Programming the Internet of Things with iOS

with Michael Lehman

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2h 49m Intermediate Nov 13, 2014

Viewers: 1,798 in 82 countries (as per time of this post)

The “Internet of Things” is a catchy way of describing the variety of devices connected through the Internet. This includes webcams, wearable tech-like smartwatches, car sensors, appliances, and even rudimentary robots. What the Internet of Things (IoT) offers is a way to manipulate the real world—the physical world—from the web. In this course, Michael Lehman shows how to program these “things” and build companion apps to monitor and record their activities from iOS devices. Learn what’s inside a thing, how location-awareness technologies such as iBeacon connect the IoT in public spaces, and how you can create your own things with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits. Michael also shows how to use IFTTT services to control things on iOS, and muses on the future of IoT. Along the way, you’ll gain experience with real-world IOT-driven projects, like a mini weather station and a home lighting system. Continue reading

Up and Running with Apple Pay and iOS 8.1

with Nick Brazzi

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16m 13s Appropriate for all Oct 21, 2014
Viewers: 1,905 in 72 countries (as per time of this post)

Get a quick look at the two highly anticipated features in the iOS 8.1 update: Apple Pay, which gives iOS users a new way to make purchases, and Instant Hotspot, for one-click Internet sharing with an iPhone. In this short course, Nick Brazzi shows you how to set up Apple Pay using a credit or debit card from a participating bank, and start making purchases in stores and online. Plus, learn how to set up an Instant Hotspot with your iPhone for when you fall out of Wi-Fi range. Continue reading