Arduino and myDevices join forces to promote IoT

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Arduino, the open-source software platform and hardware provider, has partnered with myDevices, the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions firm.

The new partnership will bring Cayenne, myDevices’ drag and drop IoT project builder, to the Arduino kit.

In a statement announcing the partnership, myDevices said that Arduino can offer IoT developers a number of features when choosing a board, including WiFi, BLE, IR, NFC and Ethernet.

Cayenne provides tools to easily and quickly visualise sensor data and control actuators using a web dashboard or smartphone app. This visualisation is possible because Cayenne’s cloud service is now securely connected to Arduino microcontrollers.

Kathy Giori, vice-president 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.”

She added that the “democratisation of these technologies” was resulting in many projects turning into commercial businesses.

The exclusive visualisation features and functionality provided by the project include: drag-and-drop widgets to create a customised project dashboard, sketch files provided to quickly and securely connect Arduino hardware and the ability to create widgets for any connected sensor or actuator, amongst others.

Kevin Bromber, CEO of myDevices, explained: “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 visualisation.”