Dashboard to Smart Home: Apps and APIs

Devices in the home are increasingly connected to a cloud service, providing access from anywhere and creating new opportunities to deliver innovative value propositions to the consumer. This report examines how apps and APIs create new business opportunities for OEMs of connected home controls, service providers, and app developers. It also provides details of the business models and case studies on the use of apps and APIs in the smart home sector.

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1.0            Report Summary

1.1            Purpose of Report

1.2            Scope of Report

1.3            Research Approach

2.0            Apps and APIs: Role in the Smart Home Ecosystem

2.1            Smart Home Landscape

2.1.1        Interoperability: A Key Barrier to Smart Home Adoption

2.2            APIs and the Smart Home

2.2.1        Types of APIs for Smart Home

2.2.2        API Design and Development Considerations

2.3            Unique APIs for Smart Home Experiences

2.3.1        Smart Watch/Wearable APIs

2.3.2        Voice Control APIs

3.0            APIs: Critical Issues

3.1            API Management

3.2            API-related Security and Privacy

3.3            Monetization through API

4.0            Case Studies

4.1            SmartThings

4.2            Apigee Link

5.0            Market Implications and Recommendations

6.0            Appendix

6.1            Company Index

6.2            Image Sources

Companies researched or interviewed for the report
Technologies Enabling the Home Monitoring and Controls Market
Evolution of the Smart Home Value Proposition
Major Challenges to Build Seamless Smart Home Experiences
IoT Data Exchange Models
IoT Standards and Protocols
Using Apps with Smart Home Devices
Frequency of use of Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer to Control Smart Devices
Smart Home Dashboard Apps
Smart Home Platform Segmentation: by Platform Openness and Installation Requirements
Device Intelligence Location – Advantages and Disadvantages
Smart Home Players on Apple Watch
Most Appealing Smart Watch Use Cases among Early Adopters
API Management Services: Key Functions
API Management: Unique Solution Providers
SmartThings’ Device Partners
Apigee Link’s Roles in a Smart Home

Publish Date: 4Q 2015

Pages: 54

Authored By:
Harry Wang - Senior Director of Research

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