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Arduino introduces IoT cloud development platform

06 February 2019
The new platform, according to the company, "allows users to create applications that solve real-life problems." Source: Arduino

The Arduino IoT Cloud, public beta version, has been announced. According to Arduino’s online blog, the new platform simplifies IoT application development, management and deployment.

Arduino frames the announcement in the context of “democratizing” IoT development. Users do not need to limit their configurations and connections to Arduino hardware; the platform can interface with most Linux-based devices.

“It allows users to create applications that solve real-life problems,” the company said, “and hopefully, improve their lives.”

Six months of private beta testing preceded the public launch, according to Arduino chief information officer Luca Cipriani. He added that the public beta includes automatic dashboard generation, Webhooks support and full TLS secure transport.

While Arduino boards typically require programming through code units known as sketches, the new cloud platform performs the sketching task automatically. The company said that this enables a developer to go from board unboxing to working device within five minutes. Other methods of interaction, including HTTP REST API, MQTT, Command-Line Tools, Javascript and Websockets are also supported.

For more information, visit the home page for Arduino IoT Cloud.

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