Q Can I use the IO-204 and other web gateways that work with the ioBridge.com in a product?
A You can but we do not recommend it. While the ioBridge.com user interface and dashboard is very easy to use and very flexible it is not designed as a dashboard to web-enable commercial products. Some of the major features that are not included in the free ioBridge.com dashboard are: custom branding; multi-level permissions; the ability to hide (or add) certain pages from and users; and guaranteed service levels. While the IO-204 and ioBridge.com may look like an attractive solution the Iota and RealTime.io technology is the best choice for new products as it is possible to design and build totally custom user interfaces without having to worry about the complexity of connectivity to products or devices. RealTime.io provides web APIs that web developers can easily use to create custom user interfaces for your application.
Q Do I have to pay a subscription?
A No. Each ioBridge Web Gateway includes a free web dashboard and free iPhone or Android apps.
Q Can you help me design my project?
A Yes but this service is not free. We recommend you first review the ioBridge Tutorials and read the documentation. You can also try posting on our forum for free advice. If you still need our design services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q I am a casual user or hobbyist, how does your technology work and where should I start.
A If you do not have a particular project in mind then we recommend purchasing our IO-204 Web Gateway Kit and following our tutorials.
Q I am a product manufacturer, how does your technology work and what can you do for me?
A ioBridge's core business is licensing our technology to product manufacturers. We recommend our Iota and RealTime.io technology although in some limited cases our ThingSpeak platform might also be an option. We also provide custom hardware and software development services and can work with you from product idea to market. To get a sense of what our technology can do we recommend buying our IO-204 Web Gateway Evaluation kit and if you have the engineering know-how purchasing our Iota Evaluation Kit too. Although you will not use the IO-204 kit in a final product it will give you a good idea of what can be done with our technology and can be used to rapidly internet-enable almost anything without any software development.
Q Do you have a version of your technology that works inside my private network and that does not require using your servers?
A No. Our technology is all about connecting things via the internet. There are alternative solutions designed to work inside networks but ours is not one of them.