While working on Apple HomeKit projects, we have found that some challenges crop up again and again. This guide helps new Homekit developers climb the ladder to smart home success.
The move of the Smart Home Summit to Olympia in 2016 from a hotel in 2015 is a sure indication that business opportunities are growing in the smart cities, smart home and industrial internet sectors. The Smart Home Summit took place last week in London - a two-day conference and an exhibition that hosted the leading players across the sector - and we'd say yes, it was worth attending. 160 speakers gathered to make predictions and offer insight into the expansion of the three key IoT sectors, with presentations such as “Where Do Real Industry of Things Opportunities Lie for Businesses and Consumers?” from Sascha Backhaus, from CTC Stade/Airbus. He included information about industrial IoT opportunities such as asset and material tracking, real time localisation and foreign object damage [...]
ByteSnap has provided both electronics design and software expertise for award winning smart home security device Cocoon. Cocoon is a technology company transforming the home security market by designing beautiful products that help people feel safe. It won silver at the 2014 London Design awards and recently secured a £2 million investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Features of the innovative smart home security system include device side encryption and unique SUBSOUND™ technology to sense activity throughout a home. It even detects intruders through closed doors. Cocoon enlisted ByteSnap Design as experts in both electronics design and software on embedded platforms. Following an extensive investigation into the various system on chips (SoC) on the market, Cocoon’s in-house specialists chose NXP/Freescale iMX6 for its availability and technical support. [...]