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Home is Apple’s solution to consolidate Internet of Thing devices into a single app

TechCrunch TechCrunch 13/06/2016 Matt Burns

Today at Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple’s Internet of Things platform, HomeKit. The big news is Apple built a dedicated app to control all the devices in a person’s home.

This will let home owners use one app to control lights, view doorbell cams, open garage doors and more. This is big.

Apple launched HomeKit along with iOS 8 in 2014. Since then, the Internet of Things marketplace has exploded with apps and devices and there are very many solutions that ties everything together. HomeKit’s Home seems like a good first step towards this goal.

The new app will hit the iPad and Apple Watch too.


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