The format allows sending arbitrary objects (like in JSON).
A smaller body means less data transmited and an energy saving which makes the format very interesting for battery powered devices.
Using msgpack with thethings.iO
You can use msgpack with http/s by adding the header Content-type
At the moment we don't offer full support to message pack.
- The MQTT, CoAP and Websocket can't be encoded in msgpack (we are working on that).
- Due to our backend it is not possible to encode/decode binary 0xC4-0xC6.
Said that if your project needs these features please contact us.