I got my Core last December and while I love the concept, I have just not been able to build apps reliably. I think now that I have a bad Core and am wondering if that is the case. Here is the list of issues I have seen:
I have never been able to get either the Android app or the IOS app to connect to the Core. The App will hang on Connect and my Mac will not be able to connect to the network on that same Wifi network. Pings to local addresses will timeout as long as the App is still trying to Connect. As soon as it stops trying the pings work again.
So on to the CLI. Being a CLI programmer, this works well, except getting the Serial connection to my Mac works less than half the time. I have to physically connect and disconnect to make this work. I have upgraded to the latest firmware, but still the problems persist.
Flashing via the Web IDE works 20% of the time. This makes getting new programs on the Core very tedious. It does not make a difference if the program is simple or complex, it will fail most of the time. The Core then gets into a state where the D7 Led is on and the RGB led has no color. RST does not work, the Core needs to be Factory reset and I have to start all over again.
I scoured the forum and did not find anyone with all these issues. I would be delighted to port my Sensor+Arduino Ethernet to this platform, but it has been a rough ride so far.
What would you experienced folks suggest ?