This tutorial may be outdated. It is no longer recommended for beginners, and may need modifications to code or hardware that is not indicated in the tutorial.

Overview

The Temboo service has moved away from Arduino support. The service access in this older guide will no longer work.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to program your Arduino to query the FedEx API every time someone comes to your door in order to determine whether that person was delivering a package. Then, you’ll program the board to use the Zendesk API to alert you if a package was delivered. To connect the APIs to the hardware, we’ll use Temboo, a service that facilitates programming devices to interact with web services. The framework we’ll use in this example is flexible, however, so there’s plenty of room to create—the hardware and APIs we’ve chosen to use are by no means prescriptive.

This guide was first published on Feb 24, 2016. It was last updated on Feb 24, 2016. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 10, 2019.