0.3.0 Is Here!

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As many of you know, we’ve been cranking on the latest major point release of ThingStudio for the last month or so, which includes: major updates to transports, UI improvements and ‘breaking ground’ on a new version of the app viewer. So, without any ado, at all, here we go.

Our second transport: HTTP

While going from 1 transport to 2 may not sound like a big deal, it’s surprisingly complex. With one transport, you can just assume ‘connection’ refers to one thing with well-defined, unchanging properties. This assumption propagates all the way through your code base. In our case this ‘connection’ assumption was MQTT.

Since day-one we’ve been planning to add multiple transports, but our most advanced users really started to push us towards not only adding another transport, but HTTP specifically. So, we’ve finally tackled this and it’s working great.

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ThingStudio 0.3 Preview

HTTP

Hi folks,

Once again, we’ve been overly quiet while we beavered away making new stuff for ThingStudio.

So, apologies for the radio silence, and here is what is coming shortly to ThingStudio.

HTTP!

We have had a number of requests for support for an HTTP transport so that’s what we’ve put in.

The new HTTP connections and feeds will allow you to connect directly to both devices which are HTTP-aware, and to a wide variety of web platforms and services.

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IoT interfaces and applications made easy: ThingStudio 0.2.0

A look at the editing experience in ThingStudio

If you have the goal of making applications for the internet of things, you will be seriously impressed with the major new release of ThingStudio.

Rewinding a bit, when you last heard from us ThingStudio was, more or less, a piece of functional technology – a proof of concept, with the UX to prove it.

ThingStudio is now a powerful, stylish IoT application IDE workhorse.

Oh, and it’s still completely free btw (if you’re new to ThingStudio, check out our intro video).

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ThingStudio 0.2.0 Preview

You may have noticed that we have been a little quite on the blog and forum lately. It certainly hasn’t been quiet here at ThingStudio Tower, we’ve been heads down working on the next, major release. We hope to be able to get this out in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, we thought we’d give you a idea of what is in it.

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ThingStudio Outage, or, Improvements at ThingStudio

It looks like our hosting provider is having some issues with their Mongo clusters, and this has taken ThingStudio offline.

We are working on the best solution to bring your service back online as soon as possible, as well as mitigate the possibility of such outages in the future.

Check back shortly for updates as we’ll be updating this post as news comes in.

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ThingStudio MQTT message payloads now all JSON

All messages in and out of ThingStudio are now JSON

Hello everyone, thanks for the way you have embraced ThingStudio and actually started making stuff. We are getting a ton of suggestions, and so far, few complaints, so we are pretty happy.

As we’ve been looking at the way forward, we’ve come to the conclusion that we need to make some changes that will be of enormous help in the future, but mean that you will need to adjust your screens and MQTT code on Things. We think that the sooner we do this the better, before both you and us have a lot of code to change.

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