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Beebotte Python SDK

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Bugs / Feature Requests

Think found a bug? Want to see a new feature in beebotte? Please open an issue in github. Please provide as much information as possible about the issue type and how to reproduce it.


Using pip on Linux

pip install beebotte

Using pip on MS Windows

python -m pip install beebotte

Clone the source code from github git clone


To use the library, you need to be a registered user. If this is not the case, create your account at and note your access credentials.

As a reminder, Beebotte resource description uses a two levels hierarchy:

  • Channel: physical or virtual connected object (an application, an arduino, a coffee machine, etc) providing some resources
  • Resource: most elementary part of Beebotte, this is the actual data source (e.g. temperature from a domotics sensor)

Beebotte Constructor

Use your account API and secret keys to initialize Beebotte connector:

from beebotte import *

_accesskey  = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
_secretkey  = 'YOUR_SECRET_KEY'
_hostname   = ''
bbt = BBT( _accesskey, _secretkey, hostname = _hostname)

### Alternatively you can authenticate using the channel token
_token      = 'YOUR_CHANNEL_TOKEN'
bbt = BBT(token = _token, hostname = _hostname)

Reading Data

You can read data from one of your channel resources using:

records ="channel1", "resource1", limit = 5 /* read last 5 records */)

You can read data from a public channel by specifying the channel owner:

records = bbt.readPublic("owner", "channel1", "resource1", 5 /* read last 5 records */)

Writing Data

You can write data to a resource of one of your channels using:

bbt.write("channel1", "resource1", "Hello World")

If you have multiple records to write (to one or multiple resources of the same channel), you can use the bulk write method:

bbt.writeBulk("channel1", [
    {"resource": "resource1", "data": "Hello"},
    {"resource": "resource2", "data": "World"}

Publishing Data

You can publish data to a channel resource using:

bbt.publish("any_channel", "any_resource", "Hello Horld")

Published data is transient. It will not be saved to any database; rather, it will be delivered to active subscribers in real time. The Publish operations do not require that the channel and resource be actually created. They will be considered as virtual: the channel and resource exist as long as you are publishing data to them. By default, published data is public, to publish a private message, you need to add private- prefix to the channel name like this:

bbt.publish("private-any_channel", "any_resource", "Hello World")

If you have multiple records to publish (to one or multiple resources of the same channel), you can use the bulk publish method:

bbt.publishBulk("channel1", [
    {"resource": "resource1", "data": "Hello"},
    {"resource": "resource2", "data": "World"}

Add Channel

You can add a channel using:

  label = "channel label",
  description = "channel description",
  ispublic = True,
  resources = [{
      "name": "res1",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.String
    }, {
      "name": "res2",
      "label": "resource 2",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.String
    }, {
      "name": "res3",
      "description": "resource 3 description",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.Number,
      "sendOnSubscribe": True

Get Channel

You can get the JSON description of a channel using:

channel = bbt.getChannel("channel1")

If you want to get all your created channels, leave the channel parameter to None:

channels = bbt.getChannel()

This will return an array of all your channels.

Delete Channel

You can delete a channel using:


Add Resource

You can add a resource to a channel using:

  channel = "testnamek2",
  name = "res1",
  vtype = BBT_Types.Number,
  label = "resource 1",
  description = "description of resource 1",
  sendOnSubscribe = False

Get Resource

You can get the JSON description of a resource of a channel using:

resource = bbt.getResource("channel1", "resource1")

If you want to get all resources of a channel:

resources = bbt.getResource("channel1")

This will return an array of all the channel resources.

Delete Resource

You can delete a resource of a channel using:

bbt.deleteChannel("channel1", "resource1")

Channel Token Regeneration

You can regenerate a channel token using:

    channel = bbt.regenerateChannelToken("channel1")
    ## New token accessible using
    newToken = channel.token

This operation will return the JSON description of the channel with the newly generated Token. Regenerating a channel token will invalidate the last token in use. Don't forget to update your code with the new Token after regeneration.

Resource Object

The library provides a Resource Class that can be used as follows

#Create the resource object
resource = Resource(bbt, "channel1", "resource1")

#Read data
records = = 2 /* last 2 records */)

#Read the last written record
record = resource.recentVal()

#Write data
resource.write("Hello World")

#Publish data
resource.publish("Hola amigo")


Copyright 2013 - 2017 Beebotte.

The MIT License


This Python package implements the REST API of Beebotte, an open cloud platform for the Internet of Things and real time connected applications.







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