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Cloudy with a Chance of IoT: The Onion Cloud is Live!

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    If you're subscribed to the Onion Newsletter, you might already now that the Onion Cloud is up and ready for all Onion users!!

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    The Cloud

    We've been working very hard on the Cloud and we're very proud to finally open it up to all of our users.

    Without any further ado: you can navigate to cloud.onion.io and login with your Onion account to access the Cloud.
    If you feel unsure of what to do at any point, click on the Info icon on the left-hand sidebar for a guided tour of the screen that's currently open:
    onion cloud
    The tour will walk you through how to use the Cloud and all of the currently available features.

    You will need to update your Omega to firmware version 0.1.1 in order to connect it to the Cloud. Check out the Cloud Device Manager App Tour for the steps required to register your Omega with the Cloud.

    Feel free to use the Bug Report button on the left-hand side to let us know about any issues you find or any suggestions you have.

    What's Next

    This is the very first Cloud release, there are many features that are still in the works! We plan to continue following our development roadmap as closely as possible.

    Since the Cloud is hosted on our servers, we will be doing rolling updates so don't be surprised to see new features when you log in!

    As always, happy hacking!

  • @Lazar-Demin erm, You might want to have users update before linking the candy

    Without any further ado: you can navigate to cloud.onion.io

    and further down you say :
    You will need to update your Omega to firmware version 0.1.1 in order to connect it to the Cloud.
    Hope that helps reduce the trouble reports.

  • administrators

    @Guest Users don't need an upgraded Omega to check out the Cloud, but they will need to upgrade if they want to connect their Omega to the Cloud. This fact is mentioned here and in several places in the tour of the Cloud. Seemed a pretty logical progression to us here at Onion HQ.

  • So long as HQ is not getting calls concerning this noted step, kudos.

  • I'm able to log into the onion cloud and go to the device manager. I watched the tutorial but adding devices doesn't work. When I try to add a new device I get a popup asking for name and description and I hit Create, popup disappears but no device is listed in the table. Am I missing a step?

    I used and iPad and a Chrome browser on Android

    I do have the latest firmware on the omega

  • Ok tried using a Mac with Chrome and I was able to create a new device

    So these can't create devices:

    • iPad with Safari

    • Android with Chrome

  • administrators

    @Pipo Ok, we'll make sure to look into that!

  • I had some difficulties with Linux/Firefox. The Messages are displaying on the top right corner and hide the menu. So "Add Setup Code" was not reachable.

    A other issue I have when i click with Linux/Chrome on the my devices cloud (on the right half of the blue cloud) when I'm online. I get the "new device" dialogue, instead of "my device" opened.

    I read that some people had difficulties to follow the instructions the onioners made (incl. the blue bullet infos). So here are my view steps I made to add a device. Hope it helps newbies.

    To add a Device:

    Before you start to use the cloud, please update your device, that you have the full functionality of it.

    1. Connect to the cloud.onion.io preferably with Google Chrome.
    2. Navigate to the "Device Manager"
    3. Click on "add Device".
    4. Add name and comment for the Device.
    5. Save the information to Create this device.
    6. Click on the Device again, and click on "Setup Code" on right top corner.
    7. Navigate to the Omega (local address) and open the "Settings" Icon.
    8. On the left side click on "Cloud Settings" (just visible with newest firmware).
    9. Add your setup-code in the field, you copied before in the Clipboard, and save it.
      9.1) If you get wrong Setup Code, refresh cloud.onion.io navigate to the "Device Manager" again, refresh the "Device Secret".
      Re-open "Setup Code" and copy and paste the new one locally, and save it.
    10. Your done if you see the "Device ID" & Secret displayed.

    Have a nice cloudy day šŸ˜„

  • administrators

    We've been listening to your feedback (and reading the submitted bug reports), and we've been working hard to improve the Cloud.

    Checkout the latest updates at cloud.onion.io

    There is a variety of visual and usability changes that we hope will make you fall in love with the Cloud (even more).
    And we've fixed those pesky bugs making life hard in browsers other than Chrome. You will now be able to use Firefox and Safari without any issues!

    As always, happy hacking!
    Be sure to tell us what you like/don't like and keep submitting those bug reports if you have an issue!

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