We’re running a contest with Nexmo for the best project that using Temboo’s Nexmo Choreos. (We got inspired after our previous blog post.) You can find all the contest details here. The winner will get a Yún and other good stuff from Nexmo and Temboo. Get coding!
Ever wish you could use your phone to control your Arduino Yún? We’ve just come up with a really cool way to do it without using a smartphone app or even sending a text message. Instead, your Yún calls you and lets you control it just by typing in a number on your keypad.
Check out this video demo to see this in action.
What’s happening here is that whenever the photocell detects a significant change in light, the Arduino Yún calls a Choreo for the Nexmo API, which calls your phone with a voice message. The Nexmo API then posts the numbers entered on the keypad to a callback URL, and the Choreo is able to send this data back to the Yún, which will react to the number dialed. The Temboo platform makes writing the Arduino sketch and setting up the callback URL very easy.
Just imagine all the cool things you could make your Yún do based on this set up. Actually, don’t just imagine–give it a try yourself! The Arduino section of our website has a new tutorial for this Nexmo Choreo, and we’ve posted all the code to GitHub. If you still have questions or just want some help with your project, get in touch with us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help!
Arduino Yún with LEDs and photocell
With Temboo it’s easy to set up a connected network of devices thanks to our Amazon SQS Choreos. Using this Simple Queue Service you can create mobile apps to send commands to an Arduino Yún, build your own dashboard on a computer to monitor a network of devices, and scale up as necessary with the simple, robust communication that SQS provides. Getting Arduinos to talk to each other privately or send and receive data according to your demands is easier than ever. Get started by checking out our newest Arduino tutorial that explains how to get set up with Amazon SQS.
Check out these newest additions to our Library released today.
We’ve created Choreos that work great for your Internet of Things projects by retrieving data from Facebook, Foursquare, GMail, and other APIs.
We’ve expanded coverage of the Twitter API by adding support for Favorites, Friends And Followers, Lists, Trends, Tweets and more.
Have fun with new Choreos for liking photos, searching for users, and following your friends.
A new bundle of six Choreos with support for the Domains API is now at your service.
For the full list of updates, you can check out our Change Log.
This post by us originally appeared on the Arduino blog.
Ever wish your Arduino could respond to the weather on the other side of the world? Or send you an email to let you know what it’s up to? Upload stuff to your Dropbox account? Or detect if you’re at risk of exposure to toxic chemicals?
Now it can. The Arduino Yún can easily grab all sorts of data and interact with tons of web-based services like Fitbit, Facebook, and Google because every Yún comes loaded with the power of Temboo. Using the Yún’s built in wi-fI capabilities, Temboo makes it easy for the Yún to connect to over 100 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Don’t know what an API is or how to use one? Don’t worry. You don’t need to. With Temboo you can start using APIs with your Yún in minutes. We’ve standardized how to program with them and made sure they play nice with Arduino.
So how do you get your Yún to TembooThat’s easy too. When you’re setting up your Arduino account, you can quickly register for a free Temboo account right from your Arduino profile page. All you need to do for that is pick a Temboo username, and we’ll automatically email you your Temboo account details along with some ideas on where to begin. You should definitely check out the dedicated Arduino section of our website. We’ve created several how-to examples to get you Tweeting, texting, and more from your Yún in minutes. We’ve even put some examples right into the Arduino IDE (File->Examples>Bridge->Temboo).
Temboo’s special page for the Arduino Yún.
One of the Temboo examples in the Arduino IDE.
What’s under the hood?
Temboo has written a special Python program on the Linino processor that interacts with the Temboo platform, sending and receiving data. A C++ library we created for the Arduino processor allows makers to communicate with the Linino-side Temboo program in a powerful yet user-friendly way. Sketch code for interacting with any Temboo process is generated live on our site for copying into the Arduino IDE. We’ve even developed a unique way for users to select the particular data they need from APIs and web-based resources, filtering out extraneous information and reducing the load on the board. For all the power that Temboo provides, our technology leaves a remarkably light footprint.
The Temboo website generates sketch code for the Arduino Yún. Above: Create an event on a Google Calendar.
We can’t even begin to imagine all the cool stuff that makers will do with the Yún. We’ll be adding more Arduino examples to our site as we continue to brainstorm, but we’d love to feature your ideas and projects as well. Shoot us an email at email@example.com or tweet at us at @Temboo to tell us about what you’re working on or to ask any questions.
The Arduino Yún is available for sale! Get your hands on one today. It comes loaded with the power of Temboo, meaning you can easily connect it to any of the APIs in our Library. We’ve even created a whole new Arduino section of our site dedicated to it, with lots of cool examples and info. Read more about it on Arduino’s blog.
It may be the dog days of summer, but we always like to put even more bite in our Library. So we’ve just added some more Choreos for you this week.
Check out new Choreos that go beyond what’s possible with the native API, like retrieving specific cell values and rows. We’ve also added support for JSON responses–a welcome improvement over the native Atom responses.
Make your customers happier then ever. Choreos for groups, organizations, monitored Twitter handles, ticket audits, and more–over 80 Zendesk Choreos in total–are at your disposal now.
More Code Utilities
Regex matching, XPath helpers, JSON validation, and generic OAuth Choreos for any API. Temboo’s got your back for more than APIs.
For the full list of recent updates, you can check out our Change Log. Stay cool!
Temboo is about more than making APIs easier to work with. Just look at our Utility Choreos—these brain-savers simplify common, time-consuming bits of app-building like data conversions and formatting.
From emailing to encoding, these 37 Choreos let you stay focused on creating instead of repeating. Hashing, password validation, HTTP requests, and more can be dropped into your code seamlessly just like all the API functions Temboo takes care of.
Go see what our Utility Choreos can do!