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!
Java 1.8.1 SDK Released
We have just released the Java 1.8.1 SDK. It is now no longer permitted to create your own custom whitelist usernames in the Java SDK. For a full explanation see the file in the Java SDK github repository.
iOS OSX 1.8 SDK Released
We have just released the Apple 1.8 SDK which includes many improvements and some important bug fixes. For a full list of changes see the file in the iOS OS X SDK github repository.
G+ #DesignHangout
On the 2nd July we had a G+ #DesignHangout with Rob Polman (application design engineer) and Niek Pulles (mobile application designer) from the Hue team. Both Rob and Niek were talking about their roles at Philips and views on the general application design trends. Check out the G+ Event Page.
Java 1.8 SDK Released
We have just released the Java 1.8 SDK which includes all the 1.7 API changes (such as Delete Lights, Clip Increment). For a full list of changes see the file in the Java SDK github repository.
Hue Labs – Live!
Hue Labs is an online platform, where new features for the Hue system are tested. There are many ideas on how to improve the Hue system and we would like to evaluate these ideas with our fans....  Check out Hue labs!
Philips Hue meets Apple HomeKit
Starting this fall we will take your lighting experience to the next level and unlock new features for your existing Hue lights. Stay tuned to learn how we will support you with any necessary upgrade to your system. More details will follow from September 2015 onwards. Read More . . . 




Check out this video, giving a taste of the atmosphere of some of the hackathons that Philips hue attended in London and Berlin in 2013...