Thinger.io Platform project started life in early 2015 despite firsts source code lines was made on 2014, as a side-project by Phd. Alvaro Luis Bustamante when he was working as researcher at the university Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), when he was studying different solutions to work online with cheap electronic devices, and he found that all the existent platforms were very difficult to use, unefficient or doesn't had enough capacities to create IoT projects in a simple way.
"Why I have to select a compatible vendor hardware? Why I need to use an Operating System just for my toaster? Why my device must run a scripting language that burn the batteries? Why I have to rely on a specific vendor and its closed platform? These are some questions I made myself before starting to work in the thinger.io platform."
What began as a backend project to retrieve data and controlling devices in real-time, quickly became a much more general tool that could be easily extended in any direction. In 2018 the project was turned into a loyalty founded company and released an enterprise version of Thinger.io platform technology to provide a professional support for IoT projects with the original vision of a perfect balance between simple but powerful technology.
For some more of the history and highlights check out out blog: https://thinger.io/blog/
Thinger.io is a platform in constant growth, our development team is continuously analyzing the requirements of the IoT market to identify the best features to be included in the platform. There is still a long way to go to have a platform as complete as we would like it to be. Moreover, thanks to the plugin marketplace we can integrate with a great number of third party platforms. The following list, details the most important expansion projects that will be developed during this year.
On-premise instances deployment
Global device properties
Project & products manager
Shared resources manager
Community Server Update
Server monitor and settings menu
Mid-year features revision
Guest user accounts (read-only)
Maps widget improvement
New web home
Data analytics system
ARM-64 server compilation
ESP32 & ESP8266 OTA
Custom plugins support
COAP integration, NB-IoT & LTE CAT Mclient
InfluxDB tagged data buckets
In addition to this features, some new plugins will be added to our Marketplace in order to continue extending thinger.io integration with third parties or specific features:
Node-RED Plugin integration
HTTP devices integration plugin
Reporting generator tool
If you have identified any featured that is not included on this list, please feel free to send us your request to email@example.com.
What if my company already needs one of these future features?
The features that are on this list will be developed soon, the order has been set according to priorities and in an incremental logic, that optimizes our resources, however, it is possible to anticipate the development of some features if there are required to create any project, if you are in this situation, you can contact us and we will study how to collaborate to reorganize resources and anticipate the feature development.
Note that the developments always return to the community and never give exclusivity on their use, so your company can collaborate in the growth of new features as many others did in the past to increase the capabilities of thinger.io with the features that we can all use today.