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Getting Started

The TapNLink modules can be used for several purposes: 1. as an inferface between a mobile application and a device (target) that you want to modify/monitor. 2. as an inferface between a remote application (on the 'Cloud') and this target device. 3. as a processor board that manages sensors/actuators.

At a first step, we will focus on the first functionality (interface between a mobile App and a mobile application).

We recommend that you start by looking at our demonstration which uses the Primer kit's Target board instead of your own device:

  1. Open the Demonstration interface. This page will show you how to connect your tap and how to use it.
  2. If you have an Apple device checkout how its behaviour differs from Androids when using IoTize products.
  3. Then follow the discovery path for your Tap, described in dedicated sections below.

Once the software required by the discovery path is installed/setup, app creation takes literally 2 minutes !

The manuals, "How to" guides and demo videos will be useful later to customize your app. In particular this video explains how to modify/monitor your own device.

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NFC

  • NFC (TnL-FIT20x)

    There is no specific 'Primer Kit' including the TnL-FIT20x module. The NFC only TapNLink discovery path is the same as that of the NFC/WiFi or the NFC/BLE TapNLink (above), with these specific features.

Note: The TapNLink API is unique, whatever the wireless incoming protocol selected. Therefore, a mobile App developed for a specific module should work with another module (with the limitation of the wireless protocols availability).

TapNPass

The TapNPass wireless adapters embed a TapNLink module. Therefore, the 'Getting Started' guides are generally relevant except the imported variables are issued from ELF files for a standard TapNLink and generally from a CSV file (when Modbus is used) for TapNPass:

  1. Flyer & Quick start TnP-NSR103 (Nomad) or Quick start TnP-FSR103 (Fixed) for an optional overview.
  2. Get Started: Run Toolbox App using Serial or Modbus, and modify the configuration

Going further

After playing with the 'sensor demo' project, you should be interested by designing your own application. We recommend to read first the following sections:

Title Description
Target protocols To decide how to connect your electronic to a TapNLink module.
Different protocols and different topologies are available.
RF Incoming protocols To decide which module to use in your specific case.
Java in case you don't have a MCU on your board, or if you wish to send alarms/data to the Cloud.
IoTize Studio to make your own configuration from scratch.
App generator To generate your branded mobile Apps.