theThings.IO CoAP API uses the Constrained Application Protocol. This is a software protocol intended to be used in very simple electronics devices that allows them to communicate interactively over the Internet. CoAP is designed to translate to HTTP for simplified integration with the web. This includes ThingWrite, ThingRead, Activate and more. The API is a service that allows you to store and share real-time data generated by your Internet-connected things and provides a way for things to store real-time data that is visualize through theThings.IO dashboard. thethings.iO is a enterprise platform and a Internet of Things solution.