Apple HomeKit for Home Automation and Internet of Things

A few months ago, the acquisition of smart thermostat manufacturer Nest by a company of the reputation of Google had created a lot of stir and interest among technology pundits. Lately, a good amount of analysis has been going around with respect to new technological facets like internet of things and machine to machine interaction. Going with the trend on market for connected devices, it is expected to grow at a notably high average per year in the present decade. With the sort of evident dominance and growing clamor in favor of this novice technological drift, was it not a logical conclusion for Apple to accept the challenge and introduce what it proudly calls HomeKit? The moot question however is that can they extend their ascendancy in the field of gadgets with their ongoing efforts on connected objects which can impress the analysts, the way they have done so far with a vivid range of innovative enterprises.

The several APIs that have been revealed for the expansive solution will allow them to interact with a plethora of objects including home automation thermostats, locks and connected bulbs. Manufacturers of the fame of Netatmo are being cited by Apple as their partners. Seemingly is has been announced that twenty top level manufacturing partners will be supporting Apple is an exciting and daunting endeavor.

After exploring vistas in the venture involving cars connected with iOS CarPlay service the tech major in the early June disclosed laudable aspiration in home automation in its recent developer’s conference called WWDC 2014.

On this occasion the framework capabilities were explained which seemingly might allow the iPhone and iPad for interacting with new communicating household equipments, locks, lights, thermostats, doors and appliances. The onslaught actually begins this fall with the release of iOS version 8. But success in this zone will probably depend mostly on the basis of effort exertion from manufacturers to make the products compatible and useful with the large premise of this solution. These set of companies may include Philips, Texas Instruments, Haier and Honeywell as these are said to be in the loop.

Whether HomeKit would necessarily be looking to compete with an exhaustive network of connected thermostats from Google is yet to be seen. Rather, to offer a new range of products which are capable of reaching a wide audience can be created with the recent acquisition of Beats and ace products like Siri


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