ESPHome is an excellent platform for developing ESP32 device firmware, especially for PoC (Proof of Concept) and MVP (Minimal Viable Product) prototypes. Using ESPHome instead of professional programming tools allows you to save a significant amount of time and work when it comes to coding. Likewise, you obtain all of your device’s necessary features.
Initially, ESPHome was the HomeAssistant smart home platform base, so this tool is intended for individual use. Thus, you cannot use it to create a commercial device designed to be used out of the box.
The main disadvantage of ESPHome is that it cannot be connected to the user’s home Wi-Fi network: Wi-Fi credentials must be pre-specified in the firmware code. Another drawback is the lack of a good mobile app for managing an ESPHome-based device.
We have solved both of these issues and are glad to present you with a tool that will assist you in developing a mobile application that includes a pairing feature for ESPHome-based devices.
2Smart Cloud is a cloud IoT platform with a free plan for home developers. We believe that the ESP32 is the most versatile MCU in IoT devices today. Our experience has shown that ESPHome is the best way to quickly connect anything from a home appliance and garage doors to industrial heat pumps and greenhouses. Therefore, we created a unique tool that allows the benefits of ESPHome and overcomes its drawbacks.
How it works:
Please note that you don’t need to install any additional software other than the mobile application! Your IoT product gets cloud management functionality out of the box. Besides this, you can control the device from any location with an internet connection!
Here are the additional benefits of each 2Smart Cloud device available out of the box:
The mobile application and all its additional features are free. You can configure its interface to suit your needs and make changes to the interface at any time.
We hope you enjoy using ESPHome as a professional development tool! You can release a batch of test devices with minimal investment of time and money. By the way, you can read step-by-step instructions on creating a simple IoT device based on ESPHome in our blog.
The 2Smart Cloud free plan allows you to connect up to 20 devices to the platform. If you need more, we can offer a reasonable price. And if necessary, our experts will also share with you in-depth expertise in the field of IoT.
Evaluate the functionality of our platform right now – https://cloud.2smart.com/register. After registration, you will see an interactive wizard that will help you quickly get acquainted with the platform’s functionality. If you have any questions, please get in touch via any methods listed in the “Contacts” section!