New HTML App Widget

The new Custom HTML App widget allows you to embed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a widget so you can create custom widgets, apps, and mashups without having to run your own web server. The widget can hold embedded video, ThingSpeak charts, Google Visualizations, JQuery UI, and mobile web app frameworks. You can securely add the HTML App widget to dashboard so you can watch see live video right along with your ioBridge controls. That’s one only one application idea, we look forward to see what you come up with.

HTML Apps on Dashboard

HTML Apps on Dashboard

Visit the ioBridge Wiki for more information on the HTML App Widget.

Serial LCD and IO-204 Mash Up using JavaScript, PHP

Marc Fonteijn, form the Netherlands, mashed up the ioBridge IO-204 with the Spark Fun Serial LCD based on the HD44780 chip. His project includes some JavaScript to control the LCD display via a web page which uses his PHP-based proxy and control API for the IO-204.

ioBridge Controlling Spark Fun LCD

ioBridge IO-204 Controlling Spark Fun LCD

The JavaScript on Marc’s blog post includes control and animations examples for the LCD display. The display can be driven by an open I/O channel using the serial out functionality or from a two-way serial smart board.

Here is a demo of the screen in action:

We are not sure what he is up to, but I for-see an interactive website in his future. He already has LED’s blinking when users visit one of his sites. Check out Marc’s blog called MarcAThing – Physically Mashed Up for some cool photos and projects. Dank u zeer!

Update:

The PHP Widget Control API is now a part of the ioBridge Wiki and includes a few enhancements.