MyDevices and Arduino partner to make IoT development easier

MyDevices and Arduino partner to make IoT development easier

MyDevices, which claims to have created the world’s first drag-and-drop IoT project builder, has formed a solution integration with open-source software and hardware ecosystem Arduino.

After choosing the perfect board, Arduino gives IoT developers a host of features, including WiFi, NFC and Ethernet. And because of its affordable nature, the firm has become a key choice for IoT solutions makers. 

Cayene, developed by MyDevices, adds to the development process. It provides developers with tools to make creating IoT-enabled devices easy. They’re able to visualise sensor data and control actuators through a web or smartphone application.

This supposedly no-hassle visualization approach is being made possible because Cayenne’s cloud service is linked up to the microcontrollers manufactured by Arduino.

Accelerating IoT development

The partnership means developers using Adruino’s open-source development boards can now connect them with the Cayene platform. According to both firms, the partnership will accelerate the number of IoT projects, as the creation process has been made easier.

Kathy Giori, VP of operations at Arduino, said: “We are especially excited about this partnership with myDevices since it easily enables Arduino users to create a clean graphical user interface that anyone can operate.

“Giving developers the tools to build prototypes and products quickly, without having to learn advanced programming, makes it possible for engineers and entrepreneurs to take part in the booming IoT market.

“We’re seeing many projects turn into commercial business because of the democratization of these technologies. This partnership combines affordable hardware and intuitive software to help developers bring ideas to life.”

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Benefiting design

Product design consulting firm HexCorp has been using Cayenne in an independent benchmark study. The company’s designers benefited from the drag-and-drop widgets, sketch files and a quick setup process.

Mike Hexter, founder of HexCorp, said: “We compared the amount of time it took for two teams to build the same simple IoT project with and without Cayenne using an Arduino Uno, a temperature sensor, and an LED light bulb.

“Our tests indicate that the team utilizing Cayenne was 6X faster in developing their IoT project and eliminated at least 27 manual steps compared to the team building with the standard method. Cayenne streamlined the on-boarding process and also eliminated many of the common human-induced errors associated with coding.”

Key partnership

Kevin Bromber, CEO of MyDevices, said that Cayenne has proven popular since its launch at the start of the year and that the partnership with Arduino is another key moment in his company’s history.

“There has been an overwhelming response to Cayenne from end-users, industry media, and analysts since Cayenne’s debut at the beginning of the year. Existing Cayenne users have just surpassed 4 billion IoT events on our platform utilizing features such as threshold alerts, sensor history and rules engine triggers,” he said.

“This release of Cayenne with Arduino support is yet another key milestone in our objective to expand availability and eventually make Cayenne the industry standard for IoT project building, similar to how AutoCad is the de-facto software for architects and 3D visualization.”

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