Representational state transfer (REST) is an architectural style designed as a request-response model that communicates over HTTP. ThingSpeak, an IoT platform, uses the REST API calls GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE to create and delete channels, read and write channel data, and clear the data in a channel. A web browser or client sends a request to the server, which responds with data in the requested format. Web browsers use this interface to retrieve web pages or to send data to remote servers.
You can also use REST API calls with Act on Data which let you interact with social media, web services, and devices.
|Read data from all fields in channel with HTTP GET|
|Read data from single field of channel with HTTP GET|
|Read status field of channel with HTTP GET|
|Read last entry in channel with HTTP GET|
|Read last entry in channel field with HTTP GET|
|Read last status of channel with HTTP GET|
|Add TalkBack command to TalkBack queue|
|Get TalkBack command from TalkBack queue|
|Get all TalkBack commands from TalkBack queue|
|Get last executed TalkBack command from TalkBack queue|
|Update command in TalkBack queue|
|Execute next TalkBack command in TalkBack queue|
|Update channel data with HTTP GET or POST and execute TalkBack command|
|Delete TalkBack command from TalkBack queue|
|Delete all TalkBack commands in TalkBack queue|
Learn when to use REST and MQTT to update a channel.
This example shows how to use either an Arduino® MKR1000 board or an ESP8266 board connected to a Wi-Fi® network to continuously collect Wi-Fi signal strength and bulk-update a ThingSpeak™ channel.
This example shows how to use a Particle Photon board connected to a Wi-Fi® network to bulk-update a ThingSpeak™ channel.
This example shows how to collect data using a Wi-Fi-connected Raspberry Pi board running Python 2.7.
Add time zone parameter to your HTTP request.
See the details of ThingSpeak REST API error messages and corresponding HTTP status codes.