jerdog · Aug 25, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Control Your Appliances with Your Android Device

Long have I dreamed about laying in bed and checking the status of my washing machine to make sure my socks are washed, make sure my fridge isn’t still open from when my 4 year old decided to get some juice, or track the scale’s measurements from 90 days ago. OK, maybe I haven’t. Panasonic on the other hand thinks these things would be a great idea, and is preparing to give you a line of appliances that can be controlled via your Android device.

Now, mind you, the process only works if you have an NFC-enabled smartphone, as you need to touch the phone to the appliance in order to transfer a recipe or schedule, get relevant operating and support information, or otherwise interact with it through a variety of appliance-specific processes.While this is only initially rolling out to customers in Japan late in September and early October, expect to see these appliances migrate to other countries within the next year. The Android application will be available via Panasonic’s website for free.

I imagine I am not the only one envisioning a custom application being created to make use of the Panasonic interface to these appliances, and who knows, maybe I will be able to lay in bed and control my entire house soon.


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jerdog is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to when he was 8 years old and was given his first PC in 1984 - which promptly got formatted. It was a match made in the stars, and he never looked back. He has owned, to date, over 60 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being a News Editor and OEM Relations Manager, he is a Senior Moderator and member of the Developer and Moderator Committees at XDA. View jerdog's posts and articles here.
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