Harman and Samsung have entered right into a strategic affiliation that may have Harman taking on the GoodThings’ usual and wearing it ahead towards different Internet of Things merchandise. Announced these days, Samsung GoodThings R&D staff and HARMAN Connected Services (HCS), a department of HARMAN International, will collaborate at the platform with HCS creating and supporting the GoodThings programs and software development.
Samsung bought early Internet of Things darling GoodThings in 2014 for round $200 million. Since then Samsung has slowly expanded the product line and labored the services and products into a number of Samsung product. Yet from an out of doors vantage level, GoodThings has been treading water.
Harman, additionally a Samsung corporate, will tackle key GoodThings development duties together with with creating and deploying the GoodThings app, paintings 3rd birthday celebration sensors into the GoodThings ecosystem, expand GoodThings Cloud and expand the GoodThings roadmap.
GoodThings introduced as some of the early corporations that introduced a whole, turnkey Internet of Things ecosystem. The corporate raised a $three million seed spherical in 2012 and demoed its wears at CES 2013 via retrofitting a rented area in Vegas. Samsung bought the corporate in 2014 when the IoT wars had been heating up. Since then, GoodThings has in large part been left in the back of as Alexa and Google Home have grown in recognition. It will now be up to Harman to make GoodThings are living up to its early guarantees.