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Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:03:22 pm »
So, Apple has decided to implement a new way to authenticate instead of requiring a specific hardware authentication process. https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/07/homekit-ios-11-sprinklers-faucets-qr-code-nfc-authentication/ This should mean that developers can include homekit support for older devices.

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 05:49:52 pm »
Ha.. I came here after a long time just to post this :-) . I think Almond+ has been abandoned, but it would be cool if there is homekit support now.

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 11:49:59 am »
It would be fantastic if Homekit support could be added after all!

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 11:52:54 am »
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/8/15761800/apple-homekit-updates-ios-11-easier-build-requirements-wwdc-2017

"Apple is also making one other big change to simplify development: it's no longer requiring that every HomeKit device contain a specific security chip. Instead, it'll allow companies to authenticate their devices entirely using software. Smart home devices out on that market that don’t already support HomeKit will even be able to use this method to add HomeKit support after iOS 11 launches this fall.

That should make life easier for HomeKit device manufacturers in general. HomeKit is mostly unique among smart home systems by requiring all devices to contain a specific chip, complicating hardware development. By allowing manufacturers to do it all through software, HomeKit should now be much easier to implement alongside compatibility with services like Alexa, SmartThings, and Wink."

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 04:56:47 am »
So, any update about this guys?

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 02:29:10 pm »
Checking in 5 months later - any updates?

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Re: Homekit Support Actually Plausible Now
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 06:15:21 pm »
iOS 11.3, available soon, will have “HomeKit software authentication provides a great new way for developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories while protecting privacy and security.”

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/01/apple-previews-ios-11-3/

Any updates from Securifi?
Seems like an *opportunity* as iOS 11.3 will soon be on millions of iOS devices.  ???

« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 06:16:53 pm by canman007 »

 

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