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Philips HUE is hiring in Silicon Valley
Philips HUE is looking for Software Application Engineers, Test Engineers and a Test Architect who will enable HUE partnership extensions with the leading IoT companies, start-ups & developers in the world! See “Job Vacancies” to join us at our new Silicon Valley office!
 
Java 1.11 SDK Released
We have just released the Java 1.11 SDK which includes many changes to scenes, minor changes in groups (for new room type) and added ability to make HTTP requests directly. See the CHANGELOG.md file in the GitHub project page for more info.
 
Friends of Hue - 2nd Update
Philips has issued a new statement regarding the Friends of Hue program. For more information please see our Friends of Hue Update page.
 
Bridge API 1.11 Documentation released
We have just released the Bridge API 1.11 Documentation. The biggest changes were made to the Scenes API, these are now persistent on the bridge. For more detailed information about the changes see the Changelog. (Login Required)
 
Java 1.10 SDK Released
We have just released the Java 1.10 SDK which includes all 1.9 and 1.10 API features. For a list of all implemented features see the CHANGELOG.md file in the Java SDK github repository.
 
v1.11beta IOS SDK Released
Today (4th Nov 2015) we have released v1.11beta iOS SDK. See the CHANGELOG.md file for full details.

IMPORTANT: Note that this new IOS SDK contains the important change to the bridge whitelist username creation so it now uses the randomly generated bridge username. If you have developed an app using the iOS SDK it is imperative that you update your iOS SDK to this version. Apps using older iOS SDKs will start failing around February 2016.

 
Point Symbols - Removal
We will be removing Point Symbols from the Hue bridge in the near future. For more information please check out the point symbols removal page. (Login Required)
 
New Hue Bridge (HomeKit Support)!
We are pleased to inform you that on the 6th October 2015 we released a new Hue Bridge with support for Apple HomeKit. This will offer developers exciting new possibilities whilst developing for Hue. See the Bridge 2 page (Login Required) for more information and the impact it may have on your Hue application.
 
Hue Dimmer Switch Programming
Our new Hue Dimmer Switch is out. Check out the new Hue Dimmer Switch Programming  guide for tips on how to program it (Login Required).
 
Bridge Discovery Changes
Please be aware that in the upcoming bridge release there are minor changes to the bridge M-SEARCH response. This may potentially cause issues if you have implemented your own UPnP search, depending on your parser implementation. Check the Changes to Bridge Discovery page for more details.
 
Important - Whitelist Username changes
Please be aware that in the coming months the 'optional' ability to create usernames will be removed from the bridge. If you have a Hue application that creates a custom username it is advised to update it in the next few months. Please check the Hue Bridge WhiteList Changes page for more details!

 

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