I read an article recently from ft.com (dated May 21, 2017) which details the progress of the IoT company LightwaveRF. One thing I found very interesting in the article, and that is that they claim that:
Last week, LightwaveRF’s shares rose 40 per cent when it announced a partnership with Google Home and Google Assistant. It signed a similar tie-up with Amazon’s Alexa in November. Already 5,000 or so of LightwaveRF’s customers are Alexa groupies.
What is the nature of these partnerships? Should we expect LightwaveRF thermostats to start looking more like Nest Thermostats, etc., or are they simply trying to make compatibility between Amazon Echos and Google Homes etc. with their devices smoother?