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TheThingsNetwork & Thinger.io IoT event!

Narrowband technology is today one of the best ways to create long-range IoT network projects such as Smart City, Industry 4.0 or even Smart Farming, as it offers great wireless range and penetration being also energy efficient. There are some limitations such as the “1% rule” or the requirement of using gateways to provide internet connection to the devices, but as IoT messages are commonly short transmissions from sensors or events to the cloud, this is more than enough. In this [...]

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WELCOME 2019 (2018 highlights and what we are up to!)

2018 was a great year for Thinger.io and we wanted to take a moment to look back to what we accomplished and also let you know what to expect from us in the upcoming year! To give you some numbers, (that we are really proud of): 25k developers created a thinger.io account (from all over the world)! More than 500 active self-hosted instances were deployed all over the world! +100M datapoints were retrieved! Not bad community! Besides all of this, we became part of the [...]

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Thinger.io will be participating in the WEB SUMMIT 2018

For the last years, WEB SUMMIT has been the main technology event in Europe. The 2018 edition will take place in Lisbon, Portugal as it has been taking place for the last three years. The topic of this conference that has been held annually since 2009 is centered on Internet Technology. WEB SUMMIT gathers the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state, last year, around 59.000 attendees came from more than 160 different countries. Thanks [...]

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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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Thinger.io uses Ubuntu Core & snaps for easy IoT deployment

Thinger.io is a Spanish start up founded in 2015 who aim to enable any developer or organisation to develop IoT applications across a range of sectors, with examples including smart cities, Industry 4.0 and energy monitoring. Thinger.io has already grown to have 10,000 registered users of their platform but with such growing demand, they needed a quicker way to deliver their systems and applications. With a philosophy of using flexible and open technologies, Thinger.io discovered snaps as their ideal [...]

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Creating real-time IoT dashboards for Sigfox devices

In the latest server update, we released a new feature, called Access Tokens, which allows controlling the access to our Thinger.io resources from the REST API. It is quite similar to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) from Amazon Web Services, in the way you can specify what kind of resource and what action you want to grant access. This feature, opens the platform to a new different level of integration. In this case, we are delighted to expose a new [...]

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Running Thinger.io IoT server on Amazon Web Services

Some weeks ago, we released Ubuntu Snap packages for installing the IoT server easily on Ubuntu Core, or Ubuntu 16.04. Today we have updated the instructions for a more reliable setup, specially for keeping the MongoDB instance running after reboot. Moreover, we have prepared an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) that allows deploying a sandboxed IoT server instance in a few clicks. As any other AMI, you can specify the instance size, network, security groups, SSH keys, and so on. The only requirement is just to search [...]

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