Next Steps

Congratulations! Now that you can control a lamp or appliance via a graphical toggle switch on your Android phone, a whole new world of home automation possibilities awaits.

You could continue to enhance the native mobile client by controlling multiple X10 switches in a facile and elegant manner based on the time of day and the GPS coordinates of your mobile device (ex: turn on the porch light after dark when you’re within a five-meter radius of the front door). While we won’t be building this location-based application in this book, you have the basic building blocks already in your possession. If you’re interested in going further, read Ed Burnette’s Hello, Android [Bur10] for some really helpful tutorials, then post your ideas ...

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