Another pet-oriented smart object; this one definitely meets a real need. (Speaking as the slave-human of a 15 pound Maine Coon cat who would happily eat his body weight in winter.)
I wonder about the utility of this thing if the founding company fails. Does the implementation rely on someone keeping a server running? If in 2015 Petnet makes an excited blog post about their bright new future now that they’ve been purchased by Cisco or Jawbone or Google or whoever, will the cat feeder eventually stop working?
We need to establish norms for objects which exist as extensions of services, especially when those services are run by venture-funded startups.