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Last Updated on : 2022-11-08 06:36:35download

Self-Developed Smart Life App is one of Tuya’s IoT app development solutions. This solution provides the services that enable connections between the app and the cloud. It also supports a full range of services and capabilities that customers can use to independently develop mobile apps. For example, you can integrate with the Custom Domain Name and SSL/TLS Certificate services, as well as the capabilities of Smart Life App SDK, Extension SDK, and UI BizBundle. You can go to Tuya IoT Development Platform > App > App SDK > SDK Development, download the latest App SDK resources, and then get started with SDK-based app development.

Self-Developed Smart Life App is classified into the Trial and Official editions:

  • Self-Developed App Trial: provided for a free trial. It supports up to 100,000 cloud requests per month and up to 100 registered end users in total.
  • Self-Developed App Official: provided for commercial use and costs $5,000/year (¥33,500/year) for the initial subscription and $2,000/year (¥13,000/year) for subsequent annual renewal. It is supplied with the Custom Domain Name service and up to 100 million cloud requests per month.

Cloud connection services

Tuya’s core device connection and management capabilities are provided to empower your management of numerous smart devices within Tuya’s ecosystem on top of Smart Life App SDK. You can control the devices based on the data reported by the devices and the instructions sent by the cloud. This way, you can quickly implement IoT mobile app scenarios. Basic capabilities are included, for example, device pairing, device management, device control, home management, and user management.

Version Number of cloud requests per month
Trial edition Up to 100,000
Official edition Up to 100 million

Custom Domain Name

The Custom Domain Name and SSL/TLS Certificate services enable Smart Life App SDK-based apps and respective smart devices to communicate with the cloud through custom domain names and custom SSL/TLS certificates that are configured on your terms.

Tuya can help you purchase a custom domain name and maintain and update the SSL/TLS certificate. You can also choose to purchase a custom domain name at your own expense and submit it to Tuya for further configurations. Your purchased domain name will be supported on the Tuya IoT Development Platform in the near future. In either way, you have full ownership and control of the custom domain name and maintain the full property right and control right of the SSL/TLS certificate.

For more information, see Custom Domain Name.

  • Note 1: The Custom Domain Name service supports App SDK v4.0 and later only.
  • Note 2: If you failed to renew the subscription timely before the service expires, the app and respective smart devices that are accessed through the custom domain name will not be accessed as normal. This will cause a serious impact on your business and your end users’ experience. Renew it at your earliest convenience.

Differences in features between Trial and Official editions

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How to treat your legacy version of Smart Life App SDK

Existing SDK version Treatment
Earlier than v4.0.0 You can continue with the existing version for free. The maximum number of registered end users is unlimited. The existing apps can still be used as normal, but they do not support custom domain names.
v4.0.0 and later 1. If the upper limit of 100 registered end users is not exceeded, your apps can still run in the App SDK prototype stage for free.
2. If the upper limit is exceeded, the system indicates that you must pay an annual fee and upgrade to the Self-Developed Smart Life App Official edition to continue using the apps.

FAQs

1. What is the App SDK version number for the paid service Self-Developed Smart Life App?

  • Smart Life App SDK v4.0.0 or later.

2. If I do not upgrade to Smart Life App SDK v4.0 and continue to use a legacy version, do I need to pay any fees? Is it a forced upgrade?

If you continue to use a legacy Smart Life App SDK version (earlier than v4.0.0), you do not need to pay any fees and can still use it for free. This upgrade is not a forced one. However, if you want to upgrade to the Official edition v4.0.0 later, an annual fee is required.

3. After I pay an annual fee for Self-Developed Smart Life App, are the Custom Domain Name and SSL/TLS Certificate services covered in the fee?

Yes, they are. Self-Developed Smart Life App is supplied with the configuration of a custom domain name. The Custom Domain Name and SSL/TLS Certificate services are provided at Tuya’s cost.

