With over a hundred contributors, more than 1750 commits, and literally hundreds of 3rd party modules, the MagicMirror project I started years ago still doesn’t fail to amaze me. Time for a quick update!
A few weeks ago I got in touch with Eneco, one of the biggest energy suppliers of Holland and makers of the Toon smart thermostat. They were pretty excited about my Magic Mirror project and had a nice challenge for me.
I recently noticed that the weather on my Magic Mirror stopped updating. After a reboot, the issue got worse: it didn’t display any weather forecasts at all. Soon, more users notified me of this issue, so it was time for some further investigation.
I love OctoPrint! The open source web interface for your 3D printer. But although they claim to be responsive, OctoPrint almost unusable from your Mobile Phone. Time to create an iOS app for it. A great reason to give Swift 2 a try.
Last week, I started experimenting with Parse.com. Just like Azure, Parse is an online platform which can be used for hosting cloud applications including data storage. It offers a lot of powerful tools which will make IoT development much more fun, but has one major pitfall … until today!
This Christmas, my super sweet Santa surprised me with the perfect gift: a Nest Thermostat. Not only is the Nest a beautiful piece of fine designed engineering work, it also allows people like you and me to make it even more powerful by using its extensive API. Today was the perfect day to take a small glimpse at this piece of developers candy.