Whether you are moving full speed ahead building your product on the new Blynk IoT platform, or are still deciding how to best migrate your project from Blynk 0.1, we thought it could help to list some of the key differences between the two platforms. See the table below and, as always, let us know in our forum what other information could help make your transition as smooth as possible.
Note: to get started with the new Blynk, you will need to create a new account and create new device templates in our iOS & Android or in Blynk.Console.
Web Dashboard;⭐ New Blynk.Consolelink=https://blynk.cloud/dashboard/register
Android App;Legacy Blynk requires Android 4.2 or later. Blynk IoT requires Android 5 or later.
iOS App;Legacy Blynk requires iOS 9 or later. Blynk IoT requires iOS 14.1 or later.
Device Provisioning and Profiling;⭐ New in Blynk.Edgent and Blynk.Applink=shttps://docs.blynk.io/en/getting-started/activating-devices
Over-the-Air firmware updates (Blynk.Air);⭐ New in Blynk.Edgent and Blynk.Consolelink=https://docs.blynk.io/en/getting-started/updating-devices-firmwares-ota
Event Logging;⭐ New in Blynk.Console and Blynk.Apps
Notifications management;⭐ New in Blynk.Consolelink=https://docs.blynk.io/en/getting-started/notification-management
Device and User Management;⭐ New in Blynk.Console
User Roles and Permissions;⭐ New in Blynk.Console
Client management;⭐ New in Blynk.Console
Multi-tenancy;⭐ New in Blynk.Consolelink=https://docs.blynk.io/en/concepts/multi-tenant-tree-structure
Device Sharing (via QR code);✅ Replaced by inviting users
Voice Assistants;⭐ Alexa and Google Home integration (coming soon)
Wifi;✅Available, now with both dynamic and static auth tokenslink=https://docs.blynk.io/en/getting-started/activating-devices/blynk-edent-wifi-provisioning
Bluetooth 2.0 SPP;❌ Not available in new Blynk (yet)
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE);❌ Not available in new Blynk (yet)
Bridge widget;✅ Replaced by Automations and Rule Engine (coming soon)
Eventor widget;✅ Replaced by Automations. Now works on iOS and Android
Timer widget;✅ Replaced by Automations
TimeInput widget;✅ Replaced by Automations
RTC widget;✅ No widget needed. Use Time APIlink=http://docs.blynk.io/en/blynk.edgent/api/rtc-clock
WebHook widget;✅ Replaced by WebHook settings in Blynk.Console
Table widget;❌ Not available in new Blynk (yet)
Device Selector;❌ Replaced with Device Tiles
Reports;✅ Moved to Blynk.Console. Scheduled reports not yet available.
Local Server;❌ Available in White-label plan only
Private Business Server;✅ Remains available for White-label clients
Blynk.Cloud;✅ Further optimized
Commercial Use;⭐ Now allowed with all planslink=https://blynk.io/pricing
Blynk Energy;❌ Replaced with subscription planslink=http://blynk.io/pricing#!/tab/318474072-1