Imagine. What would your life be like today without the contributions of Smart Home startups? Without the increasingly ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that are now part of our daily lives, whether we call home Singapore, Staten Island, or somewhere in between?
Fact. Students entering college and university this fall have never experienced a world without the internet. Connectivity, and our many connected devices and products are things they simply take for granted.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made everything from our phones to our cars to our kitchen appliances “smart.” Technologies brought to market by Smart Home startups save us time, money, and energy. UIB‘s conversational AI platform with cognitive IoT capabilities even allows us to control these connected products with text and talk on all of our favorite communications channels, including the world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp (UIB is a WhatsApp Business solution provider)!
UIB content partner The Zebra shared with us the following infographic looking at 12 Smart Home startups that truly disrupted the industry. A heads up that while not every product and company on their list was a financial success at the time, these companies and products absolutely transformed how we think about and use technology in our increasingly smart homes, paving the way for today’s startups, innovations, and products.