GOOD NEWS - we integrated Adafruit IO with your account so you don't need to create yet-another-online-account! 

You need an account because we want to make sure the data you upload is available to you and only you until you are ready to make it public

Head over to and click Sign In to log into IO using your Adafruit account. It's free and fast to join.

You will be directed to your profile page showing your plan, connected services, and account data:

From here, you'll want to learn about two important features of Adafruit IO before proceeding further -  Feeds and Dashboards


Feeds are the core of Adafruit IO. They hold both the data you uploaded and meta-data about the data your sensors push to Adafruit IO. For example, the date and time when it was uploaded. Or, the GPS coordinates where the data came from.


Want to share your data feed with the world, a group of people, or just a friend? Adafruit IO has integrated feed sharing with fine-tuned privacy controls to allow (and restrict) access to your data. 


Click here to learn more about Feeds in Adafruit IO Basics: Feeds


Dashboards are a feature integrated into Adafruit IO which allow you to chart, graph, gauge, log, and visualize your data. You can view your dashboards from anywhere in the world. 


Click here to learn more about Dashboards in Adafruit IO Basics: Dashboards

This guide was first published on Feb 14, 2023. It was last updated on Feb 14, 2023.

This page (Getting Started with Adafruit IO) was last updated on May 30, 2018.

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