The Apple HomeKit API allows developers to coordinate and control home automation accessories from multiple vendors using a single interface. This API can be used to discover compatible devices, add compatible devices to the home configuration database, manage data for devices in the database, and communicate with configured accessories to make them perform actions.
This API is accessible using SDKs for iOS 8.0+, Mac Catalyst 14.0+ (Beta), tvOS 10.0+, and watchOS 2.0+.
Home Automation applications enable us to control nearly everything in our homes, and developers wishing to get in on this rapidly growing market would need to find suitable APIs for creating applications. Here are the 12 most popular ones based on web traffic on ProgrammableWeb's API directory.
Homes, cities, cars, businesses, and workplaces are getting smarter thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things category on ProgrammableWeb has over three hundred APIs. Here we highlight ten popular ones including the Google Assistant and Alexa Home Skills APIs.
ProgrammableWeb has been putting HomeKit through its paces, and in this article we will show you how to create a project using the XCode IDE, as well as recommend some methods you can take advantage of right away.