Particle photon vs ESP 32


#21

Thanks for your reply@mikemoy. I am quite comfortable with vscode and setting up c++ projects.

My question was more in reference to the cloud backend. OTA updates and device management to be precise.


#22

PlatformIO has that built in. With VGDB, you will need to simply add OTA to your project from the examples folder from espressif


#23

It seems to me that in the IoT world, open source tends to be one of the driving factors. Would it not be sufficient to just allow enough info about the manner in which particle uses the mesh networking that others can write open-source libraries for esp32 to work with it? And/or offer an ESP32 library yourselves to increase the functionality of your devices by way of their ability to interact with other devices?


#24

I used ESP32 and 8266 with Arduino IDE and the 8266 is a bit more stable than the
ESP32 But for the most part I scrapped the Esp32 for home automation. Too many
WiFi problems hoop jumping like SPIFFS a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W just works right
out of the box. I’m tempted to try Particle.IO, its not about cheap HW its about stable
reliable HW and SW. Arduino was great in the day for Atmel UNO’s but the chineese
have dumped and flooded the market with junk ESP32 unreliable HW that super cheap
and the board support package are hobby quality at best.