“Apple’s plan to manage upcoming HomeKit-compatible accessories could revolve around a new iOS app called ‘Home,’ according to sources familiar with the app,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Using Siri or the Home app, users will be able to remotely control parts of their homes directly from iOS devices,” Gurman reports. “Just as Apple’s HealthKit framework worked with the Health app to create a signature new iOS 8 feature, HomeKit will rely in part upon the Home app to securely manage a connected home full of accessories and data.”
Gruman reports that Apple’s new Home app will create “a virtual representation of rooms in the home to easily organize and connect HomeKit devices.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hello, WifiSLAM! To us, this sounds like indoor mapping is about to become integral to the home automation experience. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the future!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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