Pinboards let you visualise collected data by displaying set of visual controls that show values from either a single device, group of devices, an asset or group of assets. You can visualise data coming from any device in ground, no matter if you own it or not.
Controls are UI elements that either visually displays an asset’s current state or ‘last known’ data.(e.g. label, map), or allows you to actuate a device (e.g. button, slider). It usually displays the timestamp for the last known state
Read more about controls.
Every control is wrapped into a pin, which determines its name, position and size. There are number of predefined sizes that depend on the control that it wraps.
As a ground owner you are able to list
As a ground member, you are able to list
As a user you can view any pinboard that is listed in your ground.
Viewing pinboard allows you to view any data that has been made visible through the pinned controls. Most of the controls update data in real-time, so whenever a device updates an asset state, you will be able to see the change.
You can create as many pinboards as you like, and arrange them up to your needs.
Any pinboard created by ground owner is accessible by all the members in that ground.
⚠️ Pinboards that you create as member are also viewable by the ground owner who can also arrange them. Other ground members won’t be able to view and manage your pinboards, unless you share it with them
⚠️ Ground owner is unable to create ‘private’ pinboards. All pinboards created by ground owner are viewable (but not manageable) by everyone else in that ground.
To create a pinboard, while in ground:
+ NEW PINBOARDto open the New pinboard modal
For the pinboard that you have created, you can change its name, pin title, position or size.
To arrange a pinboard, while in a ground:
SAVEthe pinboard and it will display the data as you have arranged it
If you want to add new data visualisations to an existing pinboard, you can pin a new control at any free space in the pinboard.
To allow full customization of what you want to visualize you can pin the same asset multiple times on the same pinboard using different controls, or you can also pin the same asset on multiple pinboards.
To pin a new control:
Arrangemode of a pinboard
+ NEW PIN
Read more about controls.
By default, pinboards in a ground are visible to ground members only. One way to make them visible to more people — e.g. those without an account — is to create a shared pinboard link and share it with others.
Once created and arranged, you can share your pinboard with people that are interested to see it. To share a pinboard:
CREATE SHARED LINK
⚠️ Make sure that you share the link with people that you trust. Anyone with the link will be able to see data that might be privacy sensitive
As a web developer, you can embed a shared pinboard to a page within your own website using an iframe. That way you provide data visualisations to your existing website audience, without redirecting them to AllThingsTalk Maker.
In case you want to stop sharing a pinboard you can disable the shared pinboard link. This will prevent people who has the link from viewing the pinboard.
Anyone that you send the pinboard link can view the pinboard without signing in to AllThingsTalk Maker. However, in order to prevent unauthorized access to your devices, viewers are prevented from using actuation controls.
You can delete any pinboard that you have created. Once deleted, no one will be able to access it or revoke it.