ControlTrends has been waiting for the next major development in the “race for the home space” after watching how Samsung, Google, and Honeywell took such formidable investment strides to ensure their participation (share) of the burgeoning home market. Does Apple’s announcement place them ahead of Google in the race — by at least unveiling a proposed strategy for the smart home market?
Apple took a dive into the connected home at its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday with its official announcement of Home Kit, which will allow the iPhone or iPad to become the remote control for an entire home.
Apple’s Home Kit allows devices such as garage doors, door locks, lights, webcams and thermostats to be certified as ‘Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod’ or MFi. Each device can be accessed through the Home Kit app, rather than juggling each manufacturer’s app separately, according to Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering at Apple.
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