Spark is now Particle!

We have changed our name to Particle!

Check it out here!

http://blog.particle.io/2015/05/13/spark-is-now-particle/

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Mind Blowing!

So many “Spark Core” references out on the interweb…

***“Particle Core”***… ***“Particle Photon”***… ***“Particle Electron”***… it’s gonna be hard to hammer into my lexicon, but as a HUGE fan, heck, I’ll change my name to Sally if you guys thought it would help!!!

Congrats on the new moniker and I hope it brings in a lot of products, fun (and financing!!!).

Hooray!!!

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Congrats on the name change!

I have to admit, when I first saw the Core on Kick starter I thought Spark was related to SparkFun. So the name makes since!

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I would have found ya’ll faster if I didn’t spend a month confusing you with sparkfun.

I like the new name.

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Oh man… I just got my spark tee’s 3 days ago! Maybe they will become a collectors item one day when :spark: particle takes over the world

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Sorry, I couldn’t resist playing with the change of the name from Spark to Particle.

Spark
 par
 Par
 Particle

From now on, I’m calling it “Sparkticle”.

Okay, not really. :wink:

Right now, I’m just looking forward to receiving my Photons and Electrons. Maybe there will be some Neutrons in our future. After that… Neutrinos, Quarks, Muons, Bosons…?

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The API change somehow broke my website - it reported an expired token. Was it just coincidence?
Creating a new token did not solve the problem so I had to also switch over to ‘api.particle.io

Sooo… I just need to replace spark.io to particle.io on the API side? Do I need to reupload the sketches? What about the CLI? Still spark list?

the CLI is now particle-cli :slight_smile:

Version 1.5.0 is available on NPM as we speak. Once you install it (npm install -g particle-cli), you will be able to use it just as you would the spark command, but instead via the particle command!

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Hi Markus — It must just be a coincidence. I just verified that if I use a valid (not expired) access token, it works seamlessly against either api.spark.io or api.particle.io with identical results.

Take a look at our API docs for listing all your access tokens, and double check requests with a few of them against both domain names. If you still see problems, don’t hesitate to post again.

Cheers! :smile:
Zachary

Hacking away on Maker Faire demos…

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I like the new name. Obviously you guys have been preparing for this name change for some time. The name change helps me - there is a big company in NZ called “Spark” which caused people here some confusion. Good job.

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Thanks @philipq! Yeah, Spark NZ was one of the reasons we decided to make the change.

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If I were to use a Particle device to talk to Apache Wave, would that be wave-particle duality?

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One aspect of the name change which makes things more difficult for me is when doing google searches.

searches for things related to “particle photon” give a lot physics based results mixed in. google seems to have sorted “spark core” so that it mostly finds what I am looking for - with some Apache Spark search results thrown in.

A more unique name like temboo would have made life easier for internet searches.
I guess it will get better (except if you are into particle physics :smile: ) once google gets with the program and puts all the physics results at the end.

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