Control An Arduino Switch Light Bulb With A Smartphone in 60 Seconds!Wednesday, March 16, 2016
You don't have to use a Bluetooth module and MIT's app inventor to create a wireless serial link between your smartphone and an Arduino board. The solution that allows you to control an Arduino board with a smartphone in 5 minutes or less is called Blynk.
Blynk consists of three main components 1) apps (for Android and iPhone), 2) a server that handles all the authentication and communication and 3) libraries for the key hardware. Blynk app interface consists of a dashboard area and widget box with a list of widgets.
Now open Blynk sketch in Arduino IDE, enter the authentication token and click upload onto the board. That's it. Clicking the widget button now allows you to switch the bulb on and off on your Arduino....all in less than a minute!
Blynk's intuitive interface is great for newbies though pros can fully customize the dashboard to support a most complex project so it's a win win solution for everyone.