One of my favourite apps for controlling my smart home is Stringify, it combines smart home integration complex workflows. For example, I have flows for turning Philips Hue lights on when my Arlo cameras spot motion but only at selected time. I have been using Stringify for a few years and find it really usefull.
Sadly, it seems Stringify is close down in June as the developers focus on work with Comcast. While there are alternatives like IFTTT they don’t offer the flexibility and control of Stringify, so I am going to be really sad to see it go.
I will look at some of alternatives and if I find anything useful I will create a write something up.
Dear Shut Down,
After nearly five years of transforming how people automate their connected lives, I’m sorry to inform you that we are beginning the process of deactivating the Stringify app. This isn’t a decision we made lightly, but as our focus increasingly shifts to developing new connected-home experiences at Comcast, we made a strategic decision to step back from developing the app.
You don’t need to take any action right away. While we will be removing Stringify from app stores today, we will continue to operate and support the service for existing users through the month of June. When we deactivate the app, we will also delete all of your user data.
We know that Stringify plays a big part in our users’ daily lives, and we want to make sure everyone has plenty of time to adjust.
To that end, I’d also like to offer a couple of recommendations of potential technology alternatives. While I’d encourage you to do your own research, our team thinks these solutions each offer unique value.
IFTTT – A great free-to-use service that offers a lot of the same functions and capabilities as Stringify.
Yonomi – Another free-to-use service that supports many connected devices and experiences.
WebCore – For users of Samsung SmartThings platform. Some folks on our team have been using and enjoying it.
Thanks again for being part of Stringify. It’s been a true pleasure to work with our tremendous community of users. Please don’t hesitate to email us at[email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.