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Changelog

This page collects the recent changes in the nRF Cloud system.

July 2022

This section lists the changes deployed in July 2022.

New features

  • Location requests now use proprietary reliability and accuracy data accumulated from multiple third-party location service vendors. nRF Cloud calculates the fastest and most accurate location based on the best third-party vendor in the device's region.

Enhancements

  • Billing plan downgrade takes effect at the end of the month instead of immediately.
  • Support for EIDs instead of ICCIDs for iBasis SIM cards.
  • Improvements to billing operations in the nRF Cloud portal.
  • LTE devices in the nRF Cloud portal were labeled RSSI (now RSRP).

Bug fixes

  • Removing a team member removed the initiating user instead.
  • Fixed team ownership transfer.
  • User name was not set in the nRF Cloud portal upon account creation.
  • Page crashed on active gateway.

June 2022

This section lists the changes deployed in June 2022.

New features

Billing and plan features introduced:

  • Three billing plans are now offered: Developer, Pro, and Enterprise. Enterprise plans require involvement of Nordic Semiconductor sales personnel.
  • Team owners can change their plan between Developer and Pro. Details for each plan are shown on the Manage plan page.
  • Owners can manage their Pro plan's credit cards and view their payment history.
  • Owners can manage their overage preference and service keys for the proxy location services covered in the Pro plan.
  • Owners can transfer ownership of the team to an admin.
  • Users can track their current estimated usage and costs for the services covered by plans.

Enhancements

  • GNSS fixes provided by devices in PVT format are now supported and displayed on the location map in the nRF Cloud portal. Before, only fixes in NMEA format were supported.
  • Users can enter an iBasis SIM card's ICCID or EID identifier when registering a new one. Before, only the ICCID was allowed.

Bug fixes

  • SIM cards that were added but not verified could not be deleted.
  • Fixed location request routing with mobile network codes (MNCs) with leading zeros.
  • Fixed vendor performance tracking.

Documentation

May 2022

This section lists the changes deployed in May 2022.

New features

  • A new Ground-Fix endpoint for REST, to retrieve the location of the device based on the nearest Wi-Fi access points or LTE towers.

    • This option minimizes the number of requests and can extend battery life for low power devices.
    • It allows devices to send whatever they have and let the Location Service determine the best location based on what the device provides.
    • You can send either or both, using the same formats as with cell or Wi-Fi endpoints. The server returns the best location.
  • Owner role in the Teams feature.

    • Owners have all of the privileges that Admins had before.
    • There can only be one Owner in a team.
    • All existing teams are updated to promote Admins to Owners. If there was more than one Admin on a team, the Admin that was created first has been promoted to Owner.
    • Admins can no longer do the following:
      • Invite users to a team by email address.
      • Cancel an invitation you created before the invitee accepts.
      • Modify team information, such as the name.
      • Delete a team. All associated devices and user relationships are deleted, and any outstanding invitations are rejected.
      • Generate evaluation tokens.

Breaking changes

  • Total field in the ListMessages response:

    • Previously, the ListMessages REST API request returned a total as: "Reflects the total results, not just the total returned by a singular page of results."
    • Due to the migration to a new type of database for scalability and efficiency, the total now shows the total returned by a single page of results, not total results for all pages.
    • The usage of the API has not changed. If there is a pageNextToken in the response, there are more results. Pass this token in your next request to obtain the next page of results.

Enhancements

  • Updated Location Services to support automatic selection of the best vendor for the requested geographic region when doing cell requests.

Bug fixes

  • Full modem FOTA fixes.
  • Proper validation and denial of the + character in firmware version names.
  • Improved reliability of iBasis SIM card activation and removal.

Documentation

  • Added documentation of ground fix endpoint to Wi-Fi and cellular tutorials for Location Services.
  • Expanded instructions for FOTA updates through the REST API.
  • Added MDM_FULL to firmware types.