M2X Video Tutorials: Kick-Start Your IoT Development
The growth projections are mind-blowing – Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use during 2015, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. IDC recently released their worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2015, giving IT managers a lot to consider. IoT is beginning to grow significantly, as businesses, consumers, and government entities are recognizing the benefit of connecting devices and sensors to the Internet. Therefore, if you’re a developer or enterprise looking to leverage IoT in your business, there has never been a better time to get started.
At the 2015 AT&T Developer Summit, we announced the launch of the M2X Data Service, a managed service for developers that enables the collection, storage, analysis, and sharing of connected device time-series data. In conjunction with AT&T Flow Designer (beta), a visual tool that allows developers to easily create, iterate, and deploy IoT applications and prototypes, our focus is on driving ease of development in the IoT space.
Getting Started with the M2X Data Service
In an effort to save you some time, we have created a series of M2X Data Service and Flow Designer (beta) video tutorials. These are meant to be bite-size videos, allowing you to quickly “snack” on various topics. Visit the AT&T Developer Program Community Blogs as we will be making more videos available and posting about them over the coming weeks.
Video Tutorial 1: Managing API Keys
In this video tutorial, we provide an overview of how to manage your M2X API keys.
- We review the process of managing M2X API keys
- Overview of Master API keys, which provide access to all of your devices
- Review Device level API keys
Video Tutorial 2: Learn How to Retrieve Data from a Single Device Using the M2X API
In this second video, we demonstrate how to retrieve your device data from M2X via the M2X API.
- How to retrieve device data from the M2X Data Service via the M2X API
- A quick tour of the entire process, from discovering the required API call using the M2X API documentation
- Learn how to obtain device ID, stream name, and master API key which is required to be passed along with every API request
- How to test a successful API request using cURL
Let us know what you think of the videos in the comments and be sure to let us know what other things you’d like covered in this series.