If you want to get started and build cross-OS mobile applications with video processing, transcode, special effects etc. features into your applications, the best place to start is with Media for Mobile which is part of INDE suite. Why?
This document shows an example of reading the temperature sensor and send SMS messages to your phone using a Twilio* account on the Intel® Edison. Includes required hardware components, download and installation guides, and more.
Describe how to halt CPU core, after power up sequence including CPU reset deassertion, to read/display SPI BIOS