Create your first object connected to the Cloud

What’s next?

There’s now no limit to what you can do. Just have to add some code on the device, in the cloud and add some module to change the world ;)
Here are some ideas and challenge you can have fun to deal with :
– Security: Nothing is secured in this example. Anybody can play with your light.
– Additional ligths: Our solution works with one light. How will you deal with more than one ?
– Automation: Just add a PIR module to swicth the light on when someone get close.
– Weather station: You could add some module to record temperature and humidity.
– Tracking: record all the state change in the cloud. You’ll be able to track consumption.
– Mobile: A web site can be used on nearly every modern mobile device on the planet but a native app would be more efective. A Windows Phone app with a dedicated secondary tile on your home screen would be unbeatable on productivity.

The possibilities are endless.

Have fun.

2 thoughts on “Create your first object connected to the Cloud

  1. Koenigs

    Hello, it’s the first time I see something like:
    LightOn = s == “true”;
    What does that do exactly? Does this coding trick has a name? (in order to search for it on Google…)?
    Thank you

    1. Alex Danvy Post author

      Hi, this code means that LightOn will get the boolean result of s equal the string “true”. I could have write it like this
      LightOn = s == “true” ? true : false;
      if (s == “true”) {
      LightOn = true;
      } else {
      LightOn = false;


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