I've been working through the projects for the Opla kit. Invariably, I get to the point where I have created a Thing, attached the board, put in the network info, completed the sketch, verified the sketch and then the upload fails.
Often I get "Type Error: Failed to Fetch" and then a message on the IoT editor screen about needing to have the Create Agent running to load over USB. The Create agent seems to come and go (I am using Chrome Browser on Windows 10). Sometimes if I keep trying either (a) the board disappears from the editor tool bar above the sketch; (b) The editor toolbar above the sketch starts reporting an Over the Air connection and tries to do an OTA upload which always fails; 0r (c) it just starts working after I reinstall the Create Agent several times.
Today (c) did not happen, but I switched over to the full editor and the sketch verified and uploaded, serial monitor showed status and data and WiFi connection - but couldn't connect to the Arduino cloud. Tried verify/upload again - this time it worked.
There seem to be a lot of similar observations and mentions of updates being pushed to the IoT cloud or the Create Agent and asking if it works now.
Is there somewhere to check status of the Arduino/IoT cloud, kinda like the downforeveryoneorjustme.com sites?
This is not reliable enough to be useful at this point.