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Quick Start Guide

A short step-by-step intro to see flespi in action.

Following are the steps to see the flespi platform in action

1. Create flespi account

Action: Go to https://flespi.io and create a free account by authorizing with one of the social networks or register via email.

flespi login

What’s behind: You can easily create free account powerful enough to create a working production solution. The account can be used as long as you need — no demo period or trial limitations.

2. Create a test channel

Action: Go to Channels section of the Telematics Hub tab, click on ‘+’ sign in the bottom right corner, fill in the new channel Name and check that the protocol id is “test”. Finally, click the Create button.

create flespi channel

What’s behind: Every manipulation with flespi can be done via API. Channel can be created with this API call

3. Connect to the test channel

Action: Open telnet connection to the IP and port specified in the channel’s card.

What’s behind: Each channel has a unique IP and port. That gives you the power to debug and analyze each part of channel work: manage connections, see all logs, send commands to specified connections.

4. Emulate device work

Action: Test protocol provides several options. Send ‘1’ then set the device identification string. This emulates the initial package from a tracking device. Send ‘2’ then type JSON message to be sent to flespi. This emulates sending telemetry data. Open device toolbox to check the result.

emulate device work

What’s behind: In the free account one channel can handle up to 1000 simultaneous connections.

Conclusion

This was an emulation of sending telemetry data from a tracking device to flespi platform. The next step is to embed the unified data from flespi into your application with flespi API. This article shows the idea of how to automatically get messages from flespi.


See also
Requesting a temporary access link to the flespi panel if the password was forgotten.
Getting the state of all flespi platform elements in your account.