We have just heard the news last week : Google, who bought Nest in the beginning of 2014, is shutting down all the Revolv smart hubs.
Google had stopped selling Revolv smart hubs in october 2014 but the hub could connect various equipment, from Nest Thermostat to Philips Hue bulbs, and supported protocols including Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and Zigbee.
The company could have released the hub source code so that it could be maintained by the community. Instead, they offer a financial compensation to hub owners who contact them.
It looks like Google is concentrating more on the “Works with Nest” platform, that will compete with Apple’s HomeKit.
What can be noted is that Google is shutting down Revolv servers. Without those servers, the hub will simply not be able to work. We recently talked about smart hubs. It is important to mention that some hubs contain data that may transit through external servers and some may not work without an internet connection. Be sure to consider this when you choose your smart controller.