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ESP RainMaker supports all features that are typically required for an IoT eco system.

End User features

Remote Control and Monitoring

  • Query node configuration, parameter values and connectivity status for one or all nodes in a single call.
  • Set parameters for single as well as multiple nodes in a single API call.
  • View time series data using line or bar charts (Eg. temperature sensor readings, energy consumption, etc.)

Local Control and Monitoring

  • Faster access when Mobile phone and device are on the same network.

Time Management and Scheduling

  • Supports network time (SNTP) and timezone, including automatic Daylight Savings adjustments.
  • Supports automatic actions based on time.
  • Absolute time (15:00) as well as relative time (Eg. 1 hr from now) supported.
  • One time or repeat (by specifying days).
  • Single or multiple nodes.
  • No Internet connectivity required for the node while executing the schedule at specified time.


  • Multi level abstract grouping supported.
  • Group metadata can be used to create a Home - Room structure and also store other information related to the group.
  • Group operations supported indirectly via the APIs that support sending data to multiple nodes.
  • Group sharing

Node Sharing

  • One or more nodes can be shared with one or more users.
  • New user can be either a primary user (full access) or secondary user (limited access i.e. cannot add/remove other users).
  • Entire groups can also be shared with primary/secondary permissions.
  • Any new node added to a shared group will get automatically shared (useful for Home sharing use cases).

Mobile push notifications

Following events are notified

  • New node(s) added
  • Node(s) removed
  • Node connected to cloud
  • Node disconnected from cloud
  • Node sharing request created
  • Node sharing request accepted/declined
  • Node reported some alert message

Third Party Integrations

Alexa and Google Voice Assistant supported for following categories

  • Lights
  • Switches
  • Outlets/Sockets
  • Fan
  • Temperature sensor

For complete list, check [here](/docs/standard-types]

Admin Features

Node registration

  • Create certificates and register them using python CLI


  • Create abstract groups of nodes or structured groups based on firmware version, type or model

Over the Air (OTA) firmware upgrades

  • Upload Firmware Binary and let cloud service auto extract firmware version and model
  • Push OTA Upgrades to one or more nodes or a group
  • Monitor status of OTA Jobs
  • Cancel OTA Jobs
  • Archive cancelled/completed OTA Jobs
  • Firmware side checks to prevent wrong project/version binary being sent

OTA Upgrade strategies

  • Force push: OTA Image URL immediately sent to all nodes. Node need to be online to get the URL. Else, the strategy for Normal OTA would be used.
  • Normal: URL sent to node only if node queries for it. Nodes can query either during boot up or at regular periodic intervals as per the configuration selected in firmware.
  • User controlled: Once OTA is triggered, end user can query and decide when to start the OTA
  • Time based: Can specify a time window within which the OTA job should be performed.


  • Node registrations (certificates registered by the admin)
  • Node activations (i.e. node connecting for the first time)
  • User account creations
  • User-node association count

ESP Insights (add on product)

  • Errors, warnings and custom logs
  • Crash reports and analysis
  • Reboot reasons
  • Metrics like memory usage, RSSI, etc.
  • Custom metrics and variables can be reported

User Management

Sign Up

Supports following methods

  • Email id + Password using an OTP based email id verification.
  • Phone number + Password using an OTP based phone number verification.
  • Sign Up using Google.
  • Sign Up using Apple.
  • Sign Up using Amazon (not available on public RainMaker or in Phone Apps).

Note: Sign up using Google/Amazon shares the user's email address with RainMaker. Sign up using Apple shares a dummy address that Apple assigns for the user specifically for the RainMaker service.

Sign In

  • Email id + Password
  • Phone number + Password
  • Phone number + OTP
  • Sign in using Google
  • Sign in using Apple
  • Sign in using Amazon (not available on public RainMaker or in Phone Apps).

Note: Sign in using Google/Apple/Amazon for new users is same as Sign Up and the cloud treats both of them as the same.

Change Password

  • Valid only for Email id/Phone number based logins. Uses OTP based confirmation along with the old password.
  • Logs out all other active sessions after password is changed.

Note: The logged out sessions can still stay active upto 1hr as per AWS Cognito behaviour.

Forgot Password

  • Valid only for Email id/Phone number based logins. Uses OTP based confirmation.

Delete account

  • Option to delete account with OTP based verification.