Connected Things: Action

A Connected Things action is an operation that can happen on a device as a result of an interaction. The types of actions that can occur on a device as a part of an interaction are dependent on the capabilities of that device and the software handling the interaction.

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Example Actions

The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that can occur on a device as a part of an interaction:

  • Open a url in a web browser
  • Show data in a notification
  • Make a web request to an external server with data (webhooks)
  • Write and/or append data to a file
  • Open data in a specific application based on the type of data (contact information, images…)
  • Send data to another process