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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 8. Android with Android Things

In this chapter, we will cover how to integrate Android with Android Things. The aim of this chapter is to develop two Android apps that interact with Android Things. The convergence between mobile apps and an Internet of things application is an interesting field and we will describe the different strategies we can use to make these two ecosystems exchange data and information. In more detail, the chapter covers:

  1. Different architecture we can use to integrate Android and Android Things.
  2. How to develop an Android app that remotely controls a LED strip we have already built in Chapter 5, Create a Smart System to Control Ambient Light.
  3. How to develop an Android app that shows data coming from sensors through Android Things. This app is a companion app for the Remote Weather station we built in Chapter 6, Remote Weather Station.

In this that chapter, we will re-use all the knowledge we have acquired during this book to build real-life Android and Android Things...