|Operating system||iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and audioOS|
HomeKit is a software framework by Apple that lets users set up their iOS Device to configure, communicate with, and control smart-home appliances. By designing rooms, items, and actions in the HomeKit service, users can enable automatic actions in the house through a simple voice dictation to Siri or through apps. HomeKit was first released with iOS 8 in September 2014. HomeKit support is also included in macOS Mojave, and can be used on all their devices through Siri.
Manufacturers of HomeKit-enabled devices were required to have a MFi Program, and all HomeKit products were required to have an encryption co-processor. This was later changed in iOS 11, which added support for software authentication.  Equipment manufactured without HomeKit support can be enabled for use through a "gateway" product, such as a hub that connects between those devices and the HomeKit service.
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- Apple Products Page
- Homebridge, an open source implementation of the Apple Home Automation Protocol
- HomeKit Subreddit
- HomeKit Framework
- HomeKit Developer Guide
- Apple's Developing for HomeKit guide
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