HomeKit + Ultra-Wideband Is Amazing
José Adorno, writing at 9to5Mac, highlighted an incredible proof of concept to control smart home devices with your phone based on their physical location:
iOS developer Bastian Andelefski told me that he created this smart home remote app which uses the iPhone U1 chip to control the house. The idea is very simple: by using the U1 chip, the iPhone is able to locate specific points in your home. With that placement established, you can turn on/off lights, change their colors, and more.
Holy shit, this looks amazing! It would be awesome to see this kind of spatial awareness in the Home app. It’s like the magic wand for Lumos and Nox that I always wanted!
It looks like Andelefski is open to bringing his technology to one of the big tech companies so that it can be used by the masses. Let’s hope someone on the Matter team is pushing for UWB integration so that perhaps it could come to all of them.