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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.

IoT Push notifications: Arduino – Firebase – Android

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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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Push notification in Android using Firebase cloud messaging

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This post covers how to send push notification in Android.  In the past, we were used to send push notification in Android using Google Cloud messaging service. Recently, it was introduced a new way to send push data using Firebase. Even if the basic principles remain the same Firebase introduced some interesting new features. Firebase supports other services like: Authentication ...

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Arduino Alternative IDE: PlatformIO IoT integrated platform

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When developing Arduino sketch,  we all use Arduino IDE, anyway, there are several Arduino alternative IDE. This alternative IDEs are useful and more user-friendly. Arduino IDE is the first IDE we all use when approaching to Arduino development for the first time. It is simple and provides all the features to write, compile and upload the code to Arduino boards. It is based on Java and ...

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Android HTTP library: Handle HTTP, JSON, Images

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When we develop an Android app, usually we have to connect to a remote server to get information. The connection usually is based on HTTP protocol because it provides a simple mechanism to transport information. Moreover, almost all platforms provide a set of API based on HTTP and it is very common the scenario where an Android app needs to ...

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Internet Of Things: Integrate Arduino With Yahoo! Using Temboo

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Internet of things is the next big thing in the near feature. This technology is growing fast and there are many objects that begin talking each other using internet. Prototyping platforms like Arduino and Raspberry PI are supporting these innovations  and help many developers to create interesting IoT projects. One pillar of this emerging technology is the cloud IoT platforms ...

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6 Steps To Develop And Publish an Android Library

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Developing an open source Android Library is a great experience. You have the chance to pay back with your work all the times you used an open source library. There are a lot of libraries that we all used and that have simplified our developer life. It is, also, a great opportunity to learn because the source code is public ...

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4 Free Weather Providers API To Develop A Weather App

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Android apps that give weather information are common in play store. Moreover, Weather app and widgets are one of the most downloaded items. When it is time to develop weather app, it is necessary to use a weather provider as the source of weather information. These weather providers expose a set of services or, in other words, a set of ...

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How to write NFC tag in Android

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This post describes how to use NFC in Android to write smart tags. Android smartphones are capable not only to read NFC tags that contains data like URL, phone numbers and so on but using Android NFC Api is possible to write NFC tags. In this post, we will explore how to use Android Api to write NFC smart tags. ...

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