Device API Documentation for blink(1)
There are multiple ways to communicate with a blink(1) device.
- Raw HID SetFeature & GetFeature reports
- C API
- Java / Processing API
- Command-line API
- Local Web API
- IFTTT API
Raw HID SetFeature & GetFeature reports
If you like doing down-to-the-metal SetFeature and GetFeature USB HID reports, blink(1) speaks a simple 8-byte report for both.
See the C API for details.
Java / Processing API
Check out the set of Java / Processing examples in the "processing" directory.
For ready-to-run Processing examples using the Java library, download and install: blink1-java-processing-lib.zip
The command-line program "blink1-tool" lets you have full control over one or more blink(1) devices. You can use this program inside of shell scripts or batch files, or in a pinch, call them from within PHP web pages.
It is documented in blink1-tool.
Local Web API
The local Web API is a REST API with JSON responses that comes with the Mac OS X and Windows control applications.
You can use IFTTT.com to hook up all sorts of Net-based data sources to your blink(1). Details on that coming shortly.