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An Accelerated and Configurable Path to Launching Products Connected through Apple HomeKit

Posted on April 22, 2020 by DornerWorks Ltd.

HomeKitLights improves on Apple’s HomeKit user experience for IoT-enabled devices and demonstrates expertise companies can use to reach Apple MFi certification.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 20 – Innovators that want to better their customers lives by connecting their products through a mobile app can tap into a rapidly growing market by integrating their products with popular management apps like Apple HomeKit. But the path to that market can be challenging, especially when certification through Apple’s MFi program is required. Even when developing a custom standalone app, companies must meet the specifications of the App Store if they intend to see any adoption from iOS users.

 

Apple users can control their IoT-enableddevices through the HomeKit app, which DornerWorks HomeKitLights improves upon.
Apple users can control their IoT-enableddevices through the HomeKit app, which DornerWorks HomeKitLights improves upon.

The HomeKitLights app from DornerWorks demonstrates how both of these goals are attainable, and provides product development companies an opportunity to build on the same framework. The app covers the same functionality of Apple’s HomeKit, including third-party integrations and scheduling, while improving on the user interface (UI) with a clean and simple design that is easy to navigate and enables greater control over connected devices.

DornerWorks HomeKitLights demonstrates product integration with Apple HomeKit.
DornerWorks HomeKitLights demonstrates product integration with Apple HomeKit.

Enhanced functionality includes:

  • Quick access to most frequently used devices
  • Intuitive organization and filtering
  • Optimized execution of device features such as dimming

Using HomeKitLights as a starting point, companies can accelerate their connected product development by reducing the amount of time and resources they might otherwise be spending on chasing costly certifications alone, release their devices to a receptive market, and delight their customers before the competition.

DornerWorks can guide companies through the process of developing products that meet Apple MFi program standards and integrate with HomeKit.
DornerWorks can guide companies through the process of developing products that meet Apple MFi program standards and integrate with HomeKit.

Embedded and mobile engineering services from DornerWorks helped Traeger Grills implement a market-leading wireless control system into their popular line of smoker grills, and Dexter Laundry to a unified and adaptable system of remote control and over their industrial washer and dryer machines. If you are developing products that you want to integrate with Apple HomeKit, the DornerWorks team can help you iterate and innovate toward a successful launch.

Not sure where to start? DornerWorks can help you to identify new revenue sources and unlock growth for your business by leveraging the capabilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to your product portfolio. Ask us about our free DornerWorks Step.0 Innovation Workshop where we’ll guide your team to conceptualize the value that product connectivity and cloud data integration can bring to your business.

Schedule a meeting with us today and map out a plan to build connected products that grow your business.


About DornerWorks:
DornerWorks provides technology engineering so you can focus on your customers. With embedded electronics, FPGA, and software engineering expertise, we accelerate your product development and lower risk for adopting advanced technologies. One of our specialties is product development for the Internet of Things (IoT), including mobile application software engineering and web / connected device cloud engineering services, AWS & Design.

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Technology engineering so you can focus.