A recipe for building a Web UI using MQTT for your IoT / Embedded App
Cook up a simple & tasty web UI for your embedded project with just a few simple ingredients! Served on a bed of wholesome Linux goodness on an SBC, (my favourites are: Raspbery Pi or Odroid N2 but substitute alternatives for your own taste) – this is sure to delight family and friends alike!
For the back-end you will need:
Your embedded App – this is the centrepiece of your creation, it will do some magic and communicate with the UI via MQTT.
python3 – always handy for thickening the sauce!
Flask – tiny & easy to set-up python system for serving your UI’s web pages and static files, perhaps a little lighter on the palette than the ubiquitous Node.js?
Mosquito – for sending MQTT messages between your app and the web UI for updating status and sending commands, MQTT lends a more contemporary taste than the sometimes overused AJAX!
For the front-end you will need:
bootstrap – presentation is soo important!
paho-js – for communicating with MQTT.
How To Cook
(details coming soon, hopefully!)