Particle Tools Changelog


#36

4/24/2017 Google Maps Integration

Particle and Google Maps can now be used in tandem to easily find and track the location of Particle devices without the need for any additional hardware. Wi-Fi or Cellular networks are collected by a Particle device, and sent to Google’s Geolocation API in exchange for latitude/longitude coordinates.

You can enable the integration from the Particle Console:

Check out the tutorial for details on how to get started. To visualize your devices coordinates, check out the open source visualization app provided by the Google Maps team.

Happy Building!


#37

April 27th 2017: Firmware v0.6.2-rc.2

Hey friends! We have released a new pre-release firmware v0.6.2-rc.2. Available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

This release addresses one Bug fix and a new Feature:

  • [PR #1311] [Implements CH1537] [Electron] Added support for Twilio SIMs by default in system firmware.
  • [PR #1310] Fixes a error when <algorithm> has already been included before the math.h header. Now we only include math.h when Arduino compatibility is requested. (math.h was not included in 0.6.0).

#38

May 3rd 2017: Firmware v0.6.2

Hey friends! We have released a new default firmware v0.6.2. Available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

This release addresses one very important Enhancement / Bug fix, and a new Feature

  • [PR #1311] [Implements CH1537] [Electron] Added support for Twilio SIMs by default in system firmware.
  • [PR #1283] [Implements #1278] Restores 0.6.0-style Arduino compatibility by default, full Arduino compatibility when including Arduino.h
  • [PR #1310] Fixes a error when <algorithm> has already been included before the math.h header. Now we only include math.h when Arduino compatibility is requested. (math.h was not included in 0.6.0).

#39

5/18/2017: Web-based Photon setup

Right now, the way that most users set up their Photon is through the mobile app. Some people don’t have smartphones or they are not willing to install a new app.

How can we make the setup process more accessible? By enabling setting up a Photon through the setup.particle.io website. The process is as easy-to-follow as the one in the app, and it is filled with hints & instructions.


#40

6/6/2017: Console: Publish an event

You can now publish an event (docs) through Console. This update also includes some improvements to the Events page (the old Logs page).


#41

June 29th 2017: Firmware v0.7.0-rc.1

Hey friends! We have released a new pre-release firmware v0.7.0-rc.1. Available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

This is a BIG release that has a lot of great new Features, Enhancements & Bug Fixes

  • [Photon/P1] WPA Enterprise support added! [Docs]
  • [Photon/P1/Electron] DFU transfer speeds increased! v100 bootloader is now 41% faster than v7 and 60% faster than the latest v11.
  • System firmware now restores public server key and server address if missing
  • Added CRC checking to the Electron DCD & Photon/P1 DCT implementation so that write errors are detected. Added a critical section around flash operations and around DCD/DCT operations to make them thread safe.
  • Fixes possible corruption of event data in multi-threaded firmware
  • Use backup registers instead of DCD/DCT to store system flags to avoid chance of a DCD/DCT corruption
  • Improves stability of TCP server implementation

See the full changelog here


Bug Bounty: Electron not booting after battery discharges completely
#42

July 14th 2017: Firmware v0.7.0-rc.2

Hey friends! We have released a new pre-release firmware v0.7.0-rc.2. Available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

This is mostly an important bug fix for some known issues with 0.7.0-rc.1

  • See major features, enhancements above in 0.7.0-rc.1 release notes.

See the full changelog here for the fixes


#43

8/11/2017: Console: Ping a device

See if your device is online by pinging it. Available on the device show page (click on any device from the devices table). This should be useful especially for Electrons.

Happy pinging!


#44

Aug 15th 2017: Firmware v0.7.0-rc.3

A new pre-release firmware v0.7.0-rc.3 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

The changelog is short, so here it is! :smile:

DEPRECATED API

[PR #1365] Beginning with 0.8.0 release, Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() methods will require event scope to be specified explicitly. Please update your apps now to include the event scope to avoid compilation errors in >=0.8.0.

BUGFIX

[PR #1362] [Fixes #1360] Fixed SoftAP HTTP usage hard faulting in 0.7.0-rc.1 and 0.7.0-rc.2

Be sure to read the full collection of notes in the changelog.


We want 0.7.0 to be rock solid and as bug-free as possible so please let us know if you find any issues.


#45

Aug 29th 2017: particle device doctor

The CLI release 1.24.0 adds a new device doctor command that resets many settings on a device to bring it back to health.

Update the CLI with npm install -g particle-cli

Run particle device doctor with a device connected over USB and follow the prompts.

The CLI documentation lists all the settings that the Doctor resets.

A :particle: a day keeps the Device Doctor away!


Photon flashes white then blinks blue
Bug Bounty: Electron not booting after battery discharges completely
#46

8/12/2017: Web IDE: Added Go to line when showing errors

Happy :no_entry_sign::beetle::exclamation:


#47

Firmware Release 0.5.5

Hey everyone! 0.5.5 firmware is released. The primary change is a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability. Particle Firmware Updates Thread


#48

Firmware Release 0.6.3

Hey everyone! 0.6.3 firmware is released. The primary change is a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability. Particle Firmware Updates Thread


#49

Console Webhook UI improvements

The webhook editor in the Console has a fresh coat of paint! See details in this forum thread.


#50

January 8th 2018: Firmware Release 0.8.0-rc.1


#51

January 16th 2018:

Web Setup for Photon now works on Safari and Edge browsers.


Using Soft AP example - can't connect to HTTP
#52

February 7th 2018: Firmware release 0.7.0-rc.7


#53

March 23rd 2018:

Who likes surprise features right before the weekend? We do!
You can now download your Web IDE app sources as a ZIP file! :raised_hands:


#54

March 23rd 2018:

Rate limits on webhooks and integrations are no more!


#55

March 26th 2018: Firmware v0.7.0

A new Default Release Firmware v0.7.0 is available now on https://build.particle.io for Core/Photon/P1/Electron.

Be sure to read the full collection of notes Particle Firmware Updates Thread.