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dweet.io – Twitter for Social Machines

by | Aug 13, 2014 | Developer Blog | 0 comments

Last week I came across dweet.io which looks like a great way for simple internet connected devices to publish and share data with interested people, systems, and devices. Sharing publicly is free, and privately is just 99 cents per month, per thing. It’s Twitter for the Internet of Things.

Image of Internet of Things by antjeverena

You can "dweet" up to 2000 characters of data using a HAPI style web API that’s incredibly simple, and in turn get some easily readable JSON that looks something like:

{
  "this": "succeeded",
  "by": "dweeting",
  "the": "dweet",
  "with": {
    "thing": "{thing_name}",
    "created": "2014-01-15T17:28:42.556Z",
    "content": {
      "hello": "world",
      "foo": "bar"
    }
  }
}

The last 500 dweets from any thing are stored for up to 24 hours. If it hasn’t dweeted in 24 hours, its history is removed.

For connecting simple devices or services that need to periodically share some data, this is such a fantastic service.

Image from antjeverena

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