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Getting started

This article is part of tutorials for integrating your IoT device and it covers beginner-level concepts. In each getting started, we’ll provide you with end-to-end instructions on how to integrate and test your device.

What you’ll build

SmartThings Cloud can connect all different kinds of devices as below:

  • If you want to integrate your device which is already connected to a third-party cloud with SmartThings Cloud, build a cloud-to-cloud device.
  • If you want to build a new device and directly connect it to SmartThings Cloud, build a directly connected device.
  • If you want to connect your ZigBee or Z-Wave devices with either a SmartThings hub or Samsung Connect Home hub, build a Hub-connected device.

Cloud-to-cloud device

Follow this basic process to integrate your device with SmartThings Cloud:

  1. Create a Connector using a SmartApp.
  2. Create a device profile.
  3. Integrate your Connector with SmartThings Cloud.
  4. Test your device.
  5. Publish your device.

Refer to the following developer guides:

Directly connected device

Follow this basic process to integrate your device with SmartThings Cloud:

  1. Manufacture your device.
  2. Create a device profile.
  3. Integrate your device with SmartThings Cloud.
  4. Test your device.
  5. Publish your device.

Refer to the following developer guides:

Hub-connected device

Currently you can connect ZigBee or Z-Wave devices with either a SmartThings hub or Samsung Connect Home hub. We will offer developer tools and guides for hub-connected devices soon.