Version 1.2.2 of the Atmosphere IoT Platform has just been released, and with it comes some fantastic improvements, including support for the STMicroelectronics SensorTile development kit as a project type in Atmosphere Studio, the addition of three STMicroelectronics sensors to the Studio library of embedded elements, and some significant updates for the Atmosphere IoT Agent. ## ST SensorTile support The highlight of the 1.2.2 update, we’re pleased to introduce support for the ST SensorTile into Atmosphere as an available project type. The SensorTile is a tiny, square module that gives you guys another quality Bluetooth Low Energy board to develop with on Atmosphere.
The SensorTile packs a lot into it to offer a robust development kit package, complete with an onboard accelerometer, magnetometer, barometric pressure sensor, and temperature sensor. This provides a great setup for users looking to break into making IoT projects with a variety of peripherals, and it’s really easy to get the most out of them working with it on Atmosphere. We’ve added a SensorTile demo project in Studio’s example projects section that uses each of its onboard sensors, so be sure to check it out for a simple example to begin with. There’s also a walkthrough guide to get started with the SensorTile in Atmosphere, so head over to the Atmosphere Developer Hub for the latest documentation on using the board, how to program it, and more. ## Additional ST sensor integration Support for the SensorTile isn’t the only addition from ST we’ve integrated with this release. Today’s update features a trio of sensors from them as well, expanding the library of available sensors from the manufacturer in Atmosphere:
This set of popular sensors offers users even more ways to build projects that measure acceleration and angular velocity, and we’re excited to get these in. The LSM303AGR and LSM6DSM are onboard sensors featured on the SensorTile, and are imported into the Element Toolbox for its projects by default. Beyond SensorTile projects, each of these sensors are now available throughout all project types in Atmosphere, simply enable them within a project’s Add Element window from Embedded View to try them out. ## Atmosphere IoT Agent improvements We’ve made some notable improvements and changes to the Atmosphere IoT Agent as well that will greatly streamline working with it for those running on Linux and macOS. For Linux users, we’ve streamlined the agent download options. Previously, we offered .DEB and .REM formats in addition to an app image, but this update phases the former two out in favor of a consolidated app image build that universally works on any version of Linux. With the .DEP and .RPM agent formats no longer supported, we advise any users running these builds to uninstall them and update to the latest app image version. On macOS, we’ve updated the agent to properly identify available serial ports for programming. After the recent OSX update in late September, users running the latest OS version would occasionally experience inconsistent results while trying to display available serial ports. This has been corrected with the newest macOS version of the agent, so it’s recommended to both update your agent and run the latest stable release of High Sierra. We’re always looking to improve the platform, and encourage your feedback and what you think about the latest additions and improvements. So if you have any thoughts or suggestions let us know in our forums. And as always, be sure to download the latest version of the Atmosphere IoT mobile app and Atmosphere IoT Agent as well. ## Complete 1.2.2 update release notes