Posted by Keegan Ross
Continuing from where we left off in our My.Sky Walkthrough Part 1 blog post, we already created a My.Sky account and reviewed all of the supplementary resources available through My.Sky. Now that we know our way around My.Sky it’s time to create a project. This is easily done by going to the section of the project homepage that says “Start a New Project” and then selecting which project type you want. Once you have selected which project type you want to create you will be prompted to provide your project with a name, asked to choose the project platform(s) and then given the opportunity to invite other users or developers to have access to your project.
Depending on the type of project you wish to create the next steps will vary, however as the final step for creating each project is to decide whether or not you would like to invite a team member. If you later decide that you would like to add a team member this can be done within the project. Adding a team member to a project allows them access to that project only. If you have multiple projects you would like to grant access to, you will have to add your team members to each one. The “master” account user (by default this is the initial creator of the account) has the ability to manage permissions of all those under the account and invite additional users as well.
Directly generates an API key to get started.
For Precision Location projects you will be asked to choose which platform you will be working on. Platform choices are: iOS, Windows, Android, Ubuntu and RasberryPi. No matter what your choice is here you will still generate an API key that can be used across all of the listed platforms. This selection process is mainly to provide fast, accessible and relevant resources within the project that you will also find via the Downloads page.
Additionally, unique to Precision Location, you will also have the choice to select ELG (Embedded Location Gateway). ELG is tailored to IoT and other lightweight resource limited devices. Selecting ELG here will generate an ELG key alongside the API key.
Click here for more information on ELG.
Similar to Precision Location you will receive the option of choosing your operating system (OS). For Context we only offer iOS and Android.
Once you create or select a project you will be brought to that project’s page, which provides a broad overview of the project.
The project page is a great resource for:
Accessing the API key for the project
Seeing what team members are invited to the project (the master of the project is signified by the flag icon)
Viewing resources (based off the specification of the project during its creation)
Getting project relevant downloads
Toggling the Stage (where you can make changes to the project without having them immediately pushed to production)
Deactivating the project
This concludes our demo on how to create a project in My.Sky. Stay tuned for part 3 on our My.Sky tutorial.