There are more than 1.4 billion Apple devices currently in use and the average iPhone user checks their device about 80 times a day. That’s a massive audience for companies developing accessories for these devices. But without an MFi license or help from an MFi accessory development team, it may as well be off limits.
Apple’s MFi licensing program outfits developers with the hardware components, tools, documentation, technical support, and certification logos needed to create AirPlay audio accessories and electronic accessories that connect to iPod, iPhone, and iPad, perhaps operating as part of a larger IoT network. It’s also a requirement for any business that wants to add Apple-endorsed credibility to their accessories.
Basically, MFi accessory certification is a must for anything connecting electronically to iPhone, iPad or iPod using licensed technology or to make a HomeKit enabled device.
Is that a market segment you can afford to ignore?
We know not every company is prepared to invest time and money into certifying their own accessory to the MFi standard. But that shouldn’t keep your best ideas from changing the lives of millions of Apple users across the world.
DornerWorks helps companies develop full-product solutions built on robust and flexible foundations. We can guide your hardware design, and seamlessly integrate it with a beautiful mobile app. And we have professional engineers that can help your products land in front of Apple users each time they hit the home button. We can also optimize your product design to ensure a smooth transition to a licensed MFi manufacturing partner to build your MFi certified product.
Working with an professional development team from the start will enable you to develop remarkable products for Apple users without forcing costly redesigns. You’d otherwise be facing a roadblock to success without an capable development partner for your MFi certified accessory.
Interested in reaching Apple device users with your products? Schedule a meeting with us today. Our IoT development team will help you turn your ideas into reality.
DornerWorks IoT engineer Brandon Butler contributed to this article.