“Philips Hue is a lighting system that changes the definition of what your standard home lighting setup is, and now there’s an official developer program for the innovative Wi-Fi-connected bridge and bulbs, so that third-party apps and hardware can pick up what Philips has started,” Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch.
“Philips recognized that devs wanted to do different things with the Hue, and decided to help them out, by opening up an official developer program, complete with an SDK for iOS developers, and APIs that allow both software and hardware makers to take advantage of the Hue’s connected features,” Etherington reports. “The official tool means that developers can depend on it as a stable channel through which to build Hue integration into their products.”
Etherington reports, “The developer tools will be available free to anyone who wants to create applications and devices that connect to the Hue system. Philips will also continue to work on expanding the Hue line, said George Yianni, HUe System Architect, with new lightbulb types to follow soon. With new third-party investment in the Hue ecosystem, as well as more from Philips itself, it’s about to become a lot more than just a different kind of lightbulb.”
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Philips Hue smart LED light bulb hits Apple Stores exclusively on October 30 – October 29, 2012