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Package theft is plaguing today’s consumers; nearly 11 million U.S. homeowners have had a package stolen within the past year. August Home Inc, one of the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services that make life more simple and secure, yesterday released the results of a new study, Package Theft Report: Outsmarting Criminals at Your Front Door.
IFTTT (short for “if this, then that”) announced last week via their blog and other media outlets that they have been working closely with other apps to implement their recipe style automation into native apps. Turns out Garageio is one of those apps.
In short, IFTTT’s recipes are great for getting apps and devices that you use on the reg to interact with each other without being prompted to do so.
Before now, you had to download the IFTTT app or visit their website to get everything setup. Today that changed. Over the course of the last year, the Garageio team has been working with IFTTT to integrate those formulas inside our own app rather than relying on IFTTT to handle the coordination elsewhere.
The result is you can now use all IFTTT recipes right within the Garageio native app to do cool things like:
You can now use Garageio and Stringify to automatically close your garage whenever you forget about it.
Using the new Stringify App in combination with your Garageio you can now completely automate opening and closing your garage door based on your location, time of day, or for your security. Whether you are simply coming home for the night, leaving for work in the morning Stringify will make sure your garage is always secure.
You can use Stringify for all of your smart home devices, but to do use it for your garage you will need a Garageio. If you don’t have a Garageio yet, go here and use the code “STRINGIFY” to get 15% off.
Here are 4 quick guides to automate your garage using Stringify:
1. Download the Stringify App and set up a ‘Flow’ using the Garageio Icon.
2. Set Stringify to Close your garage when you are away.
Exact Flow: When I am not home and the garage door opens, send, close the garage and send me a notification.
3. Set Stringify to Auto Close Your Garage when you are home.
Exact Flow: When I am home and it is late, if the garage door is open, close it and notify me.
4. Set Stringify to Notify you if your garage opens unexpectedly.
Exact Flow: If it is nighttime and the garage door opens, turn on my room lights, and send me a notification.
Stringify can be programmed to work with all of your smart home devices and they have Flow Ideas that include Phillips Hue, Amazon Echo, Nest and many others.
You can get and in depth use case of how to use Stringify and Garageio on their blog here.
We’re happy to announce that Garageio is now available on Smarthome.com! As an IoT hardware startup, it’s extremely important to be available on as many different platforms as possible. So we are adding another distribution channel to our arsenal with Smarthome.com! They have a huge selection of other awesome smart home and IoT products such as the Amazon Echo, Insteon, and Ecobee. Thanks to the folks over at Smarthome for believing in our product!
We are proud to announce that Garageio now works with Myknock!
Myknock makes your connected life better for you and your family. It saves you valuable time by removing the clutter of multiple apps with multiple logins.
Why have Garageio and Myknock teamed up? The garage is a unique access point to your home for the entire family. While most devices and services do a great job catering to a single connected user – Myknock caters to the connected family. Similarly to your Philips Hue smart lights, Nest thermostat, and all your other connected devices, you may want control and personalize how each member of your household uses Garageio. Instead of having to install and manage multiple apps to operate your smart home, Myknock gives you total control from a single dashboard.
Myknock supports multiple user-based profiles allowing the household owner to share access to their connected life devices and services with others as desired. Myknock is the only solution that seamlessly works for all of the members of the household, greatly improving the digital life experience by letting users share access with every member of the family.
Garageio and Myknock both create a smarter and simpler way to monitor and control your smart home and your life. It only makes sense for the two to work together. Learn more about Garageio + Myknock and our other integrations on our WorksWith page. You can also check out Myknock’s press release on prweb!
Myknock is a free app and is available at Myknock.com and can be downloaded from the links below:
Garageio’s App has been in need of a serious makeover for quite some time. Through tons of awesome customer feedback, a successful Beta Test, and 4 months of rigorous development, we are proud to announce that we are releasing a brand new Garageio App!
The new app has a completely redesigned aesthetic that brings its looks up to speed with its Blackbox counterpart. But looks aren’t the only thing we focused on, after all, true beauty is on the inside.
What’s new on the inside you may ask? Below is a list of just a few of the new features that are in this first release.
- You can now Manage Users inside the app (View/Add/Remove users for your doors)
- New Door Settings Menu for each of your doors
- New Account Settings Menu
This is just the beginning of new developments you will see in the near future. As Garageio continues to grow and we develop new integrations, features, and surprises, the app will not be lagging behind. The importance of Garageio’s user experience will be kept in the forefront, starting with the app.
So if you love the new app and think it’s perfect, let us know! If there is a feature or integration you want us to implement, or a particular design change you want to see, let us know! We want the app to be a living piece of software through continuous development in order to create a better experience for you.
Phew! What a week Garageio had down in New Orleans at the Collision Conf! It was three awesome days of super informative talks, tons of cool and innovative startups showcasing their products, and networking with some influential people at the local bars during happy hour.
Our exhibitor booth got tons of traffic from the media, investors, speakers, and more. We spoke with a huge variety of people who wanted to hear our story and understand our technology. We were also super lucky to have a couple of awesome startups as neighbors! QuickTask, an employee time management software startup based out of Canada was on our right. And WASD Studio, a virtual reality startup based out of Mexico was on our left!
We made some great connections and found some interesting startups that you may see Garageio working with in the future! While it was difficult to step away from the development grind for almost an entire week, and now having heaps of emails to catch up on, it was totally worth it. Collision Conf is what a startup conference should be: All about the startups.