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Blynk

White-label IoT platform with mobile apps

4.81/5 (1,026 reviews)

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Blynk Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Blynk's features:

Johan V.

Blink is easy

2019-03-09

Amazing how easy it is to build your own IOT, compared to the competitive solution from big vendors.

Pros

EAST of use Great documentation Good support Easy to publish your own app

Cons

No entry level subscription No data analytics/AI/machine learning

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, myself only employees)

Best IoT Solution for Arduino

2019-03-13

Useful App, User-friendly, Works well for beginners and expert, easy and effective to use with Arduino, NodeMCU and ESP8266, helps alot in completing DIY arduino projects , amazing to work with great platform for quick IoT applications.

Pros

Open-Source,User-friendly, easy to configure and work with, Wifi Enable, best for small application level development.

Cons

App freezing continuously , Breakable time, Longer time to fetch and visualize real time data from sensors, Energy Balance issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Han v.

Blynk, ready to develope your own IoT

2019-03-09

Some fast tests for remote controlling, collecting data of use of tools, locating and visualizing the transferring time

Pros

Easy to use software with some tutorials and library

Cons

The sampling rate of the live chart is a bit slow for some purposes

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mudssar A.

IOT, Live interaction with devices with Blynk

2020-05-26

overall for home IOT system blynk is best, blynk is not recommnded for industrial use, support is limited i.e forum is availabe, but it takes time to get users/moderators respond.

Pros

Very easy pre programmed scripts almost for every projects available or little modification required, secured and reliablilty in connection. smooth and easy interfaces like button,guages and charts.

Cons

Large data cant be exported from blynk, in blynk local server database and data is hard to found, MQTT configuration is missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Blynk


Thanks for the review.

Blynk app is designed for prototyping and personal use. Commercial apps and configuration provides more data storage, MQTT. Also, when you sign up for commercial plan, you get a technical support from Blynk Team within 24-48 hours
Commercial version of the platform offers

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Nateq B.

Awesome IOT platform for fast prototypes

2019-03-09

It provides great data logging options with charts through its cloud which makes long term monitoring much easier.

Pros

The app features drag and drop, sleek UI, tabs, charts with historical data, etc..that makes it easy for anyone without programming knowledge to apply IOT and even create complex systems right from the blynk platform.

Cons

Limited compatibility options with different types of hardware. But it works well with the most popular ones.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Martin A. O.

Made my shop heeting control over one weekend.

2019-03-10

Just drag-drop UI build.

Pros

FAST and easy to build phone app and connect to device.

Cons

No webinterface to complement the phone app.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, myself only employees)

Best Solution for Home based IOT

2019-03-09

I've deployed several Arduino sensors based on ESP8266 mainly for environment monitoring and can easily monitor all the dat from these sensors.

Pros

Easy to use and configure, Great professional look of the dashboards, no trining needed it is easy to create your first IOT project.

Cons

Only an iPhone based UI, no "zoomed" UI for iPads

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Networking company, 51-200 employees)

Blynk review

2019-03-09

Monitoring environmental data

Pros

Easy implementation and friendly environment

Cons

How to Videos in you tube. Seems too simple

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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MICHIAKI Y.

Easy Programming.

2019-04-12

Pros

I liked that it was very easy to exchange data using a virtual port.

Cons

The point I like in this software is that you can create an app menu by combining parts like a scratch language.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Alan A.

Blynk IoT platform

2019-03-09

Great for creating quick and simple IoT dashboards but also has features for those more complex projects.

Pros

Very simple to get up and running, easy drag and drop interface.

Cons

Some minor things - projects are ordered by the creation data. When you have a large number of projects they can’t be re-ordered so scrolling through them is a pain.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mehedi kawsar N.

Blynk review

2019-05-02

when i see the software , first time i'm really impress about this feature. so easy to use. just necessary component drag down and input data set for the component . but some issue i did't like , like as processing is some difficult .

Pros

easy to program any arduino ,very usefull for electronics lovers .

Cons

Android phone controlled arduino. easyar to use, than other application . i love it .

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Werner B.

Great environment to realize my home automation projects

2019-03-09

Pros

Very strong to illustrate data vs time.

Cons

Not yet convienient to illustrate table based data or defined time period based data. but may come in the future.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergey D.

