So - we have an embedded product shipping to non and semi-technical customers. We’d very much like to avoid requiring use of an app to change Wifi credentials. e.g. someone’s mom or dad gets the product, and they use a flip phone. Or product goes to a market where smartphones are rare. What then?
I saw from this thread: Webpages on Photon / SoftAP and the excellent work of @mebrunet that via modified firmware the Photon can display a simple SoftAP webpage to show available networks, and lets the client select one. Perfect!
I saw a note from @ido saying that “Yep, we added this feature request to the mobile apps backlog”.
So my questions are
- any progress on this feature? Seems pretty ‘core’ (Ha! Oh man that was terrible. Sorry…) to creating sleek deployments.
- if NO progress on this - are there any known issues with using @mebrunet 's method on the latest firmware as of 2/7/16? e.g. does it break anything…
Thanks very much for your replies, everyone. We’re getting close to shipping a batch of 1st generation devices to… actual customers… so we’re trying to get ahead of the ‘arbitrary wifi network’ problem.