It is easier than ever to get started with mobile app development for the Internet of Things. If you can make a web page, you can also make a mobile app!
Two years ago, Particle (formerly Spark) launched their Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of the Core. It proved to be a fine idea, they got funding and since then we’ve seen a lot of things have changed in the IoT-market. Now the Particle Photon is out, a sequel to the Core, and its a bigger brother in several ways:
It’s been roughtly a year since Hackaday published the article “New chip alert: The ESP8266 WiFi module (It´s $5)”. At the time of the publishing of that article not much was known about the cheap WiFi module – however the the module was received with open arms by the maker/hacker community and a lot of interesting community projects have been … Read More
During the last year, several chip vendors have released low-cost WiFi boards to power the Internet of Things revolution. MediaTek’s take on this is the contribution of newly released MediaTek Linkit Connect 7681. In this tutorial we will show how you can control a GPIO of the board using a mobile application running off your smartphone, which you can customise … Read More