SmartThings plans monthly updates for Windows Phone app going forward

SmartThings has taken to a blog post to talk about its plans for its Windows Phone app going forward, noting that it expects to stick to a schedule of more consistent minor updates rather than the occasional big, sweeping overhaul. Specifically, SmartThings has committed to new releases roughly once per month. From SmartThings:

Instead of doing a large app interface overhaul like we did with iOS and Android, we'll be releasing individual features over time. The size of each app development team is proportional to the number of SmartThings customers on that platform, so our Windows Mobile team is smaller (though no less dedicated!) than our iOS and Android teams. We plan to do these version releases approximately once a month with a primary focus on stability and bug fixes, but which will frequently be accompanied by updates to features, functionality, and design.

This should be great news for anyone who happens to use a Windows Phone and any SmartThings connected home products. As for when you can expect the first of those monthly updates, SmartThings says it expects to release one "in the coming days" that will bring the ability to group your connected devices by room.

Do you use SmartThings devices at home? Let us know what kinds of features you'd like to see in future updates!

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