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EvryThng.com

Evrything – IoT Platform To Connect Everything

What Will I Do for $5?

If you’ve come to read a tutorial on how to operate in the Evrythng.com eco system, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Since I started the IoT MeetUp, the name Evrything had popped up a few times, but there wasn’t any real discussion. I signed up after seeing an (obviously retargeted ad) on Facebook, figuring,  “Now is as good a time as any right”?

The sign-up process was painless, but I would’ve liked to tie the account to my GitHub like I can with Octoblu. Although, once I signed up it did force me to login, which wasn’t very smooth.

My first impression was bland as fuck. It felt like I was eating unflavored oatmeal.

I had just come off of a two week binder creating content aboutIFTTT.com when I came across Evrything, so that might make my opinion slightly more biased than if it were a normal few weeks of work. Even knowing that, I don’t think I was overly biased. The dashboard is a soft contrast of two tone gray that would make a prison look lively, and there is LITERALLY NOTHING to start with.

At that moment a more appropriate branding would have been NoThngs.

IFTTT.com andOctoblu both have a nice little demo of what they do as soon as you log in. As a matter of fact, they both start with things that you can just drag and drop to start using, with almost no configuration required. Evrything.com had absolutely NOTHING. It’s entirely empty with a 1999 hyperlink indicating that I can have a “pre-configured demo’ set up. When I clicked the button and entered the info I was expecting to see something, anything to demonstrate how to use Evrything. I got nothing.

I poked around and created another project, defined a thng, and tried to hook up a Facebook application for authentication, but I would’ve preferred to not have to interact with Facebook in order to learn more about Evrything.

All in all I hope someone from Evrything reaches out to me, because I really feel like Im missing something simple. If I’m not… then don’t believe the hype.


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