MQTT and Android make great partners

August 1st, 2011 - andyp

For some reason we missed updating the site when this was first posted, but Dale Lane wrote a fantastic blog post back in February highlighting how MQTT can be used for push notifications in Android applications.

He’s even included a thorough set of sample code and some detailed thoughts on how to optimise the way the application uses the Android system APIs. It is a great reference!

It doesn’t end there. Developers have been using MQTT and Android together for a while now. Ben Hardill created a simple Android app for monitoring the state of his TV. As well as that, the new Android device ADK, Android@Home, and the emergence of cool cloud services like Isidorey (another new addition to the Software page) that support MQTT natively, enable some extremely cool things. Folks continue to bridge cloud services like Pachube with MQTT, too – there’s great synergy there.

In the same way that the MQTT protocol has been ideal for minimising data usage on sensor networks in the past, it is a perfect partner for mobile applications, too.

… so… webOS or Windows Phone samples next, anyone? 🙂

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Perhaps better 2 1/2 years late than never, we’re working on MQTT components for the .NET platforms, including Windows Phone 8 and WinRT. The client libraries are available free for personal and educational use. We would love to get them into more hands and get some feedback. I wrote a blog on how you would integrate these with the Windows Phone platform at
The libraries are available free for download here

Jeff McKelvey


Nice, thanks for letting us know!

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