Connecting IoT devices in minutes

Quick Start Guide

To start working with Thinger.io just create a free account in our cloud platform and follow the next steps to configure and connect your first IoT device.

1. Create Device

Using Devices menu tab, just click in Add Devicebutton. We recommend starting with a compatible Arduino Framework device (ESP2666, ESP32, MKR1010, etc), so, chose Generic Device in Device Typeand fill the form with the Device Id, Name, Description and Credentials you prefer.

2. Connect Device

After provisioning the device at Thinger.io cloud, it is the moment to configure it in the Hardware device. there are many different hardware supports and communication technologies but Thinger.io allows using all of them:

The most suitable devices to start working with Thinger.io are the ESP8266 or ESP32. Our Thinger.io library for the Arduino framework allows programing the first device in two minutes just following the next steps:

  1. Going to "File>Examples>Thinger.io", open the example code that fits better with your board, i.e., ESP8266

  2. Edit the example code to include your USERNAME, DEVICE_ID and DEVICE_CREDENTIALSstablished in previous step.

The basic example contains two simple resources to send and retrieve to your device, i.e., controlling a digital pin, or reading a value from the device. It can be modified with many different functionalities that we have explained at the Coding Guide section. After modifying the source code, just flash your device again and wait for the device connection.

3. Devices & Data management

Each device can be managed through the "Device Dashboard". This interface shows connection data and also allows checking the "device API" with raw device data representation.

Thinger.io provides bidirectional communication, so it is possible to retrieve data into the server using "devices output resources" and also sending messages from server to the "devices input resources". Both kind of resources are represented in the device APIsection. For example, the default Thinger.io example provides a resource input for digital pin control, and a resource output for reading current device millis(). Those user-defined resources are automatically represented in the API section, and the user can use it for interacting with them in real-time.

4. Store, Show & Share Data

Thinger.io provides three essential tools to work with devices data that are the basis for creating any IoT project, next tabs shows each tool introduction:

To store device data in a scalable way, programming different sampling intervals or recording events raised by devices.


5. Extend Thinger.io

Thinger.io platform can be complemented with many different Internet services using Plugins that can be found and deployed within seconds Just going to our marketplace and selecting it.

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