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Product creation is the first step in product development. A smart product has a globally unique identifier—Product ID (PID). The product contains all the metadata of the smart device set you can deploy in the actual scenarios, including the core and basic functional attributes in product development. The metadata also includes customized support services. Based on products, the entire process of product development goes from product creation to production scheduling.
This topic describes how to create a smart product on the Tuya IoT Development Platform.
A developer account is registered on the Tuya IoT Development Platform and the account identity is verified.
Log in to the Tuya IoT Development Platform.
On the homepage, click Create.
On the Standard Category or By Business Type tab, select your desired category.
Method 1: Select the level-1 and level-2 categories, and then a specified product. For example, click Electrical and select Socket under Plug & Outlet.
Method 2: If you are not sure which category a product belongs to, you can click the search icon in the top right corner, and enter a category name in the search box.
Smart modes are used to distinguish the device integration methods. TuyaOS and TuyaLink are available for you to choose from. For more information about their definitions and difference, see Smart Mode.
Based on the smart mode you have selected, you can continue to select a solution with varied development difficulty and flexibility.
No-Code Development: You only need to create a product and purchase the corresponding module to complete the development.
Custom Solution: You need to implement product application logic by yourself, and use MCU SDK, TuyaOS, or TuyaLink to manage connections between the device and the cloud.
As a more flexible development method, custom solutions apply to a wider range of categories and achieve more diversified features. However, it is more difficult to deal with custom solutions.
You can describe the product and confirm its communication type. The product information varies depending on the smart mode and solution you have selected. Meanwhile, the product category you have selected also affects the product information options. The actual instructions on the page shall prevail. Here are some examples.
The following table lists the description of product information:
|Product name (required)||Specify a name for the product.||XXX (brand) + XXX (product) + XXX (module model).||All options|
|Product model (optional)||Specify a model for the product. User-defined model, used to distinguish one product from another.||XXX (AE1123)||All options|
|Product description (optional)||Briefly describe the product features.||None||TuyaLink|
|Device type (required)||The device type cannot be modified after product creation. There are three types of devices:
|Data protocol (required)||The data protocol cannot be modified after product creation. There are two types of data protocols:
||Tuya standard protocol||TuyaLink|
|Protocol (required)||Indicates the protocol used for communication. If the product you create is not supported by your required protocol, you can submit a ticket or feedback to contact Tuya.||Wi-Fi||Custom solution|
|Power type (required)||Standard Power Consumption is selected by default.||Standard power consumption||Custom solution|
After a product is created, you can perform the following actions based on your selected smart mode:
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