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Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS by Manny de la Torriente, Gheorghe Chesler, Ahmed Bakir

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Chapter    11

Home Automation Using HomeKit

Manny de la Torriente

Much like Apple sought to unify health data with HealthKit, HomeKit is Apple’s entry into home automation. Apple created a unified communications protocol—HomeKit Accessory Protocol— for connected home manufactures. HomeKit is a common set of APIs (application programming interfaces) for applications that provides integration between iOS devices and accessories that support the HomeKit Accessory Protocol.

This chapter explains the key concepts behind the HomeKit framework (home, room, accessory, services) and how to easily build an app that can configure, monitor, and control home automation accessories, as well as integrate with Siri for voice commands. Additionally, you’ll learn ...

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