An IoT Kickstart is a Scaleway instance providing an application for a typical IoT use case.
Scaleway will spawn, install and configure the instance for you with the required software so messages flowing through your IoT Hub end up in the application.
The flow programming Kickstart sets up a ready to use NodeRED instance to visually create your IoT applications without a single line of code. NodeRED lets you connect functional building blocks together to perform actions on events, events can be messages received on your IoT Hub.
First go to the Kickstarts page in your Scaleway console and click the
+ button, then :
A first, very simple, application will be provisioned for you. It simply outputs any message’s contents to NodeRED debug panel. To achieve this, a
MQTT input “node” (with the correct settings) is connected to a
mosquitto_pub -h iot.fr-par.scw.cloud -i <device id> -t my/first/topic -m "Hello NodeRED."
That’s it, the message should be displayed on the debug panel.
Of course, this example application won’t be very useful to you. It is now time for you to create your own application to suit your needs! Check NodeRED documentation for this.
Learn more about Scaleway IoT Hub, discover how to add Devices to the hub, check the IoT Hub metrics or learn how to interact with other parts of the Scaleway Elements ecosystem by setting up IoT Hub Routes.