Version 2.1 (2016-05-25)
Functionality that allows customization of application logotype and colors. In addition the login page can be customized by naming the application and adding additional information in text like contact details for support, etc.
Virtual Resources can be defined for a Thing, allowing the user to manually enter arbitrary data related to the Thing. Virtual resource data is stored just like resource data (i.e. time series data), allowing it to be used together with e.g. widgets and rules. An example use case is to manually enter the location for a Thing that is permanently installed at a location. The Thing can then be displayed on a map, even though it is not capable of reporting its position.
Visualization of signal strength and battery level
If a Thing sends its current signal strength and battery level according to certain conventions, the data will be visualized as a standard element in the Thing Dashboard. This provides an “at a glance” context for other data from the Thing and aids basic troubleshooting. Conventions are specified in the Thing API.
HTTPS-Proxy – access a web server on a Thing
The HTTPS-proxy allows Cloud Connect users to securely access Things capable of e.g. serving a web-page or similar interface for remote control.
Sub-Things concept and visualization
The sub-Thing concept is designed for use cases where several products (that can be perceived as individual Things) connect to the cloud via one gateway. The Things can be of the same type or can be different types with different visualizations. In order for the sub-Thing concept to work, the payload needs to be prefixed according to conventions specified in the Thing API.
Domain custom fields
Functionality to define a bespoke set of custom fields (meta data) for domains and edit this data for individual domains has been added. The custom fields definition supports different field types (currently: text and number), and a typical usage scenario is data entry and storage for contact details.
Rules provide capability to monitor resource data based on a customer defined criteria and initiate web hook actions if the criteria is fulfilled. For example, a criteria such as “if the temperature resource is greater than 20 for a Thing of a certain type in a certain domain” could trigger a web hook that control the air condition.
Minor improvements and corrections
Numerous minor enhancements and bug fixes are delivered by the new release, including:
- Improved user interface in the Thing Credentials widget
- Increased test coverage of automated tests
- Usability and user interface improvements
- Improved handling of meta data describing and defining resources
- Possibility to save changes to the default view mode, and reset it to the original auto generated state