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Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests?

I have over 50 years programming experience, 40 years in microcomputers, mainly assembly language.
I would like to add IoT WIFI to a simple device to output data and error messages to a cell phone to save the cost of adding an LCD display and provide remote access to a difficult location.
I know very little about WIFI protocols and the integration appears rather daunting based on forum activity here.
IS THIS SOMETHING I COULD USE OR AM I CORRECT THAT THE LEARNING CURVE IS VERY STEEP?
HAVING SUCCEEDED IN CLIMBING THE STEEP CURVE IS THIS GOING TO BE RELIABLE?  
OUTPUT DATA IS ELEMENTARY ASCII STRINGS, IS THERE A CELLPHONE AP THAT WOULD DISPLAY THEM OR DO I HAVE TO CLIMB THAT LEARNING CURVE TOO?
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    Jim Nickerson
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 10:25:43 (permalink)
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    IMHO using a wi-fi device with a builtin web server and using a browser on the wi-fi enabled cell phone and sending PIC data to wi-fi device might provide the quickest/ easiest solution.
    I have found wi-fi (any rf save for cell data) is   unreliable.
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 10:40:59 (permalink)
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    You could consider Bluetooth and this solution http://www.imagecraft.com/smartio
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 11:43:56 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    It is my impression that it is a large subject with many options.
    It seem to me, that for WiFi connection, the current recommendation by Microchip is ATWINC1500 or ATWINC1510.
    It is Wi-Fi radio and TCPIP stack in a module. https://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATWINC1500
     
    Supporting code and examples in Atmel studio 7 with Atmel Software Framework,
    and in MPLAB Harmony.
     
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 11:47:06 (permalink)
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    Wifi (IoT is a Buzz word) can be as simple as a Serial to Wi-Fi Bridge. Or as complicetes as the TCP/IP stack runs on the PIC.  The IOT is self is what? a direct socket to something? Or is it  Microchips or Amazons web service.  If you want to stay in ASM go with a Wi-Fi to serial bridge and go with a socket.  It would be the simpliest on the PIC Side.  What did you have planned of the other side?
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 11:56:02 (permalink)
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    Supporting code and examples in Atmel studio 7 with Atmel Software Framework,
    and in MPLAB Harmony.

     
    And in MLA for PIC18/PIC24.
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 12:11:42 (permalink)
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    Hi
     
    I'm on the same boat.
    After observing what is going in this forum and others, I'm quite inclined to go with the MLA solution.
    I've been studying the simple wifi example for PIC18+MRF radio and it seems a good and simple solution for a small device with a couple of I/Os to control and grab data out of a simple appliance.
     
    And I'm inclined to go with a simple socket connection. Its a transparent data link easy to implement on both sides.
     
     
    Just my 2 cents...
     
     
    EDIT ADD: The mentioned example also supports WINC1500, besides the MRF24.
     
     
    Best regards
    Jorge
     
     
    post edited by JorgeF - 2018/05/16 12:28:22
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    Re: Is adding IoT as difficult as this forum suggests? 2018/05/16 12:22:18 (permalink)
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    WINC1500 + MLA isn't too bad.  There are many complete examples included that cover just about anything you'd want to do.
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