The use of the ESP8266 in the world of IoT

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By Rahulsinh
#87707 I'm making a home automation system. In that I need a feedback in mobile app when someone switch on/off the appliance. For ex. if someone turns on the light by physical switch, my mobile app should also show that it is on and vice-versa. I don't want to use the Blynk or Ubidots for this. If you can hep me it would be appreciated. I'm using nodemcu.
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By Luc Volders
#87764 If the language and the app are not predefined: ... o-esp.html
This uses Mit's app inventor to build an app and ESP-Basic to send data.

If you NEED to use Arduino lingo (C++). Look into building an ESP web-server.
On the webpage you can display status of switches, temperature etc.
But then you are not using an APP but just a simple webpage which can be seen by any browser.

If you need to work outisde your local net then you could check MQTT and use a web-based
broker on which your app checks every x minutes and the ESP sends its data to.

Another option is using Dweet.
Send data with your ESP to Dweet: ... duino.html
Receiving Dweets with Android: ... droid.html

Many solutions available. Google is your friend.