What are people using FRED for?
We have over 2000 users on FRED now doing lots of amazing things with Node-RED. We plan to start showcasing some user stories – so if you are using FRED for a cool project, let us know and we’ll feature you in a newsletter or on our web site. In the meantime, we’ve been asking recent users what they plan to use FRED for, here’s the current use chart.
As you can see, home automation and remote monitoring are our two most popular uses. The Home automation folks are using FRED to access and control home control devices, in some cases these are commercial products which have web accessible API – in others, they are home grown devices, often Raspberry Pi running locally in the home and using Node-RED. For these users, the new FRED node that makes it easy to connect Node-RED flows running on devices such as the Pi and flows running in the cloud under FRED is a real time saver. (See our recent blog post)