This was obviously coming, as it had already been rumored and rumors about Apple spread like wildfire. This on the other hand, kept its head low. But it has now been officially announced. The stage was set in the then sunny San Francisco, Apple’s Craig Federighi announced Home Kit: Curpertino’s resolution for your home automation problems. Note that this not some hardware we are talking about. This will not the available on your local Apple store. Federighi described the Home Kit as he said and I quote:
common network protocol with secure networking to ensure only your iPhone can open your garage door or unlock your door
The Home Kit is more of an API (application programming interface). The new API will allow home automation developers to perform their part of the job easily. That is, they can now centralize all home automation in iOS without needing separate apps to access each device’s specific features. These devices include locks, cameras, doors, thermostats, plugs, switches and more.
The wireless network or the API lets you to securely pair individual or group devices with your mobile device. And yes, it also works with Siri. Federighi explained,
You could say things like ‘get ready for bed
And Home Kit will intelligently dim your lights, lock your doors and lower the thermostat. Well with features like this, you can have accessibility right in your hands at all times. Now you won’t have to jump out of bed every now and then just to dim your lights.
Apple has really put some event to put all the right things in front of the user. All these applications provided by Apple in WWDC 14’ has given the end user absolute accessibility and ease to spend their lives. Hopefully we’ll hear more about the platform soon enough.
Meanwhile stay tuned with us to get latest news about WWDC 14’.