Blynk for home temperature and humidity

2019-03-18

Temperature and humidity using arduino nano, SIM800L and dht22

Pros

Very easy and clear to start working with it.

Cons

May be table with data (.csv) sending to my Email consist of raw data that hard to process.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom M.

IoT made easy!

2019-03-09

My job consists of being on the sea a lot and having consistent, reliable, real time (15 min increment) measurements provides me with a piece of mind for the upcoming weather at a quick glance on my mobile phone.

Pros

Took no time at all to set up, coding the sensor output takes longer!

Cons

No complaints, feature rich, reliable.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauro d.

Best app for IoT

2019-05-02

It was really the simplest to integrate and put my designs to run quickly with stability.

Pros

Very simple to perform integrations, stable and simple to use

Cons

Expand chart options and Multi languages

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hassan R.

Smooth, Simple & Fast

2019-03-15

Everything from the beautifully designed UI to the long range of features make it an incredible companion for all IOT'ers out there.

Pros

Everything from precise data tracking to the easy setup

Cons

I would love to see the Example Browser expand and become more powerful with abilities like error checking

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Muhammad Arifur R.

Controlling IoT devices has never been easier

2019-03-09

I've been using Blynk to capture data from an atmospheric pressure sensor that is interfaced with an arduino for my research project.

Pros

It also adds and updates new devices.

Cons

The payment system to use Blynk is a little odd. It would've been better if there was a onetime premium purchase option.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Fuat A.

Useful and Easy IoT

2019-03-10

I am using Blynk for home to remote lightings.

Pros

Integration with security Easy setup and controlling Mobile app support Costless for basic IoT systems Reliability Customer support Big community

Cons

Web dashboard would be good Customer supporters would support other languages, too.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 10001+ employees)

Easy to create Iot frontend proyotypes

2019-07-21

I user to test diferents Iot boards ( but mainly esp8266) and create notifications for trigger( time, temperatura and relay state).

Pros

Very easy to create a beautiful app on your mobile by Just drag and drop components.

Cons

The storage and interfaces with REST for example to use other APIs. Lack of interface with desktops.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hendra K.

My students love IoT because Of Blynk

2019-03-09

Blynk help me make my learning material very easy

Pros

Sometimes I use blynk also for my personal use because of its data transfer speed

Cons

The free package should add more battery meter to give people who just learn about IoT can have deeper understanding

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lutz S.

Using Blynk as a means to remotely chart environmental data and to control a plant watering system

2019-03-09

Remotely I can monitor environmental data about the plants and if needed intervene e.g. with additional watering.

Pros

Blynk is a comprehensive IoT communication tool which allows to easily interact with a huge variety of hardware modules that are available on the market.

Cons

There is not much to say about the communication part. Perhaps the choices of GUI elements could be arranged a bit more comprehensive but then again, with open source concept one is easily able to adapt to ones own special cases.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kurt B.

Found their way

2019-03-09

Pros

Ease of getting data hosted and building dashboard.

Cons

Previously it was the lack of support and limited protocols.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)

A great way to make an interface for your IoT project

2019-03-11

Pros

Drag and drop UI development with simple project integration.

Cons

The UI is a little ugly at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Guido B.

easiest way to build an IoT app on the go!

2019-03-09

It helps us during rapid prototyping and hackathons to serve the value of an idea - followed by to potential to make it a real app ... from validaton to rollout!

Pros

no coding 😎 (well almost no coding, except sending sensor data via a simple „print“ to the cloud) - great visual gauges, charts, tabs ... so you build quickly impactful apps giving IoT a brilliant face, incl. actions (button, integration, etc) - have you tried the console feature for debugging of your embedded devices?

Cons

- the only restrictions comes when you expect to build complex workflows ... but maybe you want offload this to webservice 😁

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jay A.

Riding the wave of pre-build app platforms, Blynk is a leader in it's space.

2019-10-03

It allows us to prototype, design, and delivery mobile iOT apps super quick and with a high degree of quality.

Pros

- Love the Drag and Drop UI creator - Lots of great features and extensions - Fully hosted cloud solution as well - Awesome free plan to really work out the details of your app

Cons

- Enterprise level apps are pretty expensive - Documentation could use a lot of love - Learning curve is a bit steep when you get started

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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