Amazon has this week announced the release of a new programmable DASH Button in the form of the AWS IoT Button, that has been made available via a Limited Release programme and is currently available to purchase priced at $19.95.
Designed to aid with the development of Internet of Things projects and applications, the Amazon AWS IoT Button is a button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware, and has already proved to be very popular with developers and makers with the first stock being sold out in just a few hours.
Amazon Explains more about their new programmable DASH button.
This simple Wi-Fi device is easy to configure and designed for developers to get started with AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SNS, and many other Amazon Web Services without writing device-specific code.
You can code the button’s logic in the cloud to configure button clicks to count or track items, call or alert someone, start or stop something, order services, or even provide feedback. For example, you can click the button to unlock or start a car, open your garage door, call a cab, call your spouse or a customer service representative, track the use of common household chores, medications or products, or remotely control your home appliances.
The button can be used as a remote control for Netflix, a switch for your Philips Hue light bulb, a check-in/check-out device for Airbnb guests, or a way to order your favorite pizza for delivery. You can integrate it with third-party APIs like Twitter, Facebook, Twilio, Slack or even your own company’s applications. Connect it to things we haven’t even thought of yet. We can’t wait to see what you will build with the AWS IoT Button!
After you configure the AWS IoT Button to connect to your Wi-Fi network and provision the button with an AWS IoT certificate and private key, the button will securely connect to AWS IoT and publish a message on a topic when clicked. You can use the AWS IoT rules engine to set up a rule and configure single-click, double-click, or long-press events to be routed to any AWS service. You can configure it to send you a notification through Amazon SNS or store the clicks in an Amazon DynamoDB table. You can even code custom logic written in Node.js, Python, or Java in an AWS Lambda function, and then configure the function to connect to third-party services or other AWS IoT-powered connected things.
Amazon is hoping to make more AWS IoT Button stock available in the US so keep an eye on the official webpage via the link below. Features of the AWS IoT Button Limited Release Programmable Dash Button include :
– An easy way to get started with the Internet of Things, based on the Amazon Dash button hardware, the AWS IoT button is a developer kit that can be programmed to control internet-connected devices and services.
– This programmable Wi-Fi button is designed to help developers learn how to use AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service and other Amazon Web Services.
– Use the button to count items, track usage, initiate a call, send alerts or start and stop a process.
– Eliminate the hassle of writing device-specific code; code in the cloud to configure your button’s single, double, and long clicks.
For more details on getting started with your programmable DASH Button jump over to the official AWS website for full instructions via the link below.
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