Nice post from David Sparks about the state of Apple’s HomeKit framework. I’ve installed both some Phillips Hue smart light bulbs and the ecobee3 thermostat recently that both integrate with HomeKit. While it’s cool that I can access both via Siri, it seems crazy that there is no central app to manage both devices or integrate them with each other without using IFTTT.
I think that home automation is now more on people’s minds than it ever has been. I also think now is a great time for Apple to step in with a single solution. It seems that the existence of HomeKit indicates at least a few people at Apple agree with me. The unanswered question is why haven’t they been pressing down the gas pedal on this?