So…building native apps for iOS and Android has always been beyond my capability. Therefore, I’ve been somewhat stuck with the thought of creating a mass market product. My work around has been to create simple web pages that interact with Particle and/or the cloud service (Grovestreams) I’ve been using or use an app such as NetIO for interaction.
However, I recently came across bubble.is and have been amazed at how easily and well I’ve been able to create web apps that run on any browser and can interact directly with Particle devices via the bubble API Connector (both Particle.variable() and Particle.function()).
There’s a bit of a learning curve (or I’m just thick-skulled), but there are several tutorials both on the site and a couple of udemy.com that bring the platform within reach of the masses. I believe they indicate that generating native apps is on their roadmap and this will make the offering even more appealing. I’m not affiliated with them in any fashion other than a newbie user who’s pretty pleased with what I’ve been able to accomplish. This tool, together with the Particle SoftAP code open all kinds of possibilities.
FWIW, I think it’s worth a looksie if you need to develop an interface for your Particle device(s).