Introduction to Wappsto
Hey, what's up, Guys! Akarsh here from CETech.
Today we are going to check out a web app store named wappsto. Wappsto is a web app store where you can share and, in the future, even sell your data and buy other people's data. In today's world, everything is data-oriented. Everything is based on data from the movie suggestions that you get to the different automated tasks that happen around you. You can also say that in the coming times, data will be the world's most important asset. And from this fact, you can guess how good of a tool can wappsto prove to be.
So let's go ahead and see what's in store for us.
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Wappsto was created in response to the recurring high-level challenges that developers were facing when developing solutions for customers within the Internet of Things (IoT). The customers wanted to automate their devices' interaction and include third-party things and services in their automation. The desired automation was often complex, but they wanted flexible configurations in a straightforward user interface. And as we know, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for these problems, Therefore the people at wappsto developed a software framework to make creating these personalized solutions easier.
With Wappsto, You can create customized data dashboards with configurable point and click blocks and pre-configured dashboard templates. With Wappsto, you can perform data and device management as well. It stores all the devices' essential data securely and efficiently. It allows the creation of warnings and alarms which can be turned into notifications by email, SMS, or other messaging services. You can also create self-developed wapps or you can use the wappsto block wapps to create your automation. These automations run on wappsto servers even when you are offline and your phone is switched off. Also, there is a dedicated marketplace for frameworks and wapps using which you can extend the functionality of your IoT devices.
Setting up Wappsto Cloud Service
Now as we have known some basic things about wappsto, We will head over to some hands-on trial of the wappsto interface. For that, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:-
Now you have to add your IoT devices to the Wappsto, and then you can visualize the data with the help of charts and widgets.
It will redirect you to the GitHub page of Wappsto IoT, This repo includes the Arduino example source codes. You can also access the Github repository for this from here. Download this entire repo, we have to add this to your Arduino library.
Setting up Arduino IDE
In this step, we will set things up in our Arduino IDE to make the communication channel complete. The steps for that are as given below:-
Once you have added the library, then open the File→example→Library Example. Select the Wappsto and generic Temperature example.
Select the correct board and com port, then click on upload. After uploading is complete, open the serial monitor and see the results, wait to complete the connection.
Setting up the Wappsto Dashboard
So now, As you are done with the Wappsto cloud service setup and the Arduino IDE Setup. It's time to do some setting up at the wappsto cloud dashboard end. For that, follow the below-mentioned steps:-
So this brings us to the end of this project, Today we got to know about a useful tool for IoT applications. You could have observed. How easy it is to design dashboards and create a connection between your IoT application and the Wappsto Cloud service. We have used a basic appliance for demonstration purposes and will try to bring some more interesting ones for you. But until then, you can explore the wappsto marketplace and check some wapps available on wappsto. You will definitely find some useful tools for your IoT Applications.