Bolt IoT: A fully integrated IoT Platform

The Bolt IoT Developer Hub

Welcome to the Bolt IoT developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Bolt IoT as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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API access rules

Our API service is totally free of cost. But to make sure every user gets a fair share of usage and to keep our systems working in optimum way possible, we have implemented rate limiting on our API system.
Rate limiting allows a specific number of requests in a particular time window. Upon crossing the threshold, the API hits get blocked automatically.

Why does this feature exist?
Any cloud service has a limited bandwidth which is shared by its users. When any user overuses the system beyond the specified limit it affects the usage for other users of Bolt cloud. The effects could be a slower response rate for others or at times could even crash the Bolt Cloud. To prevent this situation and to ensure that you get a continues uptime of the Bolt cloud, this feature exists.

What to do if you end application still requires higher bandwidth?
We understand that there could be a situation where a user like you would have a genuine case for higher bandwidth or speed. To consider this, we have now launched a pro version of the Bolt Cloud. You can upgrade to the pro version at a small monthly fee of $0.75 or Rs.50 INR. This fee helps us pay the additional amount towards the cost of the AWS servers which is required to offer the additional bandwidth.

Note that you can continue using the Bolt cloud for free with its current features.

Note that the pro version of the cloud offers a lot of other features in addition to the higher bandwidth such as an option to send SMS and E-Mail natively via Bolt cloud, Additional APIs where you can download historical data etc.

API hit limits

Below are the number of API calls which you are allowed to do in the specific time duration.
Your API access will be temporarily blocked if the number of hits crosses mentioned thresholds

Time duration
Allowed API hits [Free Plan]
Allowed API hits [Pro Plan]

1 min

20

240

6 mins

72

1,400

30 mins

360

6,600

60 mins

720

1,32,000

You can upgrade from Free account to Pro account by visiting https://cloud.boltiot.com/view_profile/plan

API access rules


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