Can you please help me clearly see the differences between the Wemos D1 and a Particle Photon? There are tons of IoT boards out there with various features… sifting through them for differences, pros, cons, etc. is laborious. The differences I see are:
Photon: simple OTA update/flash, dashboard to see all your devices, well documented API, built-in pub/sub, a couple more GPIO pins, ~$20USD+shipping.
Wemos D1: pub/sub via MQTT, vast selection of Arduino libraries available, very fast, $4 (shipping included).
It feels like the Wemos is MUCH more “roll your own”, but the cost keeps attracting me (esp important since I’ve burned out 2 Photons in development already).
Anything I missed? I appreciate your feedback!