Linux lab: Mozilla's WebThings Gateway

Conclusions

WebThings has a promising approach to making the smart home accessible to users who do not want to transfer their data to the cloud. In addition, Mozilla's new project supports a number of different protocols and also controls WLAN and Bluetooth systems.

However, the project still suffers from a massive lack of development work in the field of add-ons for end devices. At this point, it is hardly possible to integrate today's devices, such as intelligent lamps or motion and temperature sensors, into WebThings. WebThings seems to be miles away from a solution for end users that is suitable for everyday use.

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