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>> BLYNK - BUILD IOS AND ANDROID APPS FOR ARDUINO IN 5 MIN
I predicted earlier (in new year post) that applications for IoT will be paramount.
It seems I was spot on with my prediction -
which will allow users to build custom iOS and Android applications that will
interface with any micro-controller project; such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi
and be programmable online.
Blynk utilizes a custom sketch that when uploaded connects to the Internet
and maintains communication with a server awaiting commands and tasks to
perform - it uses a shared token to identify the mobile device that will
control the board. A scripting engine on the micro-controller will send and
receiving information from various GPIO pins on the device.
The magic exists on the mobile application itself; which contains a number
of custom widgets that can trigger events or even display information in
various forms (graphically or textually) and even integrate with notification
engines on the mobile device and/or social media.
Be sure to check out the Blynk introduction video below:
It is encouraging to see the use of crowd funding to get behind a software
based project; as opposed to typical kickstarter projects which involve
physical products - my largest concern with a project like this would be
tie into a SaaS (software as a service model) and being closed source; if
development ever stopped the whole thing would stagnate.
$40 pledge seems to be the most logical - but what will the price be once
it actually launches?
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