IFTTT (which is an acronym for If This Then That) is a revolutionary service which allows you to connect to hundreds of services in a matter of seconds.
The number of categories you can integrate with are simply mind-boggling and include Appliances, Baby devices, Blinds, Blogging platforms, Bookmark utilities, Business tools, Calendars & scheduling, Clocks & displays, Cloud storage, Communication, Connected cars, Contacts, DIY electronics, Developer tools, Education services, Email services, Environment control & monitoring, Finance & payments, Gardening devices, Government services, Health & fitness, Journaling & personal data, Lighting devices, Location based, Machine learning, Mobile devices & accessories, Music, News & information services, Non-profits, Notes programs, Notifications tools, Pet trackers, Photo & video, Power monitoring & management, Restaurants & food, Routers & computer accessories, Security & monitoring systems, Shopping, Smart hubs & systems, Survey tools, Tags & beacons, Task management & to-dos, Television & cable, Time management & tracking, Travel & transit, Voice assistants and of course Weather.
Now you can connect to ANYTHING you want and integrate it directly into your signage presentation.
A door buzzer, facebook page, a coffee machine, your local GPS tracking device or even the temperature right outside your office.
The world of Internet of things just got a whole lot easier to work with thanks to IFTTT.
With our custom Signage component you get access to the wonderful world of IOT without needing any special skills, it's pretty amazing actually. It’s easy to work with familiar and relevant brands: from the latest bots and IoT, to the world’s most famous voice-activated assistant. With the power of IFTTT you can publish to a service, build Applets, and embed them directly in your digital signage presentation. You can even use our Kiosk to build an interactive digital signage presentation that's powered by our mediaTOUCH tablet, click buttons and drag sliders to control real world devices such as thermostats, coffee makers and hundreds of other products and services. Everything is SUPER easy to configure and works the first time around!
The IFTTT supports hundreds of devices and services. In this example we demonstrate how you can very easily connect to the WeMo Smart Plug.
Some possible use cases can be when a customer presses a button in an interactive digital signage presentation you can turn a light on to display a product on a shelf.
Another possibility is to give a store owner the ability to click the button within the WeMo mobile app and in turn switch the presentation to a particular timelime and at the same time turn on a related spinning motor on a display shelf.
The beauty of integrating IFTTT with Digital Signage is that you can create any type of automation you like and within minutes have it all connected to your screens.
The IFTTT supports hundreds of cool hooks such as social media and web services. One useful setup is the ability to control the presentation with SMS.
For example, a school principle can send an SMS in case of an urgent event and all the screens will display the text message. You can even allow employees to send text messages and create a running discussion board on
the public screen. These are just some of the many things you can do with SMS, IFTTT and digital signage.
Checkout the video for more info
If you are looking for a much lower level control over you screens with programmable logic, you can checkout our Arduino examples. Arduino (arduino.cc) is an amazing prototyping platform that allows anyone with no special electronic skills to build a custom solution with a multitude number of sensors, relays and other gadgets and produce a specialized product that can send triggers and receive events through the SignagePlayer gateway. The Arduino Yun (aka the Arduino cloud) includes a second module that runs a lite version of the popular Linux operating system. The Linux side can communicate with the SignagePlayer socket server via HTTP post commands as well as communicate with the internal micro controller on the Arduino Yun to control sensors and switches. Thus the Arduino Yun is a perfect solution for anyone looking to create a fully customized IoT for their own business, or provide personalized IoT services to other businesses; all easily integrated with the mediaCLOUD Digital Signage network. Checkout the video tutorial to learn more about Arduino and MediaSignage.