Will your house run on Apple, Google - or something else?
A few weeks ago, Apple announced a new feature called HomeKit that is coming to iOS 8. This feature will make the smart home smarter by allowing users to control the smart devices around their house such as lights, door locks and security cameras all through their iPhone or iPad. This poses a major threat to Google who recently spent $3 billion on Nest, maker of a smart thermostat and smoke detector.
Adam Justice, Vice President of ConnectSense, says Apple’s announcement solidifies that the market is ready for the Internet of Things while the connected home may be the most important obstacle for developers to conquer.