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Logitech Opens Up Control With Harmony Api For Smart Home Integration

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Logitech this week announced the launch of a new API that will help smart home device manufacturers integrate their products with the company's Harmony Living Home Controls.

 

The new Control With Harmony API already has a number of partners on board. SmartThings, IFTTT, Ivee, Myo armband, Playtabase, and UCIC, creators of the Ubi, have already begun development with the API, bringing new home control features to the home.

Logitech estimates that Harmony’s products are connected with over 270,000 devices including Samsung, Apple, Roku, LG, Sony, Nest, Philips hue, Lutron lights and blinds, Honeywell and many others. These are predominately home entertainment devices which can be controlled with a range of Harmony Remote Control products available today - the company is now seeking a broader push across the entire range of smart home devices.

 

“We know that entertainment is critical to the smart home experience, and will be a main driver for mass adoption of smart home products,” said Mark Spates, head of the smart home platform for Logitech Harmony. “By opening our platform to developers, we’re giving developers the ability to create complete smart home experiences that include the living room, knowing that their entertainment component will offer the same flawless experience that consumers have come to expect from Harmony.”

 

Developers seeking to join the Control With Harmony API beta can sign up at http://www.myharmony.com/discover/harmony-api/

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