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Apple introduces Home app to control your connected devices

The new app is the front end of HomeKit we've been waiting for.
Roberto Baldwin, @strngwys
June 13, 2016
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Apple's connected home platform HomeKit got its very own app today, called Home. Apple's senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, announced at WWDC that the new IoT application for iOS will give users quick access to all their HomeKit-supported devices.

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The new app can control individual devices and groups of items, called "scenes." It also includes features like access to connected cameras from the lock screen, access from Control Center, geofencing, automation, Siri commands and Apple Watch support.

Apple announced HomeKit back in 2014, with products finally making it to market in 2015. Since then, third-party developers have created their own apps that control a home's devices. With today's news, Apple is taking a larger leadership role within its own connected-home platform.

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