Android Things Musings about Android Things & IoT

Introduction

This is the very beginning of my musings about Android Things. You can also find me blogging on Placona.co.uk, writing security articles on AndroidSecurity.info or on Twilio’s Blog.

The idea with this website is to keep it as an up-to-date resource for all IoT related subjects on Android Things.

Controlling your office lights with Android Things

I love the Philips Hue light bulbs and have them in a few places around my house. Being able to turn the lights on or off using my mobile phone or even voice commands is great!

Creating a Panic Button with Android Things

Panic Button is an Android application targeting Android Things that integrates with Twilio to deliver SMS’s or phone calls to a configured phone number when a physical button is pressed.

How to build a high five machine with Android Things and Firebase

Life is all about little victories and with a busy life it’s very easy to oversee important things that can give you a little bit of joy and motivation bit by bit every single day.

How to use Arduino libraries with Android Things

There’s a plethora of peripheral drivers that can be installed in your Android Things application. The list just keeps on growing and it’s amazing how some of those drivers were developed by community members. With Android Things if you happen to have a sensor that is not supported by the platform you can just write a driver for it. There’s even a couple of good write-ups about the subject.