598 votesMurph commented
Whilst I'd be happy with any API one that works inside the boundaries of my domestic network would be preferable. I want to still be able to control things in the absence of an internet connection. And simply because direct is going to be faster and more reliable.
Pragmatically we need both - but I can see that there may be less friction in exposing an API via the web (though I wouldn't like to assume that its easier)
432 votesAdminHive Hub (CEO / Founder, Hive) responded
Thanks for getting in touch with a great idea. The more requests we receive the higher up the priority list this will go, so spread the word.
Hive TeamMurph commented
In context of "more requests" there seem to be at least a dozen more ideas along these lines - this is a key feature for even a simple install (e.g. we have to bulbs in the hall)