Hello, and welcome to episode 4 of Adafruit and Digi-Key’s “All the Internet of Things”! A six-part series that covers everything you need to know about IoT. In the previous episode, we discussed services --services are what you use to route events to and from your IoT devices, coordinate real-time communication between multiple devices, and record, process and visualize the data that your “things” are producing. We also talked about some large cloud services such as Amazon AWS IoT, Google Cloud IoT, and Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

You might find that although these services provide robust security and sophisticated deployment tools, getting started with using their comprehensive technology is intimidating.

If only there were some IoT service that proved easy to understand and implement...maybe with high quality documentation with examples, learning guides, and community support...and, maybe just maybe, an IoT service that provided opens source solutions with a low to no-cost point of entry…

Well, on today’s episode, we're happy to do a formal introduction to just that -- our very own Adafruit IO!

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2019. This page (Introduction) was last updated on May 23, 2019.