Shyam Purkayastha

December 11, 2017

Obey your commands: Home automation using Watson and PubNub

Integration of voice control in smart devices is buzzing, and adoption continues to grow. Voice control provides a more natural way of interacting with connected apps and devices ranging from news feeds, traffic information to acting as personal assistants in the home. These intelligent devices respond to commands spoken in our own voice and act immediately.

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July 17, 2017

Real-time streaming to a live scoreboard with IBM Cloud and PubNub Functions

In this blog post, we present to you a model system for managing sports score streaming using the components of the IBM Bluemix platform, including PubNub. This system can serve live score updates in real-time to millions of users simultaneously. And, in case you want to indulge in betting, then it can do more to help swing the odds in your favor.

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June 26, 2017

Build a Social Perception Dashboard using Watson Tone Analyzer and PubNub BLOCKS

In this blog post, we will show you how to create a social perception dashboard using Watson Tone Analyser and PubNub BLOCKS that analyzes and reflects the sentiments of social media users.

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May 31, 2017

Saving dogs with Watson Visual Recognition and PubNub BLOCKS

There are many occasions where visual content delivers more engaging and enriching experiences than the typical data-driven approach. Using IBM Watson Visual Recognition service, you can analyze and extract objects from images to gather quantitative data. In this tutorial, you’ll leverage Watson Visual Recognition to build a worldwide campaign to experience the power of visually-driven data stories. The tutorial will show you how to leverage the IBM Watson Visual Recognition capabilities to build an interactive, image-driven storyline.

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April 17, 2017

Build a home automation virtual agent with PubNub BLOCKs and Watson

Home automation is an ubiquitous application. We talk to our appliances, and they obey our orders. That is so cool! But let's take it a step further. We'll want to make it a bit more seamless, so that we talk to our home in a natural conversation. But how do we do it? Machines talk in binary code which is cumbersome for humans. In this blog article, we will show you how to build a home automation app. So follow along and check out the demonstration provided later in this article to help you understand how to build a virtual assistant for your home.

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February 24, 2017

Enrich your chat app with live weather data using PubNub BLOCKS and IBM Bluemix

Have you ever felt the need for decorating the chat messages with additional information that could be relevant for the people using your chat app? In this blog post, we show you how to achieve this with minimum fuss and zero infrastructure overhead.

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December 29, 2016

Smart park – Reserve parking spaces and track billings based on actions

In large public places and shopping malls, it can often be quite irritating for visitors to drive around in search of a vacant parking spot. During busy hours or on weekends, this can cause an additional lead time in getting in and out of the parking area. This blog post will demonstrate how to build a prototype of an IoT-enabled smart parking meter application using IBM Bluemix and PubNub. This application can assist the driver in reserving a parking space and the system can also automatically track billing based on the driver’s actions when the vehicle pulls in or out of the space.

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October 13, 2016

Is your home energy efficient? Bluemix can figure it out – Part 2

In part one of this series, we introduced you to the idea of utilities monitoring and how “Internet of Things” technology along with IBM Bluemix and its services can be utilized to harness the data associated with household electricity consumption patterns. In this post, we are going to conclude this idea with an actual project implementation.

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October 5, 2016

Is your home energy efficient? Bluemix can figure it out.

There are quite a few things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Public utilities are one such example. Thanks to the awareness around climate change and the advancements in renewable energy sources, we are in a better position to safeguard our future generations by ensuring a sustainable supply of energy for our day-to-day needs. Still, a lot needs to be done toward achieving self-sustained living and this is where Internet of Things technology can help us.

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