Friday, June 6, 2014

Apple Embraces the Internet of Everything with the Announcement of HomeKit

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On Monday (June 2), Apple announced their official dive into the smart home device market at WWDC 2014. HomeKit, as they call it now, is "a new toolkit for iOS 8 developers that will create a standard for developers to pair their iPhones with different smart home devices. That will make it simpler for users to provide secure access to those devices" (Apple Introduces HomeKit to Securely Pair iPhones with Smart Home Devices).

This further validates the need to experience the Internet of Everything in simpler terms. Being able to manage multiple devices through a single user interface, plus the integration with a Virtual Agent to act as a 'butler' and streamline all interactions, revolutionizes users' experiences.  

Do you think Apple is beating out the competition with their latest smart home platform? Check out this article, Apple HomeKit vs. Samsung, Google + Comcast, and let us know what you think about the current state of the home automation market.