Arduino releases IoT Cloud beta for ‘end-to-end’ development

Arduino has announced the launch of its IoT Cloud application platform aimed towards developers, maker hobbyists, and system integrators.

With the help of Arduino IoT Cloud, users are able to develop IoT applications that solve everyday problems which arise in a business environment. Through this platform, the company aims to simplify complex technologies in such a way that it could be used by anyone.

Luca Cipriani, CIO of Arduino, said:

“With the launch of the Arduino IoT Cloud, Arduino now provides its millions of users with a complete end-to-end approach to IoT that includes hardware, firmware, cloud services, and knowledge.

This public beta release of the Arduino IoT Cloud, with automatic dashboard generation, webhooks support, and full TLS secure transport, will be an invaluable asset to users.”

One of the main advantages of the Arduino IoT Cloud is its ability to programme Arduino boards, whereas earlier users had to program them through Arduino Sketch. This helps with automatically generating a quick sketch when setting up a new ‘thing’, which enables a developer to get a working device online in less than five minutes of unboxing a board.

Massicot Banzi, CTO of Arduino, commented:

“Arduino now offers a complete platform with the MKR family, providing a streamlined way to create local IoT nodes and edge devices. These use a range of connectivity options and compatibility with third-party hardware, gateway, and cloud systems.

The Arduino IoT Cloud allows users to manage, configure and connect not only Arduino hardware but also the vast majority of Linux-based devices – truly democratising IoT development.”

To elaborate more on how the Arduino IoT Cloud will work with the MKR family in a real-world solution, Banzi gave an agricultural example, where both the options of low power and alternative connectivity are essential.

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