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Author Archives: Francesco Azzola

I'm a senior software engineer with more than 15 yrs old experience in JEE architecture. I'm SCEA certified (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect), SCWCD, SCJP. I'm an android enthusiast and i've worked for long time in the mobile development field.

Building Android IoT app for Android Things

This post describes how to build an Android IoT app for Android Things. As you may already know, recently Google has released a new IoT operating system called Android Things. Android Things is OS derived from Android and the interesting part is that we can re-use our Android knowledge to develop Android IoT app. Before diving into Android IoT app, it ...

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Android Things: Android Internet of things tutorial

Android Internet of things called Android Things is the new OS announced by Google. This is an Android-based OS for Internet of things (IoT). If you are new to IoT, give a look at my article about what is IoT.  As the name Android Things implies, it is a modified version of Android OS that runs on our smartphones. This ...

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Carrying Worlds Within Worlds in Your Android Device

Smartphones (and, because of their size, to a lesser extent, tablets) are something that very few futurists or science fiction writers saw coming: most of the benefits of an advanced personal computer but in something so small you can carry it with you wherever you go. Mobile phones have rapidly evolved from bulky, ineffective portable phones, exclusively for the use ...

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Create stunning IoT project with Artik IoT platform and Raspberry

Artik IoT platform is an end-to-end IoT platform that helps us to build awesome IoT project. It is an open platform that enables different devices to connect to the cloud. Using Artik IoT, connected devices or sensors send data to the cloud. Application, services or other connected devices use this information according to their business requirements. As you may already ...

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Android fingerprint authentication tutorial

Android fingerprint authentication uses smartphone touch sensor to authenticate the user. Android Marshmallow has introduced a set of API that makes easy to use touch sensor. Before Android Marshmallow the method to access to touch sensor was not standard. There are several benefits of using Android fingerprint authentication: Fast and easy to use Secure: fingerprint uniquely identifies you Online transaction ...

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What is IoT Internet of things?

What is IoT? This is a big question! Of course, IoT is the next technological revolution that promises to change the way we live and the way we work. So what is IoT? According to the most important IoT experts/ influencer, Internet of things will be a pervasive technology that will span its effects across different sectors: Transportation Healthcare Manufacturing ...

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MQTT Protocol Tutorial

MQTT protocol is a Machine to Machine (M2M) protocol widely used in Internet of things. It is a message based protocol. It is extremely light-weight and for this reason, it is adopted in IoT ecosystem. Almost all IoT cloud platforms support MQTT protocol to send and receive data from smart objects. There are several implementations for different IoT boards like Arduino, ...

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Raspberry Remote Desktop: How to

This short guide describes how to enable a raspberry remote desktop. You may already know that Raspberry PI is an incredible computer that supports a modified version of Linux operating system. We can use it as a real computer because we can connect a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse and so on. Raspberry can be used in IoT projects to. ...

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IoT Push notifications: Arduino – Firebase – Android

This tutorial describes how to implement IoT push notifications. Using IoT push notifications, we can send notifications to other devices. In this case, we want to send an IoT push notifications from a smart object (like Arduino MKR1000) to a mobile smartphone (i.e. Android smartphone). This project integrates different eco-systems: IoT and Android. This project can have several implementations: for example, ...

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