##Introducing our new firmware library manager!
Firmware libraries are an important part of how you connect your Photon or Electron to sensors and actuators. Collecting temperature data from your garage? Buy a DS18B20 sensor and add the DS18B20 firmware library to your Particle project.
Particle has a library manager in our Web IDE, and it’s used quite a bit. It now includes:
- 7 Particle-built libraries for hardware like the Internet Button and Asset Tracker
- 371 community-built libraries for popular sensors, actuators, and communication protocols
In total, these libraries have been imported into Particle projects more than 82,000 times! That’s a lot.
We’re pleased to announce that today we’re launching our new and improved firmware library manager, which brings several improvements the experience of using libraries with Particle devices, including:
Support in all our IDEs:
Support for the Particle library manager in our web IDE, desktop IDE, and command line interface (CLI)
Improved Arduino library compatibility:
Most Arduino libraries can now be copy/pasted into our library manager without modification
Libraries with dependencies:
Add one library to your Particle project and if it requires others, they’ll be included automatically
Libraries that have been tested for ease-of-use and completeness by the Particle team to ensure a high quality development experience
Libraries can be accessed through the Particle Cloud API, so you can build plugins for other popular IDEs to access our firmware library manager
Looking for more info? Check out our blog post for more details on the awesome features included with our new firmware library manager.
The Particle Team