Setting up your Xively account

Please Note: Xively no longer has free developer access to their system, so this tutorial is only for historical research. Please check out our other IoT tutorials for alternative services!
The first step is to create your Xively account, and to configure it for this project. It is all done via their graphical interface, so there is no need to code anything in this part. First, you need to create an account. Just click on "Get started":
And then on "Sign up here":
You can now enter your personal informations:
Now that your account is created, you can create a device to track some data. First, click on "Develop":
And on "Add Device":
It's now time to enter some information about the device:
Finally, you should arrive to this page corresponding to your device. What is important on this page is the Feed ID that identify your device, and the API key that identify your account. Please note these two values, you will need them later. Now, we need to create "Channels" to track some data. Click on "Add Channel" to create the first one:
Now enter the details about this first channel for the Temperature. The name of the channels are important, we will use them in the Arduino sketch.
You can now do the same for the Humidity channel. At the end, you will end up with this on your device page:
Your Xively account is now ready to receive some data coming from your Arduino board. Let's now focus on how to connect your Arduino board, the DHT 11 sensor, and the CC3000 chip.
This guide was first published on Oct 15, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 15, 2013. This page (Setting up your Xively account) was last updated on Jan 27, 2020.