Controlling lighting in a room using Beagle Board

My friend and I are developing an Android app which can control
lighting in a room. We want to interface the android device and the
Beagle Board with a SIM card. We wish to control the lights by sending
an SMS to the Beagle Board running Android OS. Is it possible to have
android hardware calls on Beagle Board from android so that we can
control its output pins?

Sanjay Kasi wrote:

My friend and I are developing an Android app which can control
lighting in a room. We want to interface the android device and the
Beagle Board with a SIM card. We wish to control the lights by sending
an SMS to the Beagle Board running Android OS. Is it possible to have
android hardware calls on Beagle Board from android so that we can
control its output pins?

you can always interface native C code via JNI and control GPIOs
from there...

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Isn’t using the ask simpler

Sorry for the previous email I meant adk, just connect beagle board to ethernet/wifi, write a simple network communication app and adk calls. I am new here, but I replied with what seemed logical to me.

Isn't there a simcard module for Beagleboard ?
Even if one connects beagleboard over wifi to a phone and then control
it over network, that would be quite clumsy for use.
it would be better if one has inbuilt sim module which receives sms ,
use android hardware calls (are these even possible ?) to control the
output pins

Isn't there a simcard module for Beagleboard ?

I don’t know what a “simcard module” is.

In last 2 years I used a mobile broadband (HSPA USB 2.0 stick) to connect to internet (works on laptop PC and on Beagleboard).

Today you can get a brand new one for as low as 19 euro.

Internet connection is available using “pppd” utility; SMS sending/receiving is a matter of “AT” commands on a “ttyUSB” port.

I have seen a sim card socket breakout board. I do believe though that the sim card itself is not capable of recieving or sending wireless signals.

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Maybe openmoko is the way to go (to find simcard integration)? The mobile phone sector isn’t very open with small developers it seems.

Mark.