GadgetKeeper's UI provides several options for creating and managing products and serial numbers
To create a new product, make sure the "Products" tab is open by clicking "Products" in the main menu.
The "Create Product" dialog box opens by clicking the green "plus" sign on the top right
Name of product
This is the default template the product is to be based on. If no other template is selected when a serial number is created for a new device, the default template is used
Checking the "Public" option allows the product's details to be accessed by anyone
If this option is unchecked, the product's details are only accessible for things based on one of its serial numbers
|Description ||Product description.|
Add Serial Numbers
Once a new product has been created on GadgetKeeper, any new device in its product line can have its details entered in for it, including serial number and base template. A unique "thing" must also be created for a new device. This can be done manually, as shown in Create Thing From Serial Number, or automatically on activation, as shown in Activate Device.
GadgetKeeper maintains a list of all the product's serial numbers in the product's "Information" section. Clicking on the serial number in the "Serial Numbers" section will open a details panel with Id, thing, template, and status information
Before a new device can be registered and activated, it must have a serial number entered in for it. This is normally done by:
|Template||If the template used is different from the default template for the product, the template must be selected from the drop-down menu|
If the version used is not the latest version of the selected template, the version must be selected from the drop-down menu.
Serial number (or numbers) for a new device
If both the "Template:" and "Version:" boxes have been left blank, as in this example, the product's serial number is based on the default template, and the version number defaults to its latest version
After a serial number has been created for a new device, it can be edited by:
Note that it is no longer possible to edit serial number information after a "thing" has been created from the serial number, as shown in the following table and in Create Thing From Serial Number (or Activate Device).
Create Thing from Serial Number
The following procedure describes how to create a "thing" on GadgetKeeper that corresponds to a working device with a serial number. The serial number for the device must already been entered and listed in the product's tab as shown in the previous step:
Note that it isn't necessary to create a "thing" corresponding to the device if the user decides to create it automatically when activating the device, as described in Activate Device. More code is required if the user decides to have a unique name for the "thing" instead of the default name.
Name of thing
|Serial||x||The serial number found on the device must be entered here, and it must correspond with the serial number entered in the previous "Create Serial Numbers" step|
|Icon||Select from a choice of several icons in the drop-down menu|
After clicking "Save", a new "thing" has been created to model the device, and its tab is opened.
- The base template and version details can be found in the "Information" section under "Template". This also provides details on the model thing used in creating the version
- The base product and serial number can also be found in the "Information" section under "Product"
This information can also be found in the "Serial Numbers" section of the product's tab. After selecting the serial number:
- The base template, version details, and model thing details can be found under "Server version".
- The "thing" created for the serial number can be found under "Thing"
- The status of the serial number can be checked under "Status"