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Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by ipedro, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. ipedro, Sep 9, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014

    ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    I've installed the iOS8 GM. How do you use HomeKit? I understand it doesn't have a central app. I've tried asking Siri about it and she doesn't seem to understand.

    EDIT: I've figured it out but can't delete the thread. HomeKit is a developer framework, not a user facing app. Devs will build apps and plug their devices via their apps into iOS using HomeKit. Siri will then understand how to manipulate those devices.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    You don't, because there are no apps out for it yet. Wait until the public release.
     
  3. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    #3
    Since we're on the topic, has anyone found apps that work with HomeKit? Allegedly, August SmartLock was made to work with HomeKit from v1.0 but I haven't received my lock yet so I can't test it.

    The only other app that I know will work with HomeKit is Phillips Hue but it doesn't seem like they've updated their app for iOS 8 yet.
     

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