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Sunday, May 20, 2018

AT&T Builds a Dash-Like Button

Always thought there was a place for simple buttons to link to IOT networks, to make requests of many kinds, beyond just ordering something.   Why doesn't IFTTT have something like this?  This seems to be that,    The way I read it,  although provided through AWS,  it is not an Amazon Echo infrastructure thing.  Will be interesting if that  changes.

AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi
It's also not pre-programmed like Amazon's one-click device.
By Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon in Engadget

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services -- but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M network, it doesn't need a WiFi connection to work. AT&T's button was also designed more for businesses than homes and individuals. It's not pre-programmed like Amazon's Dash buttons are, and companies can program it to accomplish tasks that fit their needs. .... "

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