AWS_IoT_button_shortMeet the AWS IoT Button. It’s fairly simple to connect this button to Octoblu, Citrix’s IoT platform!

Once this button is connected to Octoblu, you can have it tweet for you, order a pizza, open your garage, start your Tesla, or all of the above 🙂

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Walk through the Getting Started documentation on Amazon to connect the button to your WiFi. Stop when you get to their Lamda step.

Step 2: Create a simple Octoblu flow with a Trigger node and a Debug node.  Here’s a bluprint that you can import if needed.

Step 3: Add this Node.JS code to the AWS Lambda function and enable your button on their site. Remember to swap our /flow/… data for your Trigger’s webhook URL.

Step 4: Add a Twitter node to your flow (after the trigger node). Select Post Tweet in the dropdown. Add text to tweet. Press the play button to deploy your flow. See below.

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Step 5: Do your best happy dance, press your button, and check your Twitter page!

Now you can add any “thing” after this trigger node to run when the button gets clicked. A few ideas beyond the ones mentioned above include:

Movie time – Turn on the TV. Dim the lights. Start the popcorn. Relax!

Bed time – Secure all of the doors. Turn off all the lights. Adjust thermostat. Rest!

Party time – Turn on the Sonos. Set light theme to disco. Unlock the doors. Party!

Your imagination is your only limitation.  We can’t wait to see what you build using Citrix’s Octoblu IoT platform!

We hope that you can join us in person at Citrix Synergy, May 24-26 in Las Vegas, to experience Octoblu in person in the demo sandbox!

In the meantime, stay tuned for more posts demonstrating how Citrix Octoblu can automate workflows involving XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, StoreFront, ShareFile, RightSignature, Director and NetScaler!And, please feel free to sign up for Octoblu services and start automating your business processes today!

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