ESP8266 aREST Down?

Hi there, I have used the aREST platform for the ESP8266 (found here) and it worked, but now it doesn’t. If you upload the following code to a NodeMCU it will say the usual “Attempting MQTT connection…Connected to” but when you type the URL ( in the browser it will spin and eventually timeout.

  This a simple example of the aREST Library for the ESP8266 WiFi chip.
  This example illustrate the cloud part of aREST that makes the board accessible from anywhere
  See the README file for more details.

  Written in 2015 by Marco Schwartz under a GPL license.

// Import required libraries
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <PubSubClient.h>
#include <aREST.h>

// Clients
WiFiClient espClient;
PubSubClient client(espClient);

// Create aREST instance
aREST rest = aREST(client);

// Unique ID to identify the device for
char* device_id = "unique_device_id";

// WiFi parameters
const char* ssid = "your_wifi_network_name";
const char* password = "your_wifi_network_password";

// Variables to be exposed to the API
int temperature;
int humidity;

// Functions
void callback(char* topic, byte* payload, unsigned int length);

void setup(void)
  // Start Serial

  // Set callback

  // Init variables and expose them to REST API
  temperature = 24;
  humidity = 40;

  // Give name & ID to the device (ID should be 6 characters long)

  // Connect to WiFi
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
  Serial.println("WiFi connected");

  // Set output topic
  char* out_topic = rest.get_topic();


void loop() {

  // Connect to the cloud


// Handles message arrived on subscribed topic(s)
void callback(char* topic, byte* payload, unsigned int length) {

  rest.handle_callback(client, topic, payload, length);


The aREST status page says everything is up and running, but I am almost 100% sure that someone is wrong with their servers because I’ve uploaded tried-and-tested code on multiple NodeMCU’s and all of them say they’re connected to the cloud but I can’t read data from any of them.

Any ideas? Thanks!