We’ve deployed an all-new Adafruit IO user interface that should be faster, more responsive and streamlined than our previous UI. Beyond being faster and generally nicer to look at, another benefit of this change is it’s going to allow us to develop new features and fix existing bugs much more quickly than before. The high level changelog of the new features is below.
This should only impact the front-end browser UI. There should be no impact to your device connectivity or API/MQTT calls.
The UI is now directly using our API V2. It’s recommended that you also utilize the API V2 going forward. We’re working on updating our documentation and tutorials to indicate this as well. Also, if you’re using one of the many compatible devices, we highly recommend using our new client library that significantly simplifies and wraps the boilerplate needed to get a project going: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_IO_Arduino
IO Changelog (high level):
Updated design across the site
Faster, more responsive and streamlined than before
New charting features
New Dashboard layout engine
More granular permissions (in API V2) for your data
New Activity page which should be more useful than before
New functional sidebar in feeds page
New dashboard block creation experience
Bug fixes and performance optimizations
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.
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