It’s definitely something I would like to do, if possible however no plans or research have been done to incorporate HomeKit. Another issue is the app is developed using PhoneGap so a plugin/wrapper would need to be created to incorporate support. The good news is some authors have already begun developing such a plugin but the details on Apple’s HomeKit are still being unraveled so nothing is complete as of yet.
I wouldn’t anticipate this anytime soon however if it becomes we will likely do what we can to incorporate it.
Yes agree this would be a great add. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure Apple’s MFI program (which HomeKit is under) requires a hardware component to be added to your device (approx cost $4), which would require a mod to the board, as well as make all legacy devices incompatible. Still, food for thought.
It looks like ios11 will be supporting homekit without the need for an MFI chip
`Also new for HomeKit in iOS is software authentication. This is a big deal for older accessories that are already shipping, allowing them to add support for the platform through software without the need for including a hardware authentication chip that Apple previously required.
In addition, Apple is expanding its self-certification process for accessories with a new HomeKit Certification Assistant and more third-party Apple Authorized Labs for testing in the US, China, and the UK.`
So based on this new info, is there any chance opensprinkler will be homekit compliant without the need for 3rd party tools