I wanted to know if anyone had experimented with an Android tablet like this one connected directly to a Photon.
I would like the tablet to be connected directly (wired) to my photon by using SPI or I2C ports (or serial?)
What am I after?
What if I’m already developing an Android app that I could reuse in a “local” tablet instead of writing a new GUI on a nextion or 4d display? That would be really cool!
Yes, I understand that my app on my phone will be hitting the Particle Cloud API to interact with the Photon, while the local tablet will need to use a wired connection (like I2C, SPI or serial).
Develop the same app, same look and feel, for a tablet that will boot into kiosk mode into my app, and for the users tablet/phone.
- no need for the user to do the initial configuration of wifi on the photon nor the tablet, they already talk to each other
- I can use the same app for the system on the users phone/tablet, and on the display that comes with the system.
- Same look and feel, less development time since same code (almost the same code, one app will use cloud connection, the other will use serial/local)
- no other software to learn (the display editor software)
So, any ideas around?
If you have the slightest clue about a tablet already sold for this purpose, please let me know in the comments below.
EDIT: @RWB would you have any opinion on this?