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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

IoT cloud architecture

By now we have explored how to develop Android Things apps that are self-contained. In other words, we have built Android Things apps that do not communicate with external systems or platforms. The data acquired through the sensors are managed locally. There are other scenarios where the Android Things app sends the data acquired to the cloud so that this information is analyzed and integrated with other kinds of data producing new services. In this scenario, the IoT platforms play an important role. Before digging into the IoT cloud architecture details and describing how to integrate Android Things with these platforms, it is important to clarify what we mean by the IoT cloud platform.

An IoT cloud platform overview

Nowadays, the IoT cloud platforms are an important brick in IoT ecosystem. Using these platforms, we can extend the services we can provide and unlock the power of Android Things boards. Through IoT platforms, it is possible to give to the data acquired...