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Product Creation

Last Updated on : 2022-05-19 01:59:04download

This topic describes how to create a product with the method of TuyaLink.

Concepts

Product

A product describes an abstract representation of a collection of physical devices, which is used to manage devices with the same capabilities. For example, if you want to have your Bluetooth treadmill connected to the Tuya IoT Development Platform for device monitoring, you can define it as a smart treadmill.

Data protocol

The data protocol defines the data format used for bidirectional communication between the device and the cloud, which supports Tuya standard protocol and custom protocol.

  • Tuya standard protocol: indicates that the device model defined data format is used for the device model to interact with the cloud. It requires data to be structured on the device side without data parsing in the cloud.

  • Custom protocol: indicates that the raw data is used for the device model to interact with the cloud. The device cannot structure data in the device model defined format so it sends raw data to the cloud. This requires the cloud to parse data.

Procedure

Step 1: Select product category

  1. Log in to the Tuya IoT Development Platform.

  2. Click Create.

    Product Creation

  3. Select the required product category.

    • Option 1: Choose from the category list. For example, in the Standard Category tab, click Small Home Appliances > Heater.

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    • Option 2: If you are not clear about which category your product belongs to, click the search bar in the top right corner and enter a keyword to search for a category.

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Step 2: Select development method

  1. Select TuyaLink. Note that if you want to integrate Tuya’s network module into your product, select TuyaOS.

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  2. TuyaLink Solution is selected by default.

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Step 3: Complete required information

The following table lists the explanations for the fields.

Product Creation

Parameters Description
Product Information Select a product as needed.
Product Name (Required) User-defined name.
Product Model (Required) User-defined name, used to distinguish one product from another. For example, XXX (AE1123).
Product Description (Optional) Briefly describe ​the product features.
Device Type (Required) Three device types are supported according to connectivity capabilities. Note that the device type cannot be modified after the product is created.
  • Common Device: refers to devices that can access the cloud through a direct connection or a router. The common device can also connect to a gateway as a sub-device but cannot work as a hub to connect sub-devices to the cloud.
  • Gateway Device: refers to common devices that can work as a hub to connect sub-devices to the cloud. A gateway can manage sub-devices, maintain the topological relationships with the sub-devices, and synchronize the topology information to the cloud.
  • Gateway Sub-Device: refers to devices that cannot connect directly to the cloud. They must connect to a gateway as a sub-device to connect to the cloud.
Data Protocol (Required) Tuya standard protocol and custom protocol are supported. Note that the data protocol cannot be modified after the product is created.
  • Tuya Standard Protocol: indicates the device interacts with the cloud with the device model-defined standard data format.
  • Custom: indicates the device interacts with the cloud with the raw data. The cloud converts raw data into device model data.
Protocol (Required) Indicates the protocol used for northbound communication.

Next step

Define functions for your product.