[SOLVED]Error: expected primary-expression before '.' token after switching to spark.process()

I had a program running on my spark/particle a few months ago, and it compiled without issue using the online IDE. I recently received a couple photons and when I tried to flash the same code, I got the message that SPARK_WLAN_Loop() was deprecated. So I made the following change:

//while(!Serial.available()) SPARK_WLAN_Loop();
  while(!Serial.available()) spark.process();

I now get

error: expected primary-expression before ‘.’ token

Any ideas? The only answers I found from this forum had something to do with gcc versions and how an array was formatted. It didn’t seem to apply to my code.

thanks in advance

Nevermind; I didn’t capitalize the Spark.process()