A button that can do everything from controlling Netflix, to acting as an Airbnb check-in button to ordering a food from your favorite pizza place with just a click or a combination of them.
Amazon the e-commerce giant launched the clickable buttons last summer and has since added more than 100 different brands.Now the firm is taking its Dash Button one-step further with a programmable device called the AWS IoT Button, it combines Amazon’s Web Services and the Internet of Things for a ‘Do Anything’.
Dash Button is a large, Wi-Fi enabled button that is used to reorder common household products form Amazon, such as washing powder or even drinks. Earlier this year the firm added Trojan condoms to its long list of goods.
Amazon shares some ideas to get gears turning in order to use the technology to its full potential. Its latest addition, AWS IoT Button, makes it easy for developers to configure and design commands. ‘Users can code the button’s logic in the cloud to configure clicks to count or track items, call or alert someone, order services, unlock or start a car, open your garage door, call a cab, call your spouseor remotely control your home appliances,’ states the firm.
Programmers can also integrate the button with third-party APIs like Twitter, Facebook or even their own company’s application.
Amazon says they’ve made the process very simple and even lists a ‘Getting Started’ on its site.
Amazon stated that this new Dash Button is a ‘limited release’ and developers can purchase one for $20. User’s first sign up for an AWS account, which is free, and then they complete an AWS Lambda blueprint wizard.