blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2012.
Blink1Control IFTTT connector for Windows
Thanks everyone for being patient about non-programmer documentation and applications. We are working constantly towards making blink(1) as easy-to-use as possible.
For Windows users we now have the Blink1Control application available to match the OS X version. You can download it from the "Downloads" sidebar at http://blink1.thingm.com/ or directly from here: http://thingm.com/blink1/downloads/Blink1Control-win.zip
All future versions will live at that URL too, so as we make update we'll put them there.
Like the OS X version, Blink1Control normally lives in your system tray quietly doing its thing. Right-click to see some status, or double-click to bring up its main window. It also supports the Blink1Control URL API. Note that Blink1Control for Windows does require the .NET Framework 4.5, a free download from Microsoft. (We're looking into how to relax that constraint)
As we've been using blink(1) with IFTTT for a few weeks now, we've noticed our initial configuration UI in Blink1Control for connecting the two could use some work. If you know a good HTML designer/programmer who understands MVC and is a fan of frameworks like Ember and Backbone, please have them contact us at blink1 at thingm.com; we would love to hire them.
In other ways of connecting blink(1)s in Windows and other OSes, our GetSatisfaction forum has seen some neat community additions, like:
- a Python library : https://getsatisfaction.com/thingm/topics/more_comprehensive_python_support
- IFTTT & Raspberry Pi : https://getsatisfaction.com/thingm/topics/ifttt_watcher_for_raspberry_pi_linux
- Continuous Integration Build Light : https://getsatisfaction.com/thingm/topics/continuous_integration_build_light_github_project_started
And on the Net there's been a ton of fun things made. Here's a sampling:
- Blinkenlights .NET extensions for blink(1) : https://github.com/misterspeedy/BlinkenLights
- Node.js library for blink(1) : https://github.com/sandeepmistry/node-blink1
- blink(1) morse code : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNwBsjO4G0
And as always, thank you all for supporting us!