[owncloud-devel] WD Challenge - IFTTT integration

Boris Rybalkin ribalkin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 23:15:42 GMT 2015

Very cool hardware design, is it open source?

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Taehyun Park <taehyun at thenaran.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'd like to participate in the WD contest, and here's my proposal.
> To give a little bit of my background, I'm the creator of Prota OS (
> http://prota.info/downloads - there's nothing much at this point. Working
> on it now), and it's basically a headless operating system for personal
> server computers. I thought this would perfectly solve the issues stated in
> the contest page.
> Let me explain what Prota OS can do already and what I'm going to build
> during this contest.
> What Prota OS can do
> 1. Configure WiFi without plugging in keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc.
>   Prota automatically puts RPi with WiFi dongle into the AP mode, so users
> can find Pi in their WiFi SSID list and connect to it. Then, they open up a
> web browser to configure Pi's WiFi using Prota's web-based interface.
> 2. Install ownCloud with a single click.
>   Prota provides a service called App Library, from which users can
> download and install pre-packaged applications to their Protas. In the
> past, I've ported the older versions of ownCloud, so I know it works.
> Better yet, Prota automatically recognizes any USB connected storage
> devices, so after installing ownCloud, it should just work.
> 3. Automate applications
>   Prota has its own automation engine, sort of similar to IFTTT, but a lot
> more powerful as it runs on your own hardware (this means you can utilize
> Pi's GPIO and plug in any sensors of your choice).
> What I will build
> 1. Port the latest version of ownCloud to the latest version of Prota OS.
> 2. Integrate ownCloud to Prota's automation engine.
> Benefits
> * "burn image -> configure WiFi -> install ownCloud -> automate" without
> mouse, keyboard, monitor.
> * Users will be able to create fun and useful automation rules. For
> exmaple,
>   * If someone emails me with attachments, save them to ownCloud.
>   * If someone downloads from ownCloud, blink LEDs connected to GPIO.
>   * If there's any motion from the connected USB camera, save the captured
> image to ownCloud.
>   * and the list goes on and on.
> There are a lot more to Prota OS, but I'm going to stop here. The new
> version of Prota Os will be released within a few weeks (beta version), so
> you are welcome to try it out :)
> Let me know about your thoughts!
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> Terrence
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