Apple has expanded its Find network with third-party devices. One of the first devices to take advantage of Apples third-party support included Belkin’s Soundform headset and Chipolo One Spot tracker. Apples Third-party support will be available starting next week.
It is possible to see a symbol “Works with Apple Finder ”on the packaging of devices that support the Search application. Users can add devices through the Objects tab in the application.
While tracking via Search, users will see the device or accessory they are looking for on the map interface. It is also possible to sound the device to make it easier to find. Lost mode locks the device that cannot be found by the user Apple ID and prevents it from being used by anyone else.
The company announced at WWDC 2020 that it will open the Find application to third-party developers. However, when 2020 ended, no concrete steps were taken regarding this announcement. Last weekend, the application called Find Certificate Assistant found its place in the App Store. The respective application allows manufacturers with an MFi (Made for iPhone) license to test their devices on the Find network.