A Major Refresh for the Arduino Cloud Kicks Off with a Revamped User Interface, New Sketchbook

"Just the beginning," the Arduino team promises — though it's keeping the rest of its announcements under wraps for now.

Gareth Halfacree
8 months agoInternet of Things

The Arduino team has announced a "renewed and improved" Arduino Cloud platform, built atop user feedback — though it's rolling out the changes over a period of weeks, beginning today with a new user interface.

"Our journey has been shaped by the incredible feedback and input we’ve received from our users, and today, we're thrilled to introduce a renewed and improved Arduino Cloud based on your insights. This renewal goes beyond just a fresh coat of paint," the Arduino team claims of its platform overhaul. "It impacts not only the new user interface (UI) but also many other aspects of the Cloud, as well as our IoT [Internet of Things] Remote app.

Arduino Cloud was launched to support the company's range of Internet of Things development devices, offering something to which they could connect over Wi-Fi or other wide-area network links. Scaling from single-device single-user use-cases, where it offers easy over-the-air updates and customizable dashboards, to large-scale enterprise deployments, the Arduino Cloud has grown in popularity since its initial release — something the Arduino team hopes to continue with this latest update.

Available today, the new update brings with it a revamped user interface which includes a new navigation bar for rapid movement between device management, sketch management, and dashboard screens, a sleeker design which reduces clutter, an evolved sketch management system, easy access to quick-start IoT project templates, and a Shared Spaces dashboard view. For business users, there's also a white label feature in which the Arduino logo can be replaced by a custom icon.

While the Arduino team has promised more, though, it's remaining tight-lipped for now. "Without giving away all the surprises," the team writes, "we can promise you more exciting features and enhancements to make your development experience even easier and your IoT projects even more accessible."

The new Arduino Cloud user interface is now live and available to all users on the official website.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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