SwA helps developers to build IoT projects using several development boards: Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi.

SwA covers also topics related to Android development and the convergence between Android and IoT.

I publish periodically tutorials covering different aspects related to IoT and we can develop IoT projects using Arduino, ESP32, ESP8266, and Raspberry Pi. SwA describes step by step how to implement an IoT project giving all the details you need to know to build it by yourself.

IoT is an interesting topic and there is much interest around it. This interest is supported by makers, developers, hobbyist that can build IoT projects by themselves following the SwA tutorials. You can experiment, through the SwA, the most innovative technologies and the convergence between IoT and Machine Learning, mobile applications, edge computing, cloud computing.

SwA shares the code of these tutorials on Github.

Who runs SwA?

I’m Francesco Azzola. I’m an electronic engineer with a passion for IoT and Android.

I’m one of the top 100 most important influencers in IIoT in the 2020 report made by Onalytica.

I’m the author of “Android Things Projects” published by Packt.

I’ve gained a proven experience in IoT developing several Internet of Things projects. I’m the author of IoT books and guides.

I’m MVB (Most Value Blogger) @ DZone.

Android Things projects

Develop smart Internet of things projects using Android Things.

Author: Francesco Azzola

Printed: 213 pages

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Release date: June 2017

Language: English

Book Overview:

  • Learn how to install and configure Android Things
  • Learn how to use GPIO, PWM
  • Learn how to develop Android Things drivers
  • Build IoT projects as Spycam, Weather station, Remote LEDs controller
  • Learn how to integrate Android Things with Arduino, ESP 8266 etc.
  • Discover how to use Android Things in IoT architecture
  • M2M patterns with Android Things (MQTT and more)
  • Integrate Android Things with Android developing companion apps

Buy it at Amazon or at Packt

Android UI Design Basics Tutorial

Author: Francesco Azzola

Publisher: Exelixis Media P.C

Release date: 2015

Language: English

Book Overview:

  • Android UI Overview
  • Discover how to use Views
  • Layout, Fragments, and Groups
  • How to use multimedia in Android
  • Themes and styles
  • Full working app

Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints

Develop interactive IoT projects using Arduino

I’m the technical reviewer of this book.

Author: Pradeeka Seneviratne

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Release date: October 2015

Language: English

Book Overview:

  • Internet controlled switch
  • Wifi signal monitoring system
  • Arduino security with camera
  • Solar panel
  • GPS location
  • How to use tweet with Arduino
  • IR with Arduino

IoT: Applications, Protocols, and Best Practices

I’m the contributor to this guide

The Internet of Things: Connecting Devices and Data

My other works:

Javacodegeeks Accademy


Java.net articles

Java e SMS

I’ve gained:

  • SCEA certified (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect)
  • SCJP
  • Prince 2 certified (Foundation)
  • VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)

Email me: survivingwithandroid@gmail.com

Images of this page are from dzone.com, Packt Publishing, Java code geek

My work

IoT projects and tutorial with ESP32

Arduino IoT tutorials

ESP8266 Project and tutorials to explore IoT

Raspberry Pi tutorials in IoT

How to support SwA and my work

There are several ways, you support SwA and my work:

Stay in touch with me and Swa

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How to contact me?

Do you have any questions to ask about:

  • Topics covered in the tutorials
  • Propose a new topic

or if you want to contact me for collaboration about new IoT products, tutorials about specific industry topics you can write to  survivingwithandroid@gmail.com.