Dashboard to Smart Home: Apps and APIs
Published By : Parks Associates Published Date : 2015-10-19 Category : Technology Media & Telecommunications Sub Category : Home Network No. of Pages : 54

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.


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
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