Wink's Smart Home Platform Makes its Way to Home Depot

Wink Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of Monday at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from manufacturers including Dropcam, Honeywell, Quirky, Schalge, Kwikset, Honeywell and more, giving users a single app for either iOS or Android from which to customize and control them all. Sound familiar? It should, because it’s what startup SmartThings set about to do since its founding in 2012. Nest has also debuted a project with a similar end goal in mind, called “Works with Nest” and offering developers a way for makers of connected devices to link their gadgets to the Google-owned company’s smart learning thermostat.

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