Strasburg, Colorado: Remote Controlled Fire Alarm and Disaster Warning System

In this video, Rae Lynne Hicks from Strasburg Fire Protection Department introduces us to an upgrade to their community’s fire alarm and disaster warning system. At the heart of Strasburg, Colorado you will find a pillar of the community: the fire alarm. This system used to be controlled by a button in the fire station. Now, the system can be remotely triggered using a mobile phone by using the ioBridge IO-204, relay function board, and the free ioApp mobile app for either Android or iPhone. This simplifies alerting and testing for the team of volunteer firefighters.

“The siren is important to our community, because in the event of a tornado or other cataclysmic activity that happens to our community. Then, our siren is set off so that people understand that they need to seek cover immediately,” said Ms. Hicks. “We needed to upgrade how our siren works.”

We are proud to be a part of a solution for the Strasburg, CO community. Awesome project and thanks to Dave Klein for producing a wonderful video.

X10 Home Automation with ioBridge Remote Control Apps

A very popular add-on for the ioBridge IO-204 Web Gateway is the X10 Smart Board. This board translates web requests into X10 commands so you are able to remotely control X10 outlets, lights, and thermostats. Mark’s Voice Activated Home Automation System used a combination of Apple’s Siri, X10, and ioBridge APIs.

Recently, the X10 interface modules manufactured by X10 were discontinued. We were able to get the last 25 that were in stock directly from X10. Then, we manufactured another 25 X10 Smart Boards to pair with the X10 interface modules. We are selling the X10 kits on the ioBridge Store and when we run out, we will not be able to manufacture more. We are looking at alternatives and also looking at supporting other home automation protocols such as INSTEON and many others. For more information on X10 Home Automation with ioBridge, check out the ioBridge + X10 App Note.

ioBridge’s ioApp for Android and iPhone supports X10 Controls and will support future protocols. Leave a comment if you have any ideas on what to support next.

[via ioBridge Store]

ioApp for iPhone Now Supports ioBridge PRO Widgets, Update is Now Available

An update to ioApp for iPhone is available now in the App Store! ioApp is a mobile app created by ioBridge to access your ioBridge Widgets right from an iPhone or iPod Touch. Get started by creating ioBridge Widgets at or, then run ioApp on your smart device. ioApp works with Button, Switch, Value, State, Chart, and HTML App widget types. ioApp for Android is also available.

ioApp for iPhone - Control ioBridge Widgets

The latest update to ioApp (v1.1) includes the following new features:

  • Support
  • Support for HTML App and Chart Widgets
  • Landscape View

In our next update, we will add support for the tall iPhone 5 and iPod Touch screens. As always, feel free to post your questions or comments, in our Mobile Apps Forum on ioBridge Connect.

[via App Store]

ioApp is now on Google Play for Android Devices

It’s here, the Android App that you have been looking for… ioApp for Android is now available on Google Play for Android devices. This app works on Android 2 – 4.1, and we tried to format it for tablets and small screens. ioApp gives you access to a custom dashboard from your smart device. All you need to do is sign in with your ioBridge user account, touch Widgets, and select the Widgets that you want to see when you sign into the app. In this version of the app we now support Chart and HTML App widgets and users. We will be making similar updates to the iPhone app soon.

ioApp for Android - ioBridge Dashboard Widgets

A special thanks to all of the beta testers on the new app!

Download ioApp via Google Play and access your ioBridge widgets today. Check out our mobile apps product page for more apps.

ioApp — iPhone App for ioBridge Widgets is Now Available

ioApp is available now in the App Store! Monitor and control almost anything connected to ioBridge from your phone!

iPhone app for ioBridge Widgets

ioApp is a mobile app created by ioBridge to access your ioBridge Widgets right from an iPhone or iPod Touch. All you have to get started with ioApp is create widgets at, then run ioApp on your smart device. ioApp works with Button, Switch, Value, and State widget types. Android app is coming soon.

If you are new to ioBridge and wondering how to get started with ioApp, we have also created a video tutorial that walks you step-by-step. At the end of the tutorial, you will be monitoring your outside temperature right on your mobile device. View the complete ioApp tutorial on ioBridge Connect.

We look forward to your feedback, so feel free to chime in on our forum.