What is MQTT?
MQTT, or Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, is a standard messaging protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT).
So what does this mean? It’s a standard way of connecting things over the internet. Websites, smart watches, sensors and other devices can all communicate LIVE through a simple standard method.
What can I do with it?
You can do a lot of things. Here are just a few ideas:
- Live notifications when someone visits your site or places an order
- Live updates of visitor statistics
- Live notification that a device has started or stopped
- Live updates of device locations
With MQTT and microcontrollers, the sky is the limit.
How do I get notifications?
Notifications can be received by on smart devices like watches and phones, or email and sms messages. They can even be received with Alexa and Google Home devices.
How can I get started?
At TechUnlimitedGroup we are currently developing easy ways of connecting your devices and services together. Things like WordPress plugins, node.js dashboards, etc. These systems will be available to all of our clients as soon as they are ready for release.
In the mean time, you can use Android apps and iPhone apps to experiment with MQTT on your own. There are even Mac and Windows applications for sending and receiving messages. If you are looking for a free, public broker (server) to use for MQTT, feel free to use ours:
TCP Port: 1883