Is there any way to use SoftAP as a part of my thermostat project to change temperature set point and other settings or do I have to “roll my own?”
Currently SoftAP is only accessible via Setup/Listening Mode.
So for setting your values you’d need to go into LM, send the data in, store them and drop out of LM back to your code.
It’s doable but maybe not what you’re looking for.
Direct SoftAP access for the application firmware is not due before 0.7.0 (may even 0.8.0)
Keep track of the respective GitHub “issues”
Alternatively you could use the HTTP and mDNS library to host a teeny tiny webpage on your Photon. That should work as well.