>> HOMEKIT - GREAT START BUT OTHER PLATFORMS?
Apple recently announced HomeKit during the keynote at WWDC in California.
I was in München presenting at the EIT ICT Idea Challenge and I took the opportunity to
raise during my presentation how this was a great start for standards within
the IoT space - but it seems that Apple really is just making a land grab
and at the same time locking developers who use this framework to their
So what about the other platforms?
It would be great to see HomeKit and HealthKit be a collaborative effort
between as many players as possible (hint: google, Samsung, LG et al)
and push for a real standard creating a single framework that will work
across all platforms.
The last thing developers need is more fragmentation to deal with - if Apple
doesn't share this with others and collaborate we will simply need to deal
with more frameworks for each platform. I guess this only opens up the
opportunity for someone else to solve.