After five years, the Stringify service ( — an automation service for the Internet of Things (IoT) with award-winning apps in both iOS and Android — is shutting down. According to company spokesperson Mike Yurochko “this isn’t a decision we made lightly, but as our focus increasingly shifts to developing new connected-home experiences at Comcast, we made a strategic decision to step back from developing the app.” 

You don’t need to take any action right away. While the company will be removing Stringify from app stores today, it will continue to operate and support the service for existing users through the month of June. When Stringify deactivates the app, it will also delete all of your user data, Yurochko says. He also offers some recommendations of potential technology alternatives:

° IFTTT – A free-to-use service that offers a lot of the same functions and capabilities as Stringify.

° Yonomi – Another free-to-use service that supports many connected devices and experiences.”

° WebCore – For users of the Samsung SmartThings platform.