This is based on a true story. Imagine that you have to move your contacts from one SIM card to another. There is an app for this, isn't it? That is... unless your phone is not a smartphone, but an old mobile phone made by a small Finish company that has been taken over by a software editor a few years ago. Unfortunately the new owner company has decided to support only the very latest models. There isn't any official software available to retrieve your contacts on this phone anymore. So you are getting ready to copy all your contacts by hand, one by one... But wait a minute...
Yoctopuce support often receives questions on how to use our Android library. Indeed, some choices made by Google force developers to pay careful attention to how to perform input/output operations, and more particularly for network access. In this post, we are going to show you our solution to this issue.
Nowadays, most laboratory measuring tools have an RS232 port and/or a USB port, enabling you to drive them remotely. Usually, the manufacturers of this kind of instruments offer a proprietary software to drive them from a computer. This piece of software is usually more or less easy to use and not necessarily free. Obviously, it is tempting to get rid of the original software and to drive the devices on one's own. The question that we pondered this week was to know whether there was a universal way to drive this kind of equipment from an arbitrary software.
As an answer to recurring requests to Yoctopuce support, we added this week two important improvements to the YoctoHubs and to the VirtualHub to make it easier for you to use Yoctopuce sensors. The first one is the addition of an interface enabling you to configure the data logger and to retrieve recorded data in a CSV format. The second one is a new strategy for planning fixed-time HTTP callbacks.
Five years ago, we modified our Jura coffee machine, which we nicknamed Josephine, to control it remotely via a web page. The idea was amusing but in fact this feature wasn't really useful as we still had to get up to place a cup in front of the coffee machine. But today, thanks to the Yocto-Proximity, we can do something more useful: We are going to brew a coffee as soon as a cup in placed on the machine.
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