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.
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.
So, for instance, IBM Bluemix responses are JSON objects which have a single property “d”, which wraps all the the application data. So a Bluemix pair of feed processors could wrap and unwrap the data with the “d” property.
ThingStudio HTTP feeds can be set to poll at regular intervals, or can send data from user generated events, like button pushes.
In general, HTTP feed data is handled exactly the same at template level as MQTT data, so there is nothing much to learn there.
We’ll be releasing the first version of 0.3 in the next few weeks, so look out for it. In the meantime, if you want to challenge us with any special requirements you can think of for handling HTTP, please tell us in the comments below.