By Dan Farber, CNET
“SmartThings, the startup that’s all about providing a platform for managing the growing number of devices that are connected to the Internet, is looking for new ways to get customers deploying its own Internet-of-Things devices, as well as those of its partners. To do that, it’s launching an online marketplace where users can buy starter kits, as well as various individual devices and solution sets to manage different part of their homes.
The company launched its first products as part of a Kickstarter campaign last September, offering up a starter kit that included a SmartThings hub and a variety of different sensors to keep track of movement and control devices in the home. The idea was to enable users to use their smartphones to enable various levels of home automation.”