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Control Your Way

Getting Started

Index

1. Registering
2. Account Page
3. Next Step

1. Registering

The first thing that a user has to do is to create an account, this is done on the Register Page. After registration an email is sent to the user's email address. After confirming your email address you can Log In. A new user is assigned one network with the name: network 1. Networks are logical groups to which devices can belong. This makes it easier to send and receive data between multiple devices.

2. Account Page

After you logged in then you have access to your account page by clicking on your name in the menu bar and then selecting Account in the drop down menu. The account page should look similar to the image below:
account page

In the Manage Your Account section on the left you have the selected server location. Please select the location closest to you. Choosing a server close to you minimises internet latency. To the right of the Manage Your Account section you have your Network Password. This is one of the parameters that every device needs for connecting to our service. This password is a random combination of numbers and letters and can be changed by the user. It is important that this password should not be the same as the main user password. If the network password gets compromised then the user can easily change it without risking the main account password.

On the right hand side of the page we have the Networks section. Here the user can add, edit and delete networks. Devices can be split in logical groups like home and office. When a message is sent without specifying a recipient then the message is sent to all the devices on it own network or networks.

3. Next Step

For any device to connect to the server it needs the following three pieces of information:
  • Email address that you registered with
  • Network password
  • A list of the networks that you want this device to be part of. For example, lets say you add two more networks on the Account page, the list of networks are: network 1, network 2 and network 3. Next you configure a device to be part of network 1 and network 2. Any message sent to network 1 or network 2 will be received by your device. You can send data to all three networks but any data that is sent to network 3 will not be received by your device.
The next step is to choose devices that will be used to communicate with each other. We have multiple libraries and software examples that can be used for communication on our Software Page.