Currently, Custom Domain Name is only available to your business deployed outside mainland China. If your business is deployed inside mainland China, the app domain name must first go through domain name filing. As a result, custom domain names are currently not supported. In this case, your app runs with the domain name provided by Tuya.

4. What are the differences between iOS and Android in support for new versions of Smart Life App SDK (v4.0 and later) and legacy SDKs (earlier than v4.0)?

App SDK version Supported mobile operating system
Legacy Smart Life App SDK
versions earlier than v4.0
Only support:
- iOS 15 and earlier
- Android 12 and earlier
Self-Developed Smart Life App
v4.0 and later
Adapt to:
- iOS 16
- Android 13
- Other iOS and Android mobile operating system versions to be released

5. After Smart Life App SDK v4.0.0 and later are released, will Tuya continue to provide maintenance of existing legacy SDK versions earlier than v4.0?

After the paid SDK versions are released, if no significant faults or security compliance issues occur, Tuya will not release fixes to the legacy versions for free. Routine iterations will focus on the paid versions.


6. What are the differences in features between the new versions of Smart Life App SDK (v4.0 and later) and legacy SDKs (earlier than v4.0)?

The new versions of Smart Life App SDK (v4.0 and later) will increasingly support the following features:

  • Configure the Custom Domain Name service and transmit data through dedicated channels.
  • Adapt to new features of iOS and Android platforms.
  • Enable TuyaLink-based connectivity of third-party devices and implement pairing and control of these devices.
  • Pair and control smart devices over Matter.
  • Stay tuned for more features.

7. Do the paid versions of App SDK (v4.0 and later) support tablets, such as Apple’s iPads and Android tablets?

No, tablets are not supported yet.

8. Will I be charged additionally for the use of UI BizBundle and Extension SDK?

Currently, the Lighting Scenario UI BizBundle is provided with an additional fee. For more information about the pricing rules, see Lighting Scenes.

9. The legacy OEM app and SDK-based app share the same Tuya account system. If the SDK-based app upgrades to v4.0, will the account system be affected?

No, the account system will not be affected by the upgrade to v4.0.

10. The App SDK Trial edition has a limit of up to 100 registered users. Does it mean that the maximum number of registered users is 100 in each data center, or 100 in total across all data centers?

The App SDK Trial edition has a limit of up to 100 registered users in each of Tuya’s six data centers.

Tuya deploys 6 big data centers around the world to provide end-users in over 200 countries with secure, stable, fast, and compliant IoT cloud services. These data centers include:

  • China Data Center
  • Western America Data Center
  • Central Europe Data Center
  • India Data Center
  • Eastern America Data Center
  • Western Europe Data Center

11. I was asked to purchase the Official edition of Smart Life App SDK on the Tuya IoT Development Platform. Can I use the originally free SDK versions in the app development?

Currently, all new SDK-based apps on the platform are built based on Smart Life App SDK (v4.0 and later) that requires an annual subscription. Legacy free SDKs (earlier than v4.0) are not supported in the app development. The Trial edition is available for free, but it supports only up to 100 registered end users in total.

Note: If you have created apps with the Smart Life App SDK earlier than August 26, 2022, these SDKs can still be used for free. You can also purchase an annual subscription and upgrade to the SDK version v4.0 or later. If you do not require this upgrade, do not click the Upgrade button next to your SDK-based app, as shown in the following figure.

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For more information about the differences between the Trial and Official editions of the Smart Life App SDK, see: Differences in features between Trial and Official editions.

12. After I purchase the Official edition to use Smart Life App SDK v4.0 or later, can I use the SDK to develop and launch multiple apps?

No, you cannot. Each purchase of the Official edition takes effect only for a single app.
To develop and launch multiple apps based on the Smart Life App SDK, you can go to the Tuya IoT Development Platform, create multiple Smart Life App SDK-based apps, and then purchase the Official edition for each of these SDK-based apps.