An innovative approach to using your smartphone for home automation
Android Open Accessory (AOA) is a simple and secure protocol for connecting any microcontroller-empowered device to an Android smartphone or tablet. This unique book shows you how to use AOA with Arduino, the microcontroller platform, in order to automate everyday tasks in your homesuch as lighting, air conditioning, and entertainment systemswith your smartphone. Assuming basic knowledge of the Android framework, this visionary author duo provides you with the tools you need to create powerful, sophisticated projects. Detailed explanations, helpful examples, and accessible prototypes all contribute to empowering you to take full advantage of Android technology.
Professional Android Open Accessory Programming with Arduino:
- Reviews the various options available for connecting an Arduino-based prototype to an Android phone
- Covers the basics of data communication and introduces MQTT
- Guides you through setting up both Android and Arduino
- Demonstrates how to build an Android library and create Android accessory applications
- Describes the processes for building each of the featured projects, using various sensors and indicators/actuators
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Andreas Goransson has created a set of libraries and tools for Arduino ADK boards to communicate easily over USB with Android devices, in collaboration with David Cuartielles Ruiz. He is an active contributor to popular programming communities, where he creates both tools and libraries.
David Cuartielles Ruiz is co-founder of the Arduino prototyping platform and head of the Prototyping Laboratory at K3, Malmo University, Sweden. Together with Andreas Goransson, he has written libraries that enable Arduino to communicate with Android phones over Bluetooth.
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