Vinli Developers Blog


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  1. How to Dev Portal Part 2: Rules, Subscriptions, and DTCs

    This is the second post in our series "How to Dev Portal". Check out the entire series here. What we'll cover In this post, we'll examine the Rule and Subscription interface, how we can use Rule Service in the context of the Developer Portal, and finally, we'll take a look…

    on how to dev portal, Event Service, DTC

  2. Run Vinli in Postman

    There's really no better tool to build, run, test, document, and share HTTP requests than Postman. We use it internally for all sorts of stuff, and with the recent addition of the 'Run in Postman' button feature... it was a no brainer for us to whip up a public collection…

    on API, postman

  3. Introducing Distance Service

    We're proud to announce Distance Service. Our brand new API designed to help developers with odometer/milage based features. Background Milage, specifically the total milage accumulated over the life of a vehicle (or the odometer reading) is one of the few vehicle datapoints that the OBD-II protocol fails to provide.…

    on distance service

  4. How to Dev Portal Part 1: Platform, Telemetry, and Trips

    In our first ever blog series, we're going to drill in to some of the deeper features of the Vinli Developer Portal. We've found that most folks stick to the basics while using the portal... registering their app, setting up clients, and viewing their usage. Those things are totally necessary,…

    on Dev Portal, Getting Started, Trip Service, Telemetry, how to dev portal

  5. Zappin Vinli Trips

    Zapier is a fantastic tool for filling in the gaps that naturally exist between various apps and services. It comes equipped with some powerful utility features (such as webhooks, code injection, data formatting, email parsing, etc) that make it possible for developers to achieve even more robust integrations when the…

    on Event Service, Trip Service, Examples

  6. Dynamic Monitoring

    At Vinli, we love data. And it's a good thing since we get a lot of data from our devices. Millions and millions of messages a day, in fact. Since launching in October, we've worked hard to stay ahead of our incredible customer demand and scale our platform to handle…

    on DevOps, Monitoring

  7. Vinli CLI: /bin/bash your Connected Car

    Since Vinli started shipping, we've seen a constant and sizable growth in developers interested in integrating their app or spinning up a new project that leverages the platform. Our docs and SDKs have stood the test thus far (thanks to everyone who's given feedback or reported issues!!), but we are…

    on virtual vinli, vinli-cli, testing, Getting Started

  8. Test Your App with Virtual Vinli

    Virtual Vinli is a system of tools that allow you, the developer, to test your application with standardized, repeatable routes. These routes are driven by virtual devices that appear to the platform as real devices, but are managed completely by you. Managing so-called "Dummy Devices" is done through the Dummy…

    on Getting Started, virtual vinli, dummy service