i’m pretty new with the product and i’m still tinkering if i should buy it or not.
My main project will have to handle push notifications (apple and google), sensors and few other stuff. Since it will be an IoT project i’m looking around to see what the market can offer me.
My first question is why ST itself is just selling modules like SPWFxxxx where you are forced to use a board (you can’t flash a firmware on the wifi module itself from what i know).
The second question is if the particle cloud/API is a constraint you can’t avoid. Can i completely cut it off? For Android/iOS and the Photon itself.
As i said i will implement push notifications and i would like to handle GET requests myself (with ssl/tls) rather then be forced to use Particle API/cloud.
The main reason is that i would like to keep it as simple and as portable as i can so i can’t rely on Particle for this.