You can now connect to your Raspberry Pi remotely, create a small web server and share stuff with your colleagues, thanks to Dataplicity. According to Eliot Mackenzie, the person who created it, Dataplicity is a new solution to the many problems that users of Raspberry Pi face. He says that as much as individuals are continually creating amazing products using their Raspberry Pis, it remains highly critical to enable people to access their Raspberry Pis remotely.
Currently, individuals who need to access their devices remotely have to choose one of the three options that exist. For example, they have to use Static IP to change their configurations. Alternatively, users can access their devices remotely by reconfiguring their settings using DynDNS. The third option that users can take advantage of to access their devices remotely involves using Port Forwarding procedures.
However, as Mackenzie notes, all these methods are cumbersome and many people do not like using them.
It is interesting to note that one of the things that make Dataplicity a revolutionary product is its ease of setting up. Users do not have to go through highly sophisticated processes to set it up on their devices. You only have to enter your email addresses. You then have to command your Raspberry Pi terminal to create a new account that lets you access the service in a manner that is similar to what happens when you are using a typical VPN service.
Interestingly, you can proceed to create a wormhole on the server and manage to gain access to the command line. These attributes give you access to more functionalities and a great sense of control.
Therefore, compared to the other options, using Dataplicity to access your Raspberry Pi remotely is easy and more effective.
According to Mackenzie, Dataplicity is has advanced security systems. For example, you have to share your credentials with the people you intend to share stuff with first. Moreover, you can manage your disk space and even add web servers quite easily.
This product has its origins in the work that Mackenzie was doing under the auspices of HyDip. HyDip was a project that was meant to create procedures that could be used to determine volumes in several industrial-based scenarios. However, based on the manner in which HyDip seeks to harness the power of the Internet of Things, Mackenzie saw the opportunity to create a product that could solve the problems that many Raspberry Pi users face.
It remains to be seen how the new product will perform in the market, given the hype that its revolutionary nature has already generated.