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Choose a Connectivity Method | Developer Portal : ThingWorx

Project Concept

In the world of IoT application development, connectivity refers to the infrastructure and protocols which connect devices to the cloud or network. Edge devices handle the interface between the physical world and the cloud. ThingWorx provides you with several different tools for connecting to the Thingworx platform. This guide is designed as an introduction to these tools, and will help you determine which to choose based on your specific requirements.

Project Info

Type Informational
Level Getting Started
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published October 16, 2018
Author Allen Smith

You'll learn how to

    • Pros and cons of different connection methods
    • The connection method best suited for some typical applications
    • Where to find detailed information about any connection method
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Things used in this project


This guide requires a connection to the ThingWorx Foundation.

It assumes that you are utilizing the 30-day hosted Foundation server.

This guide could also be run through with other 120-day trials, such as the ThingWorx Trial Edition (TTE) which includes a ThingWorx Foundation server, but some instructions could require modification.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: Connectivity Method Options
  • Step 2: Next Steps