Our Electrons were all down too. They all lost connection with the particle cloud around 7pm pst. Cellular was fine but all were just slow blinking cyan, not the fast blink. Everything came back four hours later at 11pm.
I wonder how that affected data usage, being able to connect to cellular but trying in vain over and over again to get to the particle cloud. This thread being the perfect opportunity to discuss how to handle this type of situation gracefully in our code and make our product better and more robust.
Just using automatic mode made all my electrons flash cyan until finally it failed with two yellow/orange flashes and then start all over again every few minutes. This eats battery power and maybe even data. Is there a better/different way to exit this situation early and save both power and data?
On my photons I scan for the desired access point and go back to sleep if it’s not there. If it is I connect and then timeout the particle connection after 15-20 seconds if the particle cloud seems unreachable. How does one scan for the cellular connection or access point using an electron?