Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy the building projects using the Arduino platform, Raspberry Pi or similar but sometimes find it difficult to connect the development boards to an Android or iOS smartphone, may like to give a new application called Blynk app further investigation.
The Blynk app has been designed to easily connect your preferred development board to your smartphone enabling you to control it using a variety of widgets that are included within the application created by developer Pasha Baiborodin.
Watch the video below to learn more about this fantastic little application that can help building applications and projects with smartphone connectivity even easier. The application will even allow you to control your development board from anywhere within the world.
“Imagine a prototyping board on your smartphone where you drag and drop buttons, sliders, displays, graphs and other functional widgets. And in a matter of minutes these widgets can control Arduino and get data from it.
Blynk is not an app that works only with a particular shield. Instead, it’s been designed to support the boards and shields you are already using. And it works on iOs and Android.
No matter what type of connection you choose – Ethernet, Wi-Fi or maybe this new ESP8266 everyone is talking about – Blynk libraries and example sketches will get you online, connect to Blynk Server and pair up with your smartphone.”
The Blynk app project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $10,000 in pledges. So if you think Blynk is something your Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below, to make a pledge and help Blynk become a reality. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS.