Amazon Announces Dash Button for #IoT

aws-iotEarly last year Amazon unveiled their Dash Button, a very small Wifi-enabled button for Amazon Prime members to use and easily reorder specific products. Now Amazon has introduced a limited release, programmable, $20 Dash-like button for IoT and it sold out in one day!

The AWS IoT Button is a programmable button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. 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.

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You can use the button to count items, track usage, call or text and alert someone, start and stop a process
or Internet-connected device. To count and track usage, you can store the clicks in Amazon DynamoDB.

Read more about it here or view the Step-by-Step Tutorial on getting started with AWS IoT.

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