I working on retrofitting an existing consumer product and have been working with different concepts. One of those is using a Particle.io Photon and the existing cloud ecosystem.
This is by far the most elegant concept since there already is a ecosystem and the work needed for all the other concepts is a lot more compared to the photon-based solution.
There are however some concerns I have when using Photon or Particle.io:
What about security? Is the cloud secure? What kind of security features is Particle.io using?
Is long-term availability of the cloud guaranteed? What will happen if Particle.io will be shut down (I don’t hope that this will happen - not at all)
Are Photon Modules reliable in a consumer product? Does anyone have some feedback on long-term usage in consumer product?
Does anyone have experience on long-term commercial projects or has developed such a product?
I can’t answer all of your questions but what I can tell you is, the whole Particle.io platform is open source! So effectively you can build your own ‘Private’ cloud hosted in your own data centre on your own servers etc
Thank you @Moors7 for those detailed informations! I will read through them by the end of the day! All in all my experience so far is that Photon is really reliable - Even the GSM-Connectivity on the Electron is very good. Over here we have some areas which aren’t covered with GSM network and I drove through them, having an Electron with external antenna on a seat - And the connection hasn’t dropped at all! Very very promising!