I just got an Argon board (my first particle board in general really), setup went fine using the Particle Android app but I don’t want to use the Particle cloud infrastructure as I have my own Google Cloud Platform account I wish to use that I already have some of my home automation stuff on.
Looking through the documentation and some questions on here I gather that using
Connects you to the Particle cloud for device communication and using
communication stays in the mesh network (preferred) and does not go through Particle cloud.
So I have a few questions on how to setup my own network not using the Particle android app.
How can I replicate the setup of the particle app in my own android app (ie. connecting the device to wifi through the app), doing everything through the app was super convenient with not having to go and hard code the wifi credentials on every board when I expand.
What does scanning the 2D barcode do? I know the barcode has information about the boards and Nest uses it in the same way but how/what are they used for?
Do OTA updates (updating your boards code) only work when using the particle cloud infrastructure?