Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) is capable of connecting everyday articles to the Internet to monitor and control both simple and advanced processes.
It is very easy to connect your Arduino to the Internet. With this tutorial on Internet of Things (IoT), you can easily connect your everyday articles to the internet, to monitor and control them. This can for instance be a plant, where you want to measure the humidity of the soil, and water it when needed. Or maybe control the lights of your house from the phone?
IoT has become very popular in recent years, and with popularity there have been several platforms has been developed to easily connect an IoT system. Among these are Blynk, who has developed an application that you can download to your smartphone, and set up buttons / sliders / joystick to control and indicators to read values from sensors. The data can be transferred via WiFi and 4G, or bluetooth. The application is free to use, and their websites is loaded with examples.