by John Brownlee
"Here's how MakerSwarm works. By downloading the official app to your Android device, MakerSwarm allows you to peer into the Wi-Fi-connected gadgets around you for functionality that you can hijack for your own uses. It will then allow you to create a simple app that you can use to trigger that function remotely.
"For example, if you have a Wi-Fi-connected coffee maker, you could create your own "Morning Joe" app that would set your java brewing when you woke up in the morning, just by tapping a button. But that's just the beginning. Using MakerSwarm, you could also link together multiple gadgets, each with different abilities, and trigger them simultaneously. In the case of the Morning Joe app, that might mean your single morning tap not only starts brewing your coffee, but it also tunes the kitchen radio to NPR, turns the heat-up of a Nest thermostat and adjusts the lighting of your Philips Hue lightbulbs."