In the wilds of the Internet of Things, Amazon Dash buttons are like instant cheat codes for nearly instantly replenishing all manner of helpful items from diapers and detergent to Dasani, Doritos, dog food, and useful goods starting with lots more letters of the alphabet. As OP as these Wi-Fi tools for easy ordering are, Amazon has pegged Aug. 16, 2016 to introduce the “God Mode” hardware developer kit of internet-enabled service devices.
Behold, Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents the AWS IoT button. These limited-edition kits are the ultimate tools for harnessing the magic of the Internet of Things using AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service, and more AWS assets for incomparably easy online commerce. Basically, AWS IoT buttons are blank slates that expand the concept enabling push-button instant ordering to instead suit a number of alternative purposes. Amazon hopes the hardware’s cloud-based code will aid developers in repurposing the buttons to track an item’s usage, maintain an inventory, deliver instantaneous alerts, start and stop processes, or even initiate calls – all without having development hampered by hours spent writing device-specific code.
As is their legacy, Amazon is once more determined to engineer a broader definition of better living through consumer convenience. Kits are available exclusively to Amazon Prime members for $19.95 each.