What Are the Benefits of Project CHIP?
Another major draw to Project CHIP is that it’s entirely open source. This means anyone can view, use, or edit the code from their GitHub repo, and this brings a few distinct advantages. First, open source software (OSS) is often higher quality because anyone can critique it. Second, this encourages buy-in from developers. Given the tech giants’ involvement in this project, it’s reasonable for smaller companies and independent developers to worry about them having an outsized influence. By open-sourcing this project, it fosters trust in the community and encourages more widespread adoption.
Basically, CHIP is an umbrella that pulls together everything in a smart home system. Smart home devices need to talk to each other, to our mobile phones, and to the cloud. Nobody wants to use six different apps to configure their smart home, and nobody wants to have to install a bunch of different cloud gateways on their network.
If CHIP delivers on its promises, we’ll be one step closer to living in homes that we can truly call smart.
How Will Very Work with Project CHIP?
While Very isn’t currently part of the Project CHIP working group, we’re keeping a close eye on it because we understand its potential. The word is getting out, and people see the overall appeal. We recognize our clients’ perspective that easily integrating a new device into a larger ecosystem brings huge value to that device. As leaders in the IoT industry, we will continue to stay at the technological cutting-edge so long as it brings an advantage to our clients or their customers.
The idea of a ubiquitous smart home network has been a dream for a long, long time. And while that’s the stated goal of Project CHIP, the implications may be even more far reaching than that. If these developers can create a solution that’s highly scalable, lightweight, and easily applicable, then we’ll be on our way to more commercial applications like IIoT, and this is even a step towards smart cities.
One of the most exciting things about working in technology is that we sometimes get to look the future right in the face. This is one of those moments.
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