Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
SmartThings (SmartThings.com), a startup with a groundbreaking approach to connecting things in the physical world to the Internet, today announced that it has broken the $1 million dollar mark on Kickstarter, a grassroots funding platform for creative projects. SmartThings hit the $1 million level in less than 28 days, making it Kickstarter’s second-highest funded technology project of all time, and its 14th project to reach $1 million. The firm’s Kickstarter campaign will be active until Friday, September 21st, with a set of benefits exclusive to Kickstarter backers (see kickstarter.smartthings.com)
“We set our goal at $250,000, and we’ve already raised more than 400% of that,” said CEO Alex Hawkinson. “The Kickstarter community has been incredible, with backing coming from across the spectrum -- consumers, developers, and makers alike. We couldn’t be more thankful for this explosive launch.”
SmartThings is changing the face of home automation by offering a dramatically simpler “out of the box” approach to connecting things in the physical world to the Internet. Air conditioners, doors, beds, lamps, and nearly anything found in the typical home can all be turned into “smart things” using the firm’s revolutionary approach, and can be monitored, controlled or automated from an ordinary smart phone.
In just a few short weeks, the company has made a tremendous splash, with coverage ranging from CNN to Mashable to Discovery. It has also announced a series of partnerships, including other Kickstarter projects, such as Instacube.
“SmartThings is unlocking a world of possibilities and unlimited potential to make your life easier, more convenient and fun,” said Hawkinson. “We look forward to working with partners, makers, and developers to keep this smart revolution moving forward.”
SmartThings is changing the face of home automation and how we interact with the physical world around us by dramatically simplifying the technology in a way that ‘just works’ out of the box. The SmartApps cloud-based software platform allows users to install apps into their lives, just like you would on your phone, that make the world and previously unintelligent physical devices smarter, more reactive and more enjoyable. Finally, SmartThings is building an open platform and embracing the developer and maker communities in a way that will significantly expand the range of applications and devices that will become smart.
For more, see SmartThings.com.