Features

Node-RED Plugin for Thinger.io

Node-RED is an Open Source development tool with a powerful graphical programming interface that makes it very simple to use. In recent years, Node-RED has become a favorite tool for prototyping and developing data processing projects, especially in the maker environment because of its ease of learning and use, also thanks to the support offered by its huge user’s community that has made more than 2,000 contributions. More information about this amazing project on their website nodered.org   In many different IoT [...]

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Good news for Sigfox developers – Sigfox Integration Plugin

Sigfox  is nowadays one of the most commonly used IoT infrastructures when talking about remote or battery-powered projects. It was the first large communications network created exclusively for IoT purposes, providing many advantages such as wide network coverage and very low-power consumption that makes it perfect for remote applications that do not need much bandwidth, as the maximum message payload size is 12 bytes. In addition, Sigfox has a large community of developers and device manufacturers that supports the creating [...]

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New Integration: Arduino MKR 1010 WiFi

The developer and maker environment has just taken a great leap thanks to the presentation of the new Arduino MKR 1010 WiFi. More and more often, companies use these kinds of devices to create their firsts MVPs, as they are really easy to use and allows a fast deployment. That’s why we just updated our thinger.io library. Now it is easier than ever to connect your Arduino MKR 1010 WiFi to the thinger.io server. The Arduino MKR 1010 WiFi is the newest version of [...]

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New Dashboard Features

For the last few weeks, we have been working on creating some new dashboard features that are now available in a beta version. Some of these new features and widgets have been requested by thinger.io clients; but, as always, they revert back to the community and will be available very shortly in the platform. Right now, the new features and widgets are live in a beta version, and we will let you know when they are ready to be launched [...]

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Node-RED Integration

Date: Expected to be released in September Component: Node-RED Release Note: After several months without publishing our progresses here, we want to to start sharing our updates here as before. Today we have to announce that we are working in a library for Node-RED that allows working with Workflows, adding a vast amount of capabilities and interoperability to Thinger.io ecosystem. Some of the expected features (nodes) for Node-RED in the first release: Read/subscribe to device data Send data to a device Call an endpoint Read/Write data bucket Read [...]

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New Bucket Export Formats for IoT Analytics

In Thinger.io, you can use data buckets to store and export any time-series data from your IoT devices. At this moment, the platform allowed to use this information in a web dashboard, or export the information in CSV format for offline analysis. In our experience with some research centers, we have learned that CSV format is great, as it is quite standard, but the timestamp information provided by the platform (unix timestamp) was not quite useful or standard, at [...]

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New features on data buckets

Some days ago, we released some new features on data buckets that we wanted to share with you! Here they come: Show tabular data in the bucket explorer Now the data bucket explorer allow displaying your data bucket in a tabular format, so you can review the information in a more comprehensive way than the raw JSON value. Did you know that you can store more than one value per entry into a data bucket? Just create a resource with more [...]

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Communication Between Devices in IoT

In this post we want to introduce a new feature released in the latests server updates and Arduino libraries (starting at 2.5.0). This feature is related to inter-device communication in real-time, both for devices of the same account, or devices from different accounts. In Thinger.io, it is possible that devices can communicate between them trough the Internet in real-time. Imagine you have two ESP8266, or any other micro connected to the Internet, that needs to communicate for some reason. Suppose that you are building some automation [...]

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IoT Device REST API Discovery

In the last console update (1.3.0), we have introduced some new features to improve the development of different clients for interacting with the devices connected to the IoT platform. In this case, we have enabled the Show Query feature that was available in the Device API. This feature will display the REST API calls that are done by the console while interacting with the device. This calls can be used and integrated in other programs, like clients in .NET, PHP, Node.JS, C++, C, bash, [...]

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Adding SSL/TLS Support to the ESP8266

In this post we will introduce some new features about securing the Internet of Things, like in our previous post, Securing the Internet of Things, where we introduced SSL/TLS support for the Arduino MKR1000. In this case we are working with the well-known ESP8266, and YES! it supports also secure TLS connections to our Internet of Things platform. This little device, and thanks to the community support, now integrates TLS support by software. In our tests, we are not able to notice any significant performance issues, and [...]

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