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Anybody can now make HomeKit accessories

TechMatters
December 22, 2019

Anybody can now make HomeKit accessories

Apple has released an open-source version of the HomeKit Accessory Development Kit. You can now fork it on GitHub and play around with it to integrate smart home devices in the Home app and beyond.

Today’s news is related to the Connected Home over IP effort, an industry-wide effort to build an open-source standard for the internet of things. Virtually, Apple, Amazon, Google, the Zigbee Alliance and smart residence creators want to work together so that accessories wreak everywhere.

Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee join forces for the purposes of an open smart-alecky home standard

HomeKit is lagging behind, although Apple arrived early in the connected home gap. A ton of supplements now work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but you can control very few accessories with Siri, as HomeKit approval has been slow.

By open-sourcing HomeKit, Apple hopes that more smart home producers will try to integrate HomeKit in their paradigms. Everything has been released under the Apache 2.0 license.

As Next INpact noticed, if you want to release a HomeKit-compatible accessory, you still have to work with Apple to get a certification. And of course, manufacturers that work with Apple instantly could potentially access unreleased features before they’re launched at WWDC.

Developers have already reverse-engineered HomeKit to add HomeKit compatibility to more maneuvers with the Homebridge activity. Now let’s see if it should contribute to more cool projects to make it easier to mastery your connected objects from your iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices.

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