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Instant TweetControls #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We spent some time enhancing our TweetControl App. TweetControl allows you to control things with Twitter. You setup a TweetControl to listen for a keyword mentioned on Twitter and we execute any web service API call that you specify. Developers have created racing cars, political campaign trackers, and we use… read more >>

Celebrate the Holidays by Joining CheerLights, a Global Network of Lights #iot

Posted by Hans Scharler,

For the third holiday season in a row, the CheerLights project is gearing up. The idea behind CheerLights is to show that we are all connected by synchronizing the color of lights around the world. Christmas lights are a staple around the holidays and with Internet-connected lights, the color of your lights… read more >>

A Twitter Powered Gumball Machine Built on ThingSpeak + Arduino

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Kevin, from the brilliant minds at Philter Communications, created a gumball machine known as the Tweet-a-Tweat. This clever device encourages social media interaction. People who visit your office need to send a Tweet to @tweetatweat to get a tasty gumball. The idea is to stimulate your brand by offering a real-world interaction. The… read more >>

TweetControl App Documentation Updated

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We have update the documentation for the TweetControl app:
http://blogs.mathworks.com/iot/documentation/apps/tweetcontrol/
TweetControl allows you to monitor Twitter for trigger words to send ThingHTTP requests. The CheerLights project by ioBridge Labs uses TweetControl to update its ThingSpeak Channel so other lights around the world stay in sync with each other.

Why use TweetControl? Our app connects to… read more >>

CheerLights: Connecting Lights Together to Bring Us Closer

Posted by Hans Scharler,

It’s that time of year… holiday time and family time. I was inspired this time to create a project that brings us a little closer. Lights are a big part of the holidays and with CheerLights you can connect your lights to other lights via Twitter with a little help… read more >>