Device Management

Atmosphere’s Devices page is where you can access all of the registered devices within your account.

Selecting a device brings you to that device’s page. Each device page includes access to its project’s app interface (if the project contains one), and is divided into the following sections:

  • Dashboard: Personalized dashboard that to display the device’s data and information
  • Info: Update the device’s information or profile image
  • Storage: View the device’s data consumption and information
  • Geolocation: Update the device’s physical location in the system
  • Settings: Update the device’s network settings or deploy an OTA update of its firmware

Viewing the Device App

The device’s app interface created in Studio’s Application tab is available on a device’s page to access and interact with it. As long as the device is powered on and connected to Atmosphere, it can be interacted with.

To display the interface, click the App Builder button at the top of the screen.

If the interface is unable to be displayed, it's because your screen size or browser window is too small to show it. Maximizing your browser window or opening the interface on a larger screen will display it.

Device Dashboard

Each registered device has its own dedicated dashboard page, which can be used to display its data. The device’s dashboard is the default section when landing on a device’s page.

Similar to Atmosphere’s Dashboard page, device dashboards allow you to display device data through a variety of widgets. Unlike the main Dashboard page however, widgets added on a device dashboard may only be configured for that device.

To add a widget to a device dashboard, click the Configuration button on the side of the page. This displays the menu of available widgets. Selecting a widget then adds it to the device dashboard. Once on the dashboard, click the widget’s Menu button to display its menu. From there you can configure the widget’s settings to your liking.

For information on each of the widgets and how to configure them, visit Configuring the Dashboard.

Device Information

The device’s Info section contains all of the general information and settings for the device.

From here, you can update its general information, such as its name, description, and other attributes. You can upload an image for the device from this section as well, which will be displayed for the device in the Devices page and other areas of the platform where the device is shown.

Device Storage

This device’s Storage section displays the device’s cloud storage usage, which is the collection of data sent to Atmosphere from the device.

Each device receives a storage limit based on your account’s plan:

Plan Device Limit Cloud Storage
Developer 5 10MB/device
Professional 25 100MB/device
Business Unlimited Unlimited
Enterprise Unlimited Unlimited

The device’s storage data is displayed in the Storage Usage area of the screen. You’ll receive a system notification when a device reaches 90% of its storage limit and again when it reaches 100%. If a device reaches its storage limit, it continues storing new data while deleting the oldest data stored in first in, first out order. You can erase a device’s stored data and reset its storage by clicking the Clear Storage Data button.

The Device Data area displays the table of the data consumption across each of the device’s datasets and the percentage each occupies. Within the table you can download (into a CSV spreadsheet) or erase the data for an individual dataset, or can download all data stored for that device by clicking the Download All Data button.

Device Geolocation

The device’s Geolocation section is used to set a physical location for the device, which enables it to be displayed and located on a device map throughout the platform.

Device Geolocation

A device’s geolocation is marked by its coordinates. There are two methods for setting geolocation:

  • Clicking a location on the section’s device map, which sets the latitude and longitude to the map’s coordinates.
  • Clicking the Use Current Location button, which sets the latitude and longitude to your physical location. When this button is pressed, you’ll be given a request to share your location. Allow Atmosphere to use your current location to use this method.

When coordinate information is set, click Save Changes to save the device’s geolocation.

Device Settings

The device’s Settings section allows you to modify (if applicable) its network settings and send OTA firmware updates. Network setting changes are available for devices that use Wi-Fi or other connectivity options requiring network credentials.

To change a device’s network credentials, click the Configure Wi-Fi Settings button. This displays a window for you to enter the network’s SSID and password. Upon a successful connection, the device will be connected to that Wi-Fi network.