Every time I start to think that the IoT might actually, in spite of all expectations, have one or two minor uses that provide some benefit to them, along comes some genius like this...
As always - someone has looked at a perfectly good mature working technology and found a way to make it an over-complex, over-engineered, over-priced, pile of foetid dingo's kidneys. Truly, the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is alive and well.
- Fridge: requires a thermostat and a little switch to turn the light on.
- Heating: requires a thermostat to turn the heating on and off.
- Lighting: requires a switch on the wall to turn the lights on and off.
- Lifts: requires a little control logic and a set of buttons to select a target floor.
Nope, not seeing anything there that requires an attached app store.