When Xenon units are connected to a gateway, do they interact with the cloud via a special method or via traditional commands? ie, is the gateway just a transparent gateway and the xenon nodes ‘think’ they are web connected or will we need to do some sort of Particle.mesh.write() type thing?
Great question. We will be creating new “local” Particle primitives that are comparable to our Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() commands that will allow devices to manage the scope of their interactions to just devices within the local network, or to all devices within your Particle account on other networks.
So, a little of both – they will still be OTA-able and targetable from within the Console as though they were directly connected, but will leverage new Particle firmware APIs and primitives that properly support the mesh use case (local networks / sleepy devices)