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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. Check details here.

Time Series Data

  • View complete time stamped history of values of some parameters and perform operations on them to find min. max, average, etc. in a given time window.
  • Check details here.

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.
  • Check here for detailed features and usage information.


  • "Scene" refers to a group of parameters set to specific values, where one or more devices may span across multiple nodes. For example, an "evening" scene may turn on all the lights and adjust them to a warm color.
  • Check here for details.


  • 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).
  • Check herefor details.


  • Perform action on one or more nodes based on
    • Some event triggered on another node.
    • Weather condition like Snow, Rain, etc.
    • Weather parameters like temperature, humidity, etc.
    • Daylight timings like sunrise and sunset

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 of supported device and parameter types, check here. Also check out the usage instructions.

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.

Check here for detailed features and usage information.


  • 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
  • Check out ESP Insights product page for additional information.

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.