Jamie Carter dissects Apple’s HomeKit, Google’s Brillo, Intel’s IoTivity, and Qualcomm’s AllJoyn in this battle for supremacy in the Internet of Things platform war. But does it really matter that there are several competing platforms?
Are the IoT and the smart home set for a decade-long format war? Rapidly being talked-up as a pillar of the Internet of Things (IoT), home automation now dominates the horizon, with device manufacturers itching to link everything together in whole-house control systems. However, thanks to the lack of a common platform, the smart home as a joined-up seamless entity is being delayed.