I’m working on a commercial product for the smart home market.
As I was not into the IoT market before, I have found in Particle a very powerful and easy way to prototype.
But now I have to define If I stick on Particle or not to work on the final prototype before industrialisation.
Pros : No need to rebuilt the embedded software from scratch, rapid time to market using a P0 or P1 chips, I really love Cloud suite (very easy to manage devices and interconnect with APIs)
Cons : Chips are >10$ and Cloud also seems expensive to me (~ 20$ for 5 years use /device). Particle OS is only available in combination with Particle hardware.
The perfect solution for me would be to start commercializing a product with Particle, but being able to switch to another embbed software & cloud in case of product success for lowering the costs.
–> Problem is, it seems a bad idea to maintain 2 OS/Software versions of the same product in parallel.
–> Is there possibilities to migrate a product based on Particle to another OS if needed ?
What do you think ?
Thank you for your help !