Online electronics manufacturer and retailer Adafruit has this week announced the impending launch of a new Internet Of Things service which will take the form of IO Plus, an Adafruit IO subscription plan.
Adafruit IO has been in beta testing for some time, enabling users to have access to more feeds. An official launch date has yet to be confirmed by Adafruit but the new service will cost $10 per month and will provide unlimited feeds, unlimited dashboards, and two months of data storage.
Adafruit explained more about the service and the new subscription plan.
It’s always been our goal with Adafruit IO to make the best designed Internet of Things platform for makers of all ages and skill levels. We want it to work well with the connected devices and kits we sell and we built it with an open API to make sure it can work with any device that can speak HTTP or MQTT. Additionally, as a business, we need a way to make the service self-sustaining financially, without making it inaccessible to the makers we are trying to serve.
– We will always continue to provide a free plan, but for new subscribers, the free plan will be limited to 5 feeds and everyone on the free plan will be limited to 30 new data points per minute.
– As a thank you to everyone who’s been with us this far, we’re giving away three months of IO+ free when you subscribe1. You won’t pay anything unless you keep your subscription after the third month. Additionally, if you have more than 5 feeds when we move to the new account limits, you can keep the extras2.
– No more “Beta” ￼