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Blynk is a Platform with iOS and Android apps to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the likes over the Internet. It's a digital dashboard where you can build a graphic interface for your project by simply dragging and dropping widgets. It's really simple to set everything up and you'll start tinkering in less than 5 mins. My Particle and RedBear Duo Sensor Nodes can communicate via Blynk app with the LCARS Smart Home - control and receive data - ditto the Arduino Gateway. Now i have made a tricky solution to publish also XDK sensor data to blynk cause we do actually have no BOSCH or Blynk library or code to do this the easy way.
The BOSCH XDK uses now a Particle Photon node as his gateway to Blynk via MQTT. So we are now able to see sensor data on my IPhone on a Blynk App - worldwide...
See the YOUTUBE Video
Which problem are you solving with your solution? XDK can publish his sensor data to a blynk app on a IPhone
How does your idea work on the software side? The XDK sends his sensor data via MQTT to the broker only if he gets an request from the smarthome application or the Blynk app. The XDK shows all data is correctly send to our server and Blynk with flashing his yellow led. A photon node receives the XDK sensor data and publish them to Blynk. How does your idea work on the hardware side? XDK is a stand alone sensor node, can be placed where ever you want - must be in reach of your wifi network. We have an mqtt broker (raspberrypi), a photon node as XDK gateway, a smarthome gateway (arduino mega2560) and a tablet or pc computer - cause we develop with hollywood - the following platform architectures are currently supported: AmigaOS 3 (m68k) AmigaOS 4 (ppc) Android (arm) AROS (i386) Linux (arm) Linux (i386) Linux (ppc) Mac OS X (i386) Mac OS X (ppc) MorphOS (ppc) WarpOS (m68k/ppc) Windows (i386). See the YOUTUBE Video
Hello Achim, thank you for submitting your XDK use case! You accepted the BCDS terms and conditions correctly and your idea Sensor data on iPhone via Blynk will participate in the Ideation Jam. Kind regards, Manuel