This is going to cause me a problem especially my Netduino based nRF24 Xively Field gateway which gets used in quite a few of my student projects. I’m looking for a replacement Internet of Things service which has http/s and/or mqtt, amqp support, C & C# client libraries (which I can get to work on Windows 10 IoT Core & NetMF) would be a bonus.
From the Xively email
”After careful consideration, LogMeIn has made the decision to retire Xively Personal from its current line of products effective January 15, 2018 at 12:00PM ET . Please note that LogMeIn will continue to offer our Xively Enterprise edition – there is no change to that edition and we will continue to support that platform as part of our IoT business.
Retiring a product is never an easy decision, and we recognize it does introduce potential challenges to active users. So we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make as seamless a transition as possible.
Access to your account:
Your Xively Personal account will remain active until January 15th. Please note that devices will not be accessible via the Xively Personal service once it is retired.
Transferring your products to another IoT service:
Should you choose to switch to another service, there are essentially two options.
1) Migrate to Xively Enterprise: The latest Enterprise version of Xively is built on a more modern and reliable architecture, which brings the benefits of pre-built hardware integrations, identity and device management features, MQTT messaging, and best-in-class security, but it may require some reconfiguring of your current devices. We do offer a 30 day free trial of Xively Enterprise should you want to try it out for yourself.
2) Migrate to another free service: If your use is primarily for experimenting and personal projects, there are several free IoT platform options on the market, such as Adafruit, Thingspeak, or SparkFun.”
One of the suggestions – Sparkfun Phant has been retired
Some possible alternatives in no particular order (this list may grow)
AdaFruit.IO – The internet of things for everyone
Microsoft IoT Central – Enterprise-grade IoT SaaS
ThingSpeak – The open IoT platform with MATLAB analytics
Blynk – Democratizing the Internet of Things
Cayenne – Simplify the Connected World
SenseIoT – Internet of Things Data Hosting Platform
Temboo – Tools for Digital Transformation
Carriots by Altair
Nearbus – An IoT Open Project
ubidots – An application Builder for the Internet of Things
Artik – End-to-end IoT Platform
goplusplatform – Connect your things with GO+
I’m initially looking for a platform which is the “least painful” transition from Xively.