Getting started with AskSensors

This tutorial shows the main steps you need to get started with AskSensors.
So let's start!

STEP1: CREATE ACCOUNT

You can create an AskSensors account in few seconds by visiting the home page. AskSensors comes with three main plans: Simple, Pro and Guru. Each plan could be selected for a monthly or yearly payment.

Select the plan that suits your needs and click the ‘SUBSCRIBE NOW’ button to go through the subscription process.
In addition, AskSensors offers a free trial account so you don’t even have to open your wallet to get started!


A step by-step-guide to create your account are available here.

STEP2: CREATE SENSOR

Create a new Sensor to store data in. Copy down your API KEY IN. You can also configure your dashboard and try out all the main functionalities to suit your needs as detailed here.

STEP3: CONNECT HARDWARE

AskSensors supports communication with all networkable micro-controllers, bridges and materials with internet connection capability such as Arduino, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi and more. Many examples and ready to use codes are provided for popular platforms with step-by-step tutorials.
If your hardware doesn't have internet connection capability on board, you can use shields like Ethernet, WiFi and many others.


If you don't have a connected hardware in hand, only your Laptop or smart phone is enough to perform the first tests with the AskSensors IoT platforms. This section shows briefly how you can send data to AskSensors using web browser.

  • Get your API Key: from your sensor dashboard, copy down you Sensor Api Key
  • Form the URL: The URL Format is as follows:

    https://api.asksensors.com/write/apiKeyIn?module1=value1
    or
    https://api.asksensors.com/write/apiKeyIn?module1=value1&module2=value2&module3=value3&module6=value6

  • Change the 'ApiKeyIn' by your Api Key In and value1..value6 by values from your choice.

  • Type the URL in a web browser, As a response, you should get the number of module updated successfully.

STEP4: VISUALIZE DATA

From your sensor dashboard, add a graph to monitor data in real time. More details about graph settings are available here.

STEP 5: DONE!

Congratulations! you have successfully created an askSensors account, set a new sensor and communicated data to. You have also visualized the collected data in graphs.