Arduino Platform has introduced Arduino IoT Cloud which is an end-to-end solution to help IoT enthusiasts and professionals to make connected projects easily. Arduino IoT Cloud provides a full-stack approach that is ready-to-use, by combining hardware, firmware, cloud services, and knowledge support needed to deliver an end-to-end IoT solution. It enables users to collect, graph, and analyze their sensor data, trigger events, and fully control their devices. This way, users can automate their homes or businesses with ease, all in a single place.
Key Features of Arduino IoT Cloud
Automatically generated code: The code can be adapted by users and requires minimal effort and thus removes barriers for users who are not familiar with coding and empowering makers of all ages and experience.
Plug & Play onboarding: This will help users to automatically generate a sketch when setting up a new device.
‘On-the-go’ mobile dashboard: This enables users to access, check data, and control remote sensor monitoring from anywhere using accessible widgets.
Moreover, users can also upgrade their plan to power-up their tools and access additional features. The Create Maker plan allows users to connect more things, save more sketches, increase data storage on the cloud, and access unlimited compilation times, and much more by paying $6.99 per month. The Create Professional plan provides flexible and scalable options for enterprise solutions.
Arduino IoT Cloud aims to further demystify the set-up by enabling people to express their requirements in terms of the physical aspects they are trying to capture or influence (like temperature, pressure, or the status and color of light), rather than the technical parameters: voltages, currents, etc.
Users can leverage a wide selection of widgets and assemble them into meaningful dashboards within minutes, by intuitively connecting these UI controls to the physical properties they refer to. By following simple steps and removing the most common points of friction, e.g. installing software, security management, etc. the connected object can be deployed with Arduino IoT Cloud easily.
The platform integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Sheets, IFTTT, and ZAPIER, which enables users to program and manage devices using voice, spreadsheets, databases, and automate alerts using webhooks. The platform also enables developers to create custom apps using the Arduino IoT API, with custom endpoint webhooks to be added for further flexibility.
Automatic control of devices through an API makes remote management easy. Users can manage, configure, and connect not only Arduino hardware but the vast majority of Linux-based devices, easily and securely through a simple Internet connection. Devices are secured using X.509 certificate-based authentication, with further security benefits unlocked by the secure element crypto chips embedded into Arduino IoT enabled boards.