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Android REST SMS Gateway and Arduino Control Center

It sounds awkward? In short, REST SMS Gateway allows to change your phone into a powerful SMS Gateway which you can control from Arduino Control Center desktop application for sending alarm SMS messages.
For testing purposes, I've installed on my smart phone Android application called very intuitive - REST SMS Gateway :). I got this app from my friend, but you can download it from Android APK(install packages) download sites. This, and many other applications with similar purpose, are not available on Google Play store anymore due to Google Play Developer Policy which restricting SMS, CALL_LOG access only to default phone applications.

After downloading and installing APK Android package for REST SMS Gateway application, you will get this window:

NOTICE: your phone MUST be connected in LAN (local, home network over wireless connection!!!) Otherwise, this will not work.
After pressing Start button, this window bellow will show up. But, application will request from you access to C…

FAQ - frequently asked questions

- What do I need in order to start programming Arduino boards(Nano, Uno, Mega) with Arduino Control Center, except Arduino boards? Do I need a license for the program?
To start, you don't need a license. You can use the demo version until you get familiar with software logic and your project requirements. The project created in the demo version will be fully functional in the registered version.

- What is the easiest way for the first time to start with Arduino board configuration?
The easiest way for the first time is to upload firmware without support for ethernet shields(their names begin with MEGA_SERIAL_ONLY, UNO_NANO_SERIAL_ONLY) in order to get familiar with Arduino Control Center programming logic. Later on, you can attach ethernet shields, Update firmware for that type of shield, and setup parameters for connection to the network.

- I am using Windows OS, the Arduino board is connected over USB to the PC. How can I communicate in Arduino Control Center with a connected…

Google Chrome Lite mode and Arduino Control Center

Google Chrome Lite mode is a way to speed up HTTP sites on slow connections.
This mode is now only available on Chrome for Android.

Important note is that Arduino Control Center web interface http pages NOT WORKING in this mode!

HTTPS pages will load normally, since this traffic is not redirected to google servers.
In order to enable Arduino Control Center web interface http traffic, there is a couple workarounds:

1. Turn off Lite mode on your Android phone.
2. Open Arduino Control Center web page in incognito mode

Or, use https Arduino Control Center web pages only.