Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK, Targets Wearables & Home Automation


If you ask anyone what the future is going to be like, they will tell you it will be about home automation, wearable devices, 3D printing, and drones. Apple is targeting the first two fields with the release of iOS 8. With the HealthKit and HomeKit, developers now have more chances than ever to bring innovative solutions to iOS. HealthKit happens to provide APIs that enables health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. You will even be able to share your data with clinics.

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We believe Appleā€™s HealthKit will revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people … We are proud to be at the forefront of this innovative technology with the Mayo Clinic app,

said John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. HomeKit lets your home accessories connect to better manage your home.

We are excited to be part of the next step in making home automation a reality, in a safe and integrated way … HomeKit will allow us to further enhance the Philips Hue lighting experience by making it simpler to securely pair devices throughout the house and control them using Siri

said Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting. Apple announced plenty of other new features at the event. But the event shows that Apple is already looking beyond tablets and smartphones to target new markets. We will have to wait till the iWatch debuts for the market to explode into life.

[Source: BusinessWire]

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