Pareto is a cloud platform which interprets and relays real-world state to the web. This Getting Started Guide is intended not only for a new user to get up and running with the Pareto, but also to introduce the simple yet powerful features which make the platform unique.
"80% of results come from 20% of effort/time"
The time and effort spent following this Getting Started Guide will undoubtedly follow this well-known principle!
"When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name."
Touché. We'll let you be the judge!
Do you see bubbles representing the devices your starter kit detects? Good! Familiarise yourself with the dashboard view.
Observe both tabs, and browse the docs for each. The distinction is what makes Pareto unique!
Our reelyApp not only enables your mobile device "advertise" itself with Bluetooth Low Energy, it also specifies how it should be recognised! Install via the links below:
Alternatively, you can simply enable Bluetooth on your mobile device, or grab a BLE wearable or tracker.
In Pareto, select the Embedded Apps view and then run Hello Device!. This web application will allow you to observe a specific device, its associated metadata and its packet payload.
Learn how to access Pareto's Embedded Apps, specifically Hello Device!
By default, Hello Device! will display the device with the strongest signal strength. Place your device as close as possible to the sensor and observe the display: with reelyApp expect to see a familiar image!
Hello Device! has now introduced the concepts of an event, a story and of payload decoding.
In Pareto, select the POI view and identify your sensor. If it is connected, the status should be ON. Familiarise yourself with the POI view.
Yes! That's what's associated with the Story URL you entered above. At that URL is a machine-readable JSON-LD "story" which represents the corridor adjacent to the Trojan Room of the University of Cambridge, and is now associated with your sensor.
Curious about the context? Well, you'll also find human-readable content at that URL...
Return to the Dashboard view and observe the green button named building. That is the root of the directory you associated with your sensor (building:floor:area).
Pareto and many Embedded Apps follow this paradigm. Take advantage of this by specifying directories accordingly.