Apple AAPL +0.29% is building a closed ecosystem for the connected home. If device makers want to play with the Cupertino tech giant, they better be prepared to spend a lot of time and money revamping their entire product to fit into Apple’s specifications.
iDevices wants to make that process a little easier. The maker of an app-connected thermometer for grills, iDevices knows how hard it is to fit into Apple’s plans. For the past 10 months, iDevices has worked closely with Apple and spent $10 million on a new product for HomeKit, Apple’s standard for controlling home devices in iOS.