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Node-RED on Android



We already published a couple of articles showing you how to interact with your INSTAR HD or Full HD camera using Node-RED:

Termux now allows you to install Node-RED directly on your Android phone or tablet - turning it into the a powerful smarthome gateway.


INSTAR MQTT on Android


Start by installing Termux on your Android device and start the app. Make sure that everything is up-to-date by running apt update && apt upgrade.


INSTAR MQTT on Android


Node-RED runs in Node.js which we can now install on our Android device by running the following command: apt install coreutils nano nodejs.


INSTAR MQTT on Android


Now with Node.js in place we can install Node-RED with the following command: npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-red.


INSTAR MQTT on Android


You can start up Node-RED by typing node-red.


INSTAR MQTT on Android


Now start your default Android web browser and open http://localhost:1880 to access the Node-RED interface.