MQTT - If I want to create a dashboard without connecting my RPi... must I do so?


#1

So… new to Cayenne… I am going to use the new mqtt library with Python to send data from my pi to Cayenne and display the results on my dashboard… but I was thinking that when I write data to Cayenne, I would be writing to a cloud server (like I do today with ThingSpeak) and viewing that data using the Cayenne app on my phone. Is that not the way this works? When I use the mqtt library calls and push data to Cayenne, must I push that data to the Cayenne installed on my RPi and then read that data from the Caynne app on my phone? I really don’t want to expose my RPi to the world through my WiFi router firewall and was just hoping to send data to a Cayenne server…

Thanks in advance for steering me in the right direction.


#2

Unfortunately the mobile apps do not display mqtt devices yet. It is being worked on and should be available soon.


#3

Thanks Adam. I have posted a related question in order not to confuse this thread.