Hi Particle community,
Last year we released the Particle Dashboard to help product creators build, scale, and manage their products. The dashboard looks like this:
The Dashboard has been used by start-ups to Fortune 500s to manage fleets of IoT devices. At the same time, many of the benefits of the Dashboard were hidden behind a paywall. After we launched, many of you asked: can we get access to these great features during the earliest stages of development, for our prototypes?
We’re excited to say that, today, yes you can!
Starting today, the Particle Dashboard is now the Particle Console, and everyone can create a product in the Particle Console. It’s now free for prototyping (less than 25 devices) under our new “Prototype” pricing tier.
Here’s what you can do with the Particle Console:
- Create and manage ‘products’, i.e. fleets of devices
- Flash firmware over-the-air to your whole product fleet
- Manage firmware versions
- Set up a team with shared access to the product
- Monitor product event logs
- Setup and manage webhook integrations for products
We’ve also changed our pricing a number of ways; you can now purchase a guaranteed SLA and higher levels of support, and we’re giving bigger discounts on our cellular data at volume. For more information, check out our pricing page.
Oh and, an important note: the Particle Cloud is also still free for developers, makers, and hobbyists, as before. Your dev kits can still access the Particle Cloud for free, even without selecting any price plan.
To support these changes, we’ve also updated our Terms of Service.
If you’re considering building an IoT product or if you want tools to manage a fleet of IoT devices, check out the Console! And if you have any questions on any of the above, feel free to respond below.