I can unfortunately not find a definitive answer to this question on the forums, nor on the References.
For the company I’m working at we are looking into setting out a series of prototypes to users in the field. We want people to have a small device with them and a smartphone app that they can control the device with. They will use it outdoor (n = 50 to n = 300)
I would like the smartphone app to communicate to a Photon driving the device directly. This is crucial, since we are often outdoors, there is no opportunity for ‘connecting to an SSID’. Also, we do not want to bother our use population with ‘connecting the photon to whatever WiFi you at’. I am interested in using the Photon because I have good experience with them in other projects.
I see a lot of replies by ‘mdma’ in various topics that this feature was ‘soon to be implemented’, which were all in either 2015 or 2016. Mentioning things like ‘direct photon to photon communication’ or ‘wifi direct support’.
I would like to know if this is possible.
EDIT: Does it work by using WiFi.listen() in combination with the system thread? So that it creates a SoftAP and I can make smartphone apps connect to it and exchange data? Or is this not feasible / another way?