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Introducing the Indicator Block, Losant API Node, and Workflow-to-Workflow Triggers

Brandon Cannaday
Brandon Cannaday 1 minute read

We're proud to announce the availability of some major new features on the Losant IoT Platform. Today's release provides a new indicator dashboard block, a new workflow node to easily access the Losant API, and the ability to trigger workflows from other workflows.

Indicator Dashboard Block

Several users have asked for a way to display a colored indicator based on the state of a device. This is now possible using the newly released Indicator Block.

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The above example displays the color red if the temperature is above 80 degrees. It will display green when it goes under 80. The indicator block also provides the ability to display a custom message for each condition.

Losant API Workflow Node

Accessing data from the Losant API from within workflows has become a common use case. Up until today, users have used the HTTP node to faciliate this, but it isn't the easiest solution. With today's release, you can now use the Losant API node to easily make almost any request against the Losant API.

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In the above example, I'm using the Losant API node to make a GET request against the Devices API resource in order to find all devices that have the tag "type" equal to "car".

Workflow-To-WorKflow Triggers

If you've ever used the Input Controls dashboard block, you'll notice you can invoke a workflow's Virtual Button as one of the possible actions. We've now extended this concept to workflows themselves, where you can now trigger other workflow's virtual buttons using the new Workflow output node. This provides a powerful way to organize workflow logic into separate flows for easy readability and maintainability.

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WHAT'S NEXT?

With every new release, we really listen to your feedback. By combining your suggestions with our roadmap, we can continue to make the platform easy for you. Let us know what you think in the Losant Forums.

Brandon Cannaday

Brandon is passionate about developer tools and user experience. He has over 10 years of enterprise software experience in the chemical detection, telecommunications, and cloud platform industries.