Cisco Embraces the Cloud, Third Party Apps
A day after Cisco’s big partnership with Citrix was announced, the networking company rolled out a big update to Linksys Smart WiFi router series’ firmware. The EA2700, EA3500, and EA4500 consumer boxes now give users access to a lot of new functionality via Cisco Connect Cloud, which also opens up a big opportunity for developers.
Cisco Connect Cloud lets you control your home network from a web-based interface that’s available anywhere, not just locally. More importantly however, it’s a platform that can be extended with third party apps. There are six iOS applications available at the moment, including one that syncs video content between devices and one that lets the user activate any IP camera that’s connected to an EA router.
There’s not a lot of variety on launch day, but Cisco hopes that it will be able to bolster this ecosystem with the Linksys Developer Community
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