Roll up, roll up, for the biggest update since Apple went from iOS 6 to iOS 7. It’s that ground-breaking.
If you haven’t tried our Pybytes device management platform recently, you should.
In our quest to make everything a little bit easier for you to get your IoT projects up and running, we have completely overhauled Pybytes. It now comes with an iOS app (and we are working on an Android app at this very moment), OTA configuration and the ability to provision your devices in one click. Literally.
You can now use your desktop and iPhone in tandem to provision your devices. All you need to do is make sure that you have a Pybytes account (which takes all of two minutes to set up) and have downloaded the app from the App Store.
There are three different ways you can add your device to Pybytes:
Via USB and Pycom Firmware Updater – This adds your devices one-by-one. Great if you only have one or two, but a bit of a headache if you are going for a larger scale project.
Via Pymakr activation – Faster than provisioning via USB. This is great to use if don’t need to update your device’s firmware.
Via the app – This provisions and simultaneously adds the device to Pybytes via the Mobile App. You don’t need to create a device profile, as Pybytes will do that automatically for you.From one to one hundred devices, save time and get your project up and running in a fraction of the usual time. You can provision 100 devices in a few minutes. Yep, you read that right – in minutes. (You should have seen the high-fives fly!)
Release and configuration management:
We’ve put the power in your hands. You can track and control which releases your devices receive, which means that you can rollback any code that didn’t quite work for you.
Each Pybytes project release contains one or more of the following:
- Network configuration settings
- The Firmware version
- The MicroPython code
- The release description
To read up on Pybytes Project Releases, head over to our documentation.
All those networks….
You can keep your devices connected, no matter where they are. WiFi, LoRa, Sigfox and LTE (CAT-M1 and NB-IoT) – the choice is yours! Monitor them on the Pybytes dashboard and add the widgets you want to.
To make LTE provisioning easier, copy and paste the LTE activation code into our plug-in, Pymakr, and let the device connect over LTE to Pybytes.
We got flexible. You can start from any point in your IoT project in Pybytes. Want to start by provisioning your devices? You got it. How about creating a project or editing network settings? No problem. You can also:
- Track your devices without writing a line of code
- Integrate with your favourite Cloud provider! Choose from Azure, AWS, Webhooks and Google Cloud
To quickly clarify, we have an Android application in the works so if you have an Android OS, we haven’t forgotten you; the Pybytes app is in the pipeline!
If you are loving the sound of Pybytes and want to get started immediately, head over to the Pybytes section of our documentation. It’ll walk you through how to get your devices up and running on your network of choice and so much more.
We love hearing about what our community gets up to, so don’t forget to tag us on Twitter as @pycomiot or under the hashtag #GOINVENT