Any plans for HomeKit integration?


#27

I’m a new Spark owner. I’ve had SmartThings for a year, but want to diversify my homemade IoT gadgets and found Spark. One of my big concerns is how well SmartThings is going to play with HomeKit, as I am heavily invested in Apple’s ecosystem. Is there any news on Spark / HomeKit compatibility now that iOS 8 is in the wild?

If you’re curious, I built this project to interface SmartThings with some custom LED lights and alarms, along with some other toys. I’m planning to redesign it to take advantage of Spark, especially if that brings HomeKit compatibility.

Edit: Fixed the broken link.


#28

Anyone looking for new information on this checkout the new docs provided by apple. https://developer.apple.com/homekit/

Also confirming that BLE and Wifi will be supported checkout this pdf, around the middle of the document describing HomeKit and protocol layers:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdevstreaming.apple.com%2Fvideos%2Fwwdc%2F2014%2F701xx8n8ca3aq4j%2F701%2F701_designing_accessories_for_ios_and_os_x.pdf%3Fdl%3D1&ei=f9WDVN7VLKzisAS45ICwCg&usg=AFQjCNEKt8MqUYogGpzLpzwiRF04QQeSNQ&sig2=707rtNmIDCRm6UTBHKM50A&bvm=bv.80642063,d.cWc&cad=rja


#29

As far as I understand you may be want to look at Homebridge project https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge


#30

Have a look on this HomeKit update, non-commercial version - SRP
:wink:


#31

FINALLY, we have a breakthrough!

See this new thread: LINK

It works beautifully: You compile a sketch and flash it to any Particle device and then it can be directly paired with Homekit on any iPad, iPhone… Currently, you can only control the Particle’s RGB LED ON/OFF state.

Lukas Jezny developed an application for a Photon, in which he implements a HAP (Homekit Access Point) on the device itself. So, you don’t need a Homebridge or an OpenHAB server to control a Photon with Siri… :star_struck:

I was hoping that Lukas would also show us how we could access Particle.function s and Particle.variable s from Homekit. But, fair enough, he apologised because he can’t make the time for it. Pity…
He shared also the Apple document explaining how to expand the functionality, but it goes over my head!
If some of you, professional programmers, would be interested to try and expand his work, I believe many Particle users would be very happy! I would… :bow: