In order to accelerate the smart home appliance industry, Apple has decided to release its technology to all interested developers in open source form. The apple company now makes its HomeKit Accessory Development Kit (ADK) to programmers and engineers, even if they have no business relationships.
This action goes against Apple, Facebook and Google's own acceleration plan yesterday for the “Connected Home over IP” project so that all devices from technology and other companies can work better with each other. The initiative not only aims to simplify the development process for smart device manufacturers and make life easier for consumers.
Despite making ADK available, manufacturers interested in the technology will have to register for the certification program and obtain commercial versions of the technology in order to sell their devices. The idea of the open source concept is to enable experimentation and create functional prototypes, before investing in a certification of use of the respective technology. And even technology enthusiasts will be able to play and experience technology without compromise or expense, as the The verge.
The kit can be downloaded from the Github.