FlowCloud is an application agnostic platform designed to accelerate IoT development

Provides a comprehensive and application independent underlying platform that enables rapid construction and management of machine-to-machine and man-to-machine connected services.

provides a way to connect devices in completely different geographic locations, send notifications between devices and establish direct peer-peer communication between devices.

provides a range of services that allow a wide range of vertical applications to be fast tracked.

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A unique cost effective end-to-end solution for connected devices in the 'Internet of Things'.

Getting started with FlowCloud

1. Obtain a Device
Provides a range of services
2. Register the Device
How do you register a device?

Documentation and tutorials

SDK's libraries
Sample apps and tutorials
Learn more about the Wi-Fire development board based on the MIPS microApriv CPU.
Full description and code samples in C, Java and Python.
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    Authorisation groups represent a security measure for restricting access to resources. Only users belonging to a group associated with a given resource are able to access the resource. This feature is currently limited to Firmwares.

    Using authorisation groups, firmware's can be posted to specific authorisation groups and only users that belong to the group can access the firmwares. Here you just create the group name and have the oAuth credentials used for accessing the group automatically created.

    Device Groups
    Devices and applications are categorized by a Device Type. When a device or application issues a request to FlowCloud they must use the group credentials associated with their device type.

    In reality, FlowCloud uses the oAuth protocol to secure access to its API's. Within oAuth, Product Group ID's are referred to as consumer keys and Product Group passwords are referred to as consumer secrets.

    User Groups
    Like devices, users can also group. In this case, a group ID is used to identify a group and a group password is used to authenticate access to a group. User groups are used within this site to enable group members to share resources, such as device firmware.

  • A valid FlowCloud user email address is required to send instant message
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  • What is Device Registration?
    In order to connect a device to FlowCloud, sufficient information needs to be known about the device to ensure it can be allocated a unique FlowCloud ID. The allocated unique FlowCloud device ID is used in subsequent requests to reference the device.

    To enable a device to acquire a unique identifier with FlowCloud, the device must 'Register' with FlowCloud first. When a device registers it needs to specify its Device type, MAC address, serial number, software version, a display name and a registration key.

    What is Device Registration?
    In order to connect a device to FlowCloud, sufficient information needs to be known about the device to ensure it can be allocated a unique FlowCloud ID. The allocated unique FlowCloud device ID is used in subsequent requests to reference the device.

    To enable a device to acquire a unique identifier with FlowCloud, the device must 'Register' with FlowCloud first. When a device registers it needs to specify its Device type, MAC address, serial number, software version, a display name.

    Once a device has been registered on FlowCloud it can then be associated with a Flow User account. The device is then said to be owned.

    What is Device Ownership?
    In many applications it is useful to see the resources on a device that are associated with a user and have the ability to control which users can see and control a device.

    Device ownership represents a relationship (or pairing), whereby a single FlowCloud user is considered to be ultimately responsible for administering a FlowCloud device. By becoming the device's owner, a FlowCloud user gains access to all of the device's resources (device settings and configurations etc.). In addition, the owner is then able to provision the visibility, access rights and assign user roles on that device so that other FlowCloud users can access and manage their device.

    To make a pairing between a user and device possible, various data is required that uniquely identifies both the user and the device. The process for associating a device with a user depends on the capabilities of a device and whether or not it has a user interface. FlowCloud supports a number of different scenarios for owning a device.

    The Device has a UI but no means of being able to authenticate a user. In this scenario, a user has to acquire a 'Pairing' token or a device ownership token that is unique to them. The token is entered on the device. Since the ID of the device is known by FlowCloud and the token identifies the user, a pairing can be made.

    Device has a UI and the user can be authenticated. In this scenario, since both the device and user can be easily identified, a user can log onto a device and then enter the device's MAC address into the device UI.

    Device has no UI. In this scenario, the user has to log into a web site and know a unique identifier about the device. This would ideally be its MAC Address or serial number. Assuming the device has already registered with FlowCloud, when a user authenticates on the web site, they will be able to search for a device using its MAC address. If found, the user can then claim ownership of the device from the web site.

    Private development programmes are managed by independent organizations. To join a private development programme, you need to know your organisations registration key. If you know your organisations programme key, please complete the account registration details below.

    Once you have created an account, your registration request has to be authorized by the administrator for the programme you elect to join. Once authorised, you will receive an account activation e-mail.

    The information you supply as part of you registration will be securely held and will not be passed to third parties.

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