Programming the Internet of Things with Android @ Linda.com (video course)
"The "Internet of Things" is a catchy way of describing the variety of devices connected through the Internet. This includes webcams, wearable tech like the Pebble and Android Wear watches, car sensors, appliances, and even rudimentary robots. With the Internet of Things (IoT), you can manipulate them from the web. In this course, Michael Lehman shows how to create "things" and build companion apps to monitor and record their activities from Android devices."
IoT is a favorite marketing term now, to sell everything related to machine communication...
Android (and iOS) apps may be a good way to control some devices,
but "real" IoT should be more open by using simpler, web based tools (and apps)