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Android Things Projects

By : Francesco Azzola
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Android Things Projects

By: Francesco Azzola

Overview of this book

Android Things makes developing connected embedded devices easy by providing the same Android development tools, best-in-class Android framework, and Google APIs that make developers successful on mobile. With this book, you will be able to take advantage of the new Android framework APIs to securely build projects using low-level components such as sensors, resistors, capacitors, and display controllers. This book will teach you all you need to know about working with Android Things through practical projects based on home automation, robotics, IoT, and so on. We’ll teach you to make the most of the Android Things and build enticing projects such as a smart greenhouse that controls the climate and environment automatically. You’ll also create an alarm system, integrate Android Things with IoT cloud platforms, and more. By the end of this book, you will know everything about Android Things, and you’ll have built some very cool projects using the latest technology that is driving the adoption of IoT. You will also have primed your mindset so that you can use your knowledge for profitable, practical projects.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


At the end of this chapter, we implemented an alarm system using Android Things SDK. Moreover, you now know how to use a two-state sensor using GPIO pins. In the last part of the chapter, you learned how to integrate the Android Things app with Google Cloud services such as Firebase to send notifications.

You can use this knowledge to develop this project, adding new features such as more PIR sensors to monitor several rooms at the same time. Moreover, you can use a Firebase real- time database to log the time when the sensor detects movements.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to use more complex sensors that measure physical properties. We will experiment how to use I2C sensors and how we can integrate them with the Android Things app.