Something about Ivee: Building a voice UI for the smart home

[soundcloud url=”” params=”color=00a8ff&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Smart home, make me a coffee! We’re not there yet, but voice control of our connected homes is something we’ll see this year (in the next month in some cases) so my guest this week was Jonathon Nostrant the cofounder and CEO of Ivee who explained how Ivee wants to help tie together a variety of connected devices already in the home. The platform will work with the Staples Connect Hub and the Lowes Iris system.

But first my colleague Kevin Tofel and I discussed some comments on last week’s podcast.Not everyone is convinced that Bluetooth can overtake Zwave and Zigbee in the smart home, and there are a lot of questions about different ways to tie the internet of things together. We discussed All Joyn and the All Seen Alliance in this context as well as IFTTT. And Kevin wanted a smart lock, but when he couldn’t find a Wi-Fi one he gave up. Kevin’s a sucker for Wi-Fi in the home.

Download this episode

Internet of Things Show RSS Feed

Subscribe to this show in iTunes

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and Jonathon Nostrant the cofounder and CEO of Ivee

Today’s episode is brought to you by Freshbooks.

  • Addressing reader comments on ZigBee, All Joyn and IFTTT
  • Kevin can’t find a Wi-Fi smart lock so went with a dumb one instead
  • What is Ivee and how to use voice macros in the smart home
  • The trouble with voice as a UI


What’s ahead for the internet of things: Our CES preview podcast

Smart homes aren’t dumb, and will employees have privacy in the smart office?

Podcast: All I want for Christmas is a 210-inch, unfolding TV
Connected Christmas trees and home hub disasters on this week’s podcast

Podcast: In a connected world, what is the future of play?

Laser scan your food to track calories and more, and… the internet of puppies!

Podcast: How connectivity can help deliver better cancer care

Can your coffeemaker be compromised? Securing the internet of things

Are parking hassles an Internet thing of the past? And connected seat cushions!

Podcast: A Raspberry Pi board for the internet of things and connecting my blinds

Podcast: Intel’s plan to get inside the internet of things

Podcast: Ding Dong! DoorBot’s connected doorbell finds a home

Should your ISP be the glue that connects your smart home?

IoT Podcast: Staples to become a one-stop shop for office supplies and smart home devices