I’m very intrigued by this new product called WeMo which lets you control electrical devices in your home via a mobile app – such as lights, coffee maker, TV – anything that plugs into a power outlet.
It even has a version that captures motion and can trigger responding actions, such as sending a text message, updating Twitter (via IFTTT) – just about any web service you can think of.
At first I am thinking that this is scary. The web has officially taken over our lives.
But then I start thinking of the multitude of uses I could conjure up with this baby.
I’ll let you know if I actually pick one up and utilize it.
In general, regarding “household internet triggers,” I’d still like to be able to:
- Control the thermostat through an app or command.
- Receive an alert when the milk is running low or expired.
Pretty sure the WeMo can’t do that (yet).