While HomeKit can't compete with the number of devices compatible with Google's or Amazon's own ecosystems (maybe not for much longer as Matter works out...), there are still a large collection of products that HomeKit enthusiasts either own or want, and a new app by Yannic Fries, the main man on the German Apple/HomeKit site Smartapfel.de, has released an app that not only catalogs HomeKit devices, but also shows what a particular device is capable of, which in many cases will help consumers decide if a particular product is right for them, and also potentially save money along the way.
This is all achieved with the help of owners, enthusiasts and consumers themselves, who upload details of the devices they already own by simply granting access to your HomeKit home, although Yannic is keen to stress that no personal data is shared, only the technical specifications for the devices themselves are uploaded to the database for all to see. Since this is essentially a crowdsourced effort in terms of the data collected, many devices from all regions can be collected, not just products available in your region.
The new app is simply called HomeDevices, and is a free download from Apple's App Store now.
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