I guess you would have to pick an appropriate sensor/shield to obtain the 3g/4g signal and then write a script that allows you to see the data obtained. What sensor are you trying to use? Also, regarding the cloud application take a look at this link http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/step6/Test-the-Edisons-Connection-to-the-Cloud/ .
So far my plan is to interface the Intel Edison module to the IOIO-OTG and connect that to my android cell phone where I will have an application transmit the data online.
Wow, that sounds overly complicated. You could create a WiFi hotspot with your phone and let the Edison connect to it without the need for an IOIO. With the Edison connected to the internet, you could send data to a website like ThingSpeak
Ah, awesome. I like that idea better. I'm just not sure how I would develop from my android phone. I'm used to connecting my laptop and Edison to the same wifi network and getting the data on my laptop that way, but if my laptop is very far from my android-edison device and I want to be able to get the data on my android from the Edison and upload it to say ThingSpeak, would I just make an android app that does that? I'm not even really sure how I would get started with that though. Is there some kind of tutorial that you could point me to where I can learn more about that kind of stuff?
Why would you need an Android app? Like I said before, all you need is to be able to get your Edison some WiFi signal (look on the web how to create a wireless hotspot from your smartphone).
The nice thing about the Edison is that there are multiple ways to do the same thing so you are not limited to one solution to your problem.
What I would personally do is create a Python script that read sensors data with the MRAA library and upload it to ThingSpeak
( have a look here : How to Talk To ThingSpeak With Python (A Memory/CPU Monitor) | Australian Robotics )
Do you have the Arduino Breakout Board? What is you usual workflow with the Edison?
Awesome, sounds great! I've already written a python script with the MRAA library that reads the data. I think I should be able to figure out hot to upload it to ThingSpeak with that link. Is there a difference between ThingSpeak and Intel's Cloud Analytics server cloud? What would be my reasons between choosing one over the other? Yeah, I believe I do have the Arduino Breakout Board (the breakout board that came with the Edison kit I got?) and the shield along with the grove starter pack with various sensors and other components. Typically I develop with it on Ubuntu and I would either write python scripts directly on it using VIM or write them on Sublime and transfer files through ssh or with the ssd card. What about you?
Is there a difference between ThingSpeak and Intel's Cloud Analytics server cloud?
Sorry, I can't tell. Never used Intel's service.
Typically I develop with it on Ubuntu and I would either write python scripts directly on it using VIM or write them on Sublime and transfer files through ssh or with the ssd card. What about you?
Basically the same : I connect to my Edison through SSH and write Python scripts with Vim.