Microsoft Band is the first fitness wearable powered by Microsoft Health, enabling you to achieve your wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, sleep quality and more. A demonstration was presented last week during a larger breakout session at the Build conference. 

As part of the demonstration at Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Insteon illustrated ways developers can create home automation applications that use Microsoft Band, the first wearable device powered by Microsoft Health. The demo showed how a Microsoft Band was used to control a light switch by connecting through a phone running Windows.

Watch Microsoft's Tony Andrews demo quick API integration with the Insteon Hub and the Microsoft Band at Build 2015. Integrate your own apps with Insteon by becoming a developer today at insteon.com/developer. Watch the whole break out session: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/2-619

“Earlier at Build, we released the full Microsoft Band SDK for the first time, allowing developers to build apps on Microsoft Band,” said Zulfi Alam, General Manager, Personal Devices at Microsoft. “Interoperability with Insteon is a powerful, real-world example of what can be achieved when you combine a sensor-rich technology like the Microsoft Band with cloud-centric, intelligent software like Windows.”

“We’re taking home automation to inspiring new places and we’re delighted to extend our control to the Microsoft Band,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Together with our developer community, we’re bringing new power and flexibility to home automation, making it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy life at home—wherever you happen to be.”

Developers interested in building on the Insteon RESTful API can sign up for developer access online and buy an Insteon Hub, available for $39.99 at Smarthome.com. The API then enables developers to build apps capable of sending a command to any Insteon Hub in the world, all under full OAuth 2.0 compliance.

For more information, please visit http://www.insteon.com/developer/.


About Insteon®

Insteon® transforms the “connected home” from buzzphrase to reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats—everything—from wherever you are in the world. Insteon’s patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on.

 

For more information about Insteon, please visit www.insteon.com. Or connect with Insteon at Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

 

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Insteon Drives IoT Innovation With Microsoft at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference

AllJoyn Network Wires the Connected Home with More Than 200 Devices; Insteon Integrates with Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO – April 29, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced the AllJoyn-enabled Insteon Hub, which brings more than 200 Insteon devices to the AllJoyn ecosystem. This announcement was revealed on stage by Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon at the Microsoft Build developer conference. 

Insteon is also working together with Microsoft Corp. to highlight the many possibilities for the connected home when developers integrate their applications with Insteon and Windows 10. Additionally, Insteon is developing a universal app for Windows 10, which will allow Insteon to run seamlessly on any Windows 10 device across computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and more. 

“The Insteon and Microsoft relationship enables the reality of a connected lifestyle where everything works together in perfect harmony,” said Dada. “As home automation continues to grow and garner mainstream adoption, individuals will expect connected-home capabilities across their computers, tablets, smartphones and wearable devices. Insteon will continue to integrate all of these platforms to enable seamless home control from any Windows 10 device.”

“Microsoft is pleased to work with Insteon to further bring the Internet of Things to life,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist at Microsoft. “Insteon offers a great example of the kind of innovative and creative solutions that Microsoft’s platforms and technologies can empower through experiences that are more personal and productive.”

 

AllJoyn-Enabled Insteon Hub

Since joining the AllSeen Alliance last year, Insteon has continued to advance connectivity of its devices on the AllJoyn platform. Today, Insteon is opening up its entire product line to the AllSeen Alliance through the AllJoyn-enabled Insteon Hub. The AllJoyn-enabled Insteon Hub makes it easy for developers to integrate their own applications with the Windows 10 SDK and communicate with the entire Insteon product line. In addition to an onsite demonstration at the Build developer conference, Insteon will host its Introspection XML on the AllSeen Alliance portal, enabling any developer to interact with the Insteon Hub through AllJoyn. As part of this demonstration, Insteon is also showcasing a universal application running on Windows 10. 

For more information, please visit www.insteon.com/alljoyn

 

Insteon Announces One of the First Universal Applications for Windows 10

At the Build event, Insteon will share one of the first universal applications for Windows 10, allowing a streamlined UI experience across computers, tablets and smartphones as well as a variety of devices capable of running Windows 10. The Insteon application will be available for download later this year, and Insteon will be showcased by Microsoft as a featured solution.

For more information, please visit www.insteon.com.


 

About Insteon®

Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on. 

For more information about Insteon, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

 

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