First off, here is the latest State of IO post from Todd:
We have been working on finishing up v2 of the REST API this past week, and you can read more about that here.
Here are the stats for the past week:
* 25,951,672 inserts of logged data in the last 7 days * 9,296 users * 6,949 online feeds (19,084 feeds total) * ~50 inserts per second via MQTT * ~5 inserts per second via REST API
The most exciting Adafruit IO news this week is the long awaited release of the Adafruit WICED Feather board. This is my new favorite board to use with Adafruit IO. Here is a bit about the new WICED Feather:
We spent a lot of time adding support for this processor and WiFi chipset to the Arduino IDE you know and love. Programming doesn’t rely on any online or third party tools to build, flash or run your code. You write your code in the Arduino IDE using the same standard libraries you’ve always used (Wire, SPI, etc.), compile locally, and the device is flashed directly from the IDE over USB.
Since the WICED Feather is based on the standard Adafruit Feather layout, you also have instant access to a variety of Feather Wings, as well as all the usual standard breakouts available from Adafruit or other vendors.
After more than a year of full time effort in the making, we think it’s the best and most flexible WiFi development board out there, and the easiest way to get your TCP/IP-based project off the ground without sacrificing flexibility or security. We even cooked in some built-in libraries in the WiFi core, wuch as TCP client and Server, HTTP client and server, and MQTT client (with easy Adafruit IO interfacing).
Thankfully, there is already an Adafruit IO library ready to go to make it easy to connect your WICED Feather to the IoT. Expect some fun Adafruit IO projects using the WICED Feather on the Adafruit Learning System soon!
Here at Adafruit, we sell all of these amazing components, but we couldn’t find a good way to interact with them over the internet. There are certainly a lot of great services out there for datalogging, or communicating with your microcontroller over the web, but these services are either too complicated to get started, or they aren’t particularly fun to use. So, we decided to experiment with our own system, and that is how Adafruit IO got started.
We also have a blog/changelog specifically for Adafruit IO to keep you updated with the latest changes.
To make it easy for people to get started using Arduino or ESP8266 we have starter packs with just about everything you may want to connect to the internet, with known-working WiFi modules!
ESP8266 Huzzah Kit