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Everyware Device Cloud (EDC): Comet Example v2.0.2


The Everyware Device Cloud (EDC) platform provides support for a Comet streaming API to get published data in real time. This tutorial will walk you through a simple application to be able to see streaming data that is acquired via the EDC Comet API.


Please complete the following steps before starting this tutorial:

  1. Make sure to have an EDC account and to have completed the edc-java-client example so you are able to publish data to your account in real time

Quick Start

Open the index.html file under src/main/webapp in your favorite programming editor - you can use Eclipse if this is what you are accustomed to. Following the data model used in the edc-java-client example, dashboard.html assumes that your data is published under the sample/data topic and it contains metrics named int, dbl, flt. Change the following lines of code to use your EDC username, password, and account name. These are listed as 'my_username', 'my_password', and 'my_accountname' respectively below.

<td><input type="text" id="url" size="60" value="https://api-sandbox.everyware-cloud.com/v2/streams/subscribe.json"/></td>
<td><input type="text" id="username" size="60" value="my_username"/></td>
<td><input type="password" id="password" size="60" value="my_password"/></td>
<td><input type="text" id="topic" size="60" value="my_accountname/%2B/%23"/></td>

That should be it! Now open index.html with the Firefox or Safari browser. At this point you can click the subscribe button in the browser to see streaming data. Note after clicking the subscribe button you should be able to start the edc-java-client to start publishing data. That data should now show up in your browser window.

Next Steps

This is a very simple example simply to show the Comet/streaming capabilities of the EDC platform. You are encouraged to package this example into a proper WEB application before deploying it into production.