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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

Chapter 4. Integrate Android Things with IoT Cloud Platforms

In this chapter, we will learn how to integrate Android Things with IoT cloud platforms. This is an important aspect when developing an IoT app. As a matter of fact, there are several scenarios where it is required that the data acquired from Android Things boards must be transferred to the cloud. For this reason, this chapter will give you all the information you need to connect your Android Things board to IoT cloud platforms.

In this chapter, we will look at the following topics:

  • IoT cloud architecture
  • How to configure an IoT cloud platform
  • How to connect an Android Things app to the IoT cloud platform
  • How to stream real-time data to the cloud and create dashboards

During this chapter, we will reuse our Android expertise to handle HTTP communication.