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Maker Apps

This document describes what Maker apps are and how users interact with them on the Helium Network.

Followed by a listing of the available Maker Apps.

Beginning March 2022, all HIP-19 Hotspot Manufacturers (aka Makers) are required to support their customers with a bespoke Mobile App to onboard their Hotspots, maintain their Hotspots with diagnostic tools, and various basic troubleshooting tools.

Maker Apps can also include extra enhancements such as Proof-of-Coverage analysis, earnings tools, and more.

For more information, read our blog post announcing this change.

SDKs and Starter Apps

To assist Makers in developing their apps, an SDK and supporting libraries are available. An example starter app is also open-sourced for forking and further customization.

React Native SDK

The Helium React Native SDK is a collection of modules that can be used by a React Native application to interact with Hotspots and the Helium Blockchain. It has first class support for Typescript.

Read the full documentation

Maker Starter App

The Maker Starter App includes support for deeplinking to the Helium Wallet App to sign transactions, removing any requirements for users to enter their 12-word seed phrase into the Maker App. This is a security precaution and prevents potential lost of funds and Hotspots, as the seed phrase acts as a user's private key on the blockchain. If you find a Maker app that asks for your seed phrase, do not trust it.

Features

The following features are supported in the Maker Starter App:

  • Add a Hotspot
  • Set a Location (including gain and elevation)
  • Transfer a Hotspot
  • Settings with PIN Code and language selection
  • Deeplinking to Helium Wallet to sign transactions

Alternatives to Maker Apps

The Helium Hotspot App no longer supports Hotspots other than the Helium Branded Hotspot (also known as "OG" Hotspots)

We recommend using the Maker App listed below for your Hotspot, as it can have additional management and diagnostic capabilities. Continued use encourages Makers to continue developing it further.

Helium application tools company Hotspotty has released a non-maker-specific App "Hotspotty Connect" that can help with essential onboarding, location asserting, and height or antenna updates where a Maker App may not be available or has a support issue. Select the Maker name in the Hotspotty App to check if they support your vendor at the current time.

This app requires connection to the new Helium Wallet and HNT funds in the Maker Wallet or your Wallet to perform onboarding, location asserts, antenna, or height updates.

When there is a need to change a Hotspot's Wifi connection without needing to connect to a Wallet, the unofficial Helium Hotspot Utility from Kent Williams is available.


Known Maker Apps

As a Reminder

The Helium Foundation is neither responsible for nor manages the status of Maker Apps.

New makers are required to have a Maker App available before HIP 19 maker approval.

Aitek

Bobcat

ClodPi

Controllino

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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COTX

Dragino

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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Dusun

EDATEC / EDA-IoT

Embit

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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Finestra (Mimiq)

FreedomFi

Helium (Own brand)

Heltec

Hummingbird

KS Technologies

Linxdot

LongAP

MerryIoT

Midas

Milesight IoT

MNTD / RAK Wireless

Nebra

omSquare

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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OPTION

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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Osprey Electronics (Ingenioius Technology)

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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OXIT

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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Panther

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page. ETA End Jan

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Pisces (GreenPalm)

Polyhex

Proton (Atom)

Pycom

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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ResIOT.io

RisingHF

This Maker has not yet submitted an iOS App for inclusion on this page.

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SenseCAP

SyncroB.it

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

The company is in liquidation and unlikely to release one. Check the Helium Discord for support by other vendors.

Use the "Edit this Page" link at the bottom of this page to submit corrections.

Tektelic

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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TMG

This Maker has not yet submitted an App for inclusion on this page.

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