Get Started

The following document will help you with the first steps on Datacake -> Onboard your first devices, select between our list of templates and start making the most out of your data.

Sign Up

First of all, create a free account with an email address, name, and password. You can go ahead and do so in the following link.

Once you create your account you can login and you will see the following screen.

First Steps

You can now start adding devices to the platform. To begin with, Datacake offers you up to 5 devices for free. Use them to test your PoC or small application and enjoy of the benefits Datacake has to offer on the free tier.

While adding devices, you can choose between different options. In this document we will cover the most common ones:

  • LoRaWAN -> Devices that communicate via de LoRaWAN protocol

  • API → Devices that communicate via HTTP or MQTT protocols

There is options to start with other integrations that we have. To learn more about them visit:

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Adding LoRaWAN Devices

  1. Select between different Datacake Products

If you want to go ahead and add a LoRaWAN device to Datacake, you will have to choose between three available options: Select "New Product from Template", to create a new product based on one of our more than 250 different templates that Datacake has to offer. You can also create a new device based on a previously created product ("Existing Product") or create a whole "New Product".

To learn more about what a product is, visit:

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  1. Select LoRaWAN Network Server

Datacake supports 15 different LoraWAN Network Servers.

If you want to use the Datacake LNS, please visit:

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  1. Add Device Information

Enter DevEUI, name, location, and tags. Bulk upload via CSV is available.

  1. Select a Plan

As said before, the first 5 devices are for free. You can also select one of the available pay-as-you-go plans, which include different data retention times and datapoints per device per day. You can consult more information about the plans in the following link.

If you have obtained a Datacake Package, you will receive a code to redeem your devices within the platform.

That is it! Now you can go ahead and start configuring dashboards, reports and rules for your LoRaWAN devices.

Adding API Devices

An API device is basically a virtual device on Datacake that connects with a real device, which communicates with the internet, either wired or wirelessly. This virtual devices contain an HTTP endpoint that allows them to pull in information from a server. They also allow to connect via an external MQTT broker.

To connect a device of this nature to Datacake you need to follow the next steps:

  1. Select Device Template

Choose from the 23 available API templates when creating a "New Product from Template", create a device on an "Existing Product" or create a "New Product".

  1. Add Device Information

Datacake can auto-generate a serial number for this kind of devices, or enter your device's serial number. You will need to give the device a name, and configure a device location and tags if needed.

  1. Select Plan: Similar to LoRaWAN devices.

Benefits of Using Templates

Templates simplify setup with pre-configured dashboards, payload decoders, and database fields. They include tools for debugging and customization.

Following Steps

After adding devices, configure automatic reports, email/SMS alarms, downlinks, and public dashboard links.

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