Google Clout IoT is very complex to beginners
July 11, 2022

Google Clout IoT is very complex to beginners

Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud IoT

I had to use Google Cloud IoT platform for building a smart home project to interact with entities, mostly Google's Nest thermometer. The third-party software was called Home Assistant, where you can connect IoT devices and automate making a smart home a lot smoother. There is a lot of integration that happens doing it this way but the functionality is very pleasing.
  • Access to several services.
  • Very thorough services.
  • Wide range of functionality.
  • Not beginner friendly.
  • Needs more tutorials and walk throughs on how to get started.
  • Very complicated and unless you know what you are doing you will be lost.
  • Lack of material found on how to do each section / services.
  • Needs to be User friendly.
  • Tutorials need to be easy accessible.
  • A working example needs to be included with each service.
  • The amount of hours to get things integrated is negative.
  • The amount of hours researching how to get devices integrated is negative.
  • Overall the amount of time and effort getting things working has been a negative experience.

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I consider myself very techy and found Google Cloud IoT platform very challenging to manage. The lack of tutorials and discussions to understand how each section works is very challenging. I specifically made a connection after several hours to Google Nest to third-party integration, Home Assistant. Shortly after Google Cloud upgraded to a new version breaking the connection. This was extremely frustrating. No service should take several hours to figure out, in my opinion, if it does, the platform is doing a poor job of making it easy. I'm personally very discouraged any time I ever have to use this platform. It's very hard to find answers.

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