Connect IoT buttons to IntuiFace

For this first Web Triggers example, we decided to address a scenario in which you can gather information without even having a touch screen!

Let’s imagine you want your audience to vote for a car at an auto show, or you want children to answer some multi-choice questions at a museum, or you’re letting shoppers take a survey to win a coupon. Sounds like a good opportunity for using big physical buttons, no?

This scenario is now not only possible but pretty easy to set up using the new Web Triggers feature introduced in IntuiFace 6.2.

We chose to use the connected buttons from myStrom, purchasing both their WiFi Button and their WiFi Button Plus. This choice was driven by the fact they have an IFTTT Service that simplifies a connection with the IntuiFace IFTTT service.

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Enough words, just have a look at the video below to see how it works! This is NOT hard to do.

Here are some other buttons we spotted on the net that could do the job as well:

Tell us what you’d do with these buttons or any other connected objects you can use with IntuiFace & Web Triggers. :slight_smile:


IFTTT triggers always take a while to go off though, as shown in the video. And you’d need to make sure the batteries on these devices stay charged. Have you seen any examples using a locally-connected USB type button? A Griffin PowerMate could be a good option, but they are a bit expensive.

Hi Josh, We have used a lot of USB connected sensors (distance, buttons & touch) using

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Hi Josh,

As mentioned by @mauricio, the Phidgets are a good option since you can use them directly with IntuiFace as explained in this article.

Is there a way to use bluetooth for the buttons i.e. audience members in a presentation use their cell phones connected to the local wifi to respond to polling questions during a presentation?

Hi @crishana,

For such a scenario, instead of using bluetooth, I’d just use the local wifi / internet connection of the users’ cell phones. You could go with the following scenario:

  • You display a QR Code so the users can scan them and access a web page (to be designed)
  • If the web page is hosted on a local server (no internet connection), you can then use a Local network trigger to send a message to the main Player
  • If the web page is hosted online and not all phones are connected to local Wifi, you can then use a Web trigger to send the same message to the main Player