AWS IoT Button (2nd Generation) Testing!



and we're back with another quick video and this is AWS IOT button 2nd gen in the lab this is covering a new product from Amazon it was actually released just over the past weekend so right at the beginning of February 2017 this is the second generation of their AWS IOT button now if you're familiar with Amazon – the small buttons you can use to order seemingly almost any product on Amazon the IOT button is pretty much that except for it's built for developers to test AWS specific functions like IOT like lambda functions and for developers or enterprises who want to utilize the – functionality now I think the IOT button came out mid or maybe even early 2016 and this is the second version the most notable features of which the primary differences are the battery is a little bit bigger so now you can get over two thousand clicks whereas previously one thousand clicks before the battery on the device is out and they've actually released some companion mobile applications as well which gives you some pretty pretty fantastic quick starts to get up and running with the – button amazon's put together a pretty decent little get started page here where you can read up on some of the details get some faq and get a direct link right to that mobile application i mentioned earlier now of course if you know what you're doing you can go straight into your AWS – panel set up the lambda function use the AWS iot button as a source directly but in this case because this is my first time using one of these iot buttons i'm just going through the mobile app here and honestly they really couldn't have made this any simpler basically you launch the app if you have the button in the same room as your phone it'll basically connect that device over Wi-Fi once you get signed into your AWS developer account and from there the setup is quite straightforward they even have some nice features like being able to scan the serial of your device so you don't have to go type in any a serial numbers so once you've gone and set all that up asked you to do a couple steps type in the Wi-Fi information hold the button down for six seconds while it actually connects really it only takes a few minutes it's a very quick process now once you've gone through this it will also set up a lambda function for you based off some available blueprints like send an email send a text message things like that and they put that in as well with a couple different programming languages which is pretty nice again it's a very nice way to get a quick start so in so you've done that you can go ahead you'll see the status of your device and you go ahead and press the button and if you use the examples you'll get plenty of spam right away again it's a very much a QuickStart application it's pretty nice so of course what I did with this if you watch my last video on Alexa what you'll see is once you've got those lambda functions set up your your set and ready to go so of course the thing that I did was I hooked it up to my IT environment hooked it up to an ITSM helpdesk ticket in solution so whenever someone presses the button look at that we have an incident created in our online ITSM platform overall even though I paid $20 for a button I'm pretty impressed with the AWS IOT button experience so it's super easy to get started it only takes it takes less than five minutes from opening the box to get everything set up and running and that includes getting your function your AWS lambda function up and running and sending yourself emails doing that typical hello world stuff and if you know lambda functions from there you can go right into it and do some pretty interesting stuff now if any of the things I talked about in this video so far aren't something you think you're going to be investing your time and definitely don't buy this but if you're looking into IOT or even lambda functions as your functions even this is a really cool use case and I think it'd be makes I think it's going to make for some really fun demos being able to click a button and launch a number of processes my generating a helpdesk ticket with the click of a button I think is something I'm going to roll into some of my various ITSM service man demos I think there's some cool youth cases there so I'm looking forward to using this thing and for me it's definitely worth it I also want to let you know if you're looking for ideas maybe am kind of on the fence hackster IO has a page for AIA the AWS IOT button that you can go to and get a number of pretty cool examples out there actually so make sure you go and check that out as well I hope this was fun guys again just another little quick test video thanks for watching

4 Comments

  1. Adam Tatusko said:

    Awesome video! Thank you so much!

    May 23, 2019
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  2. Edward Arellano said:

    so the app has an ifttt preloaded but it defiantly does not work can you do a walk-through of getting my iot button to actually trigger and ifttt event?

    May 23, 2019
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  3. Михаил Таляха said:

    Hello!

    May 23, 2019
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  4. Bryant Kyungsuk Yi said:

    Where I can find this app? It is not in the goolge play.

    May 23, 2019
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