So I got the internet button kit (with photon) hoping to interest a family member in learning ifttt.com programming.
But - very disappointed in the the product.
It is impossible to get the smartphone app to connect to it.
I need that so it works in new WiFi setups, but my home network does not work (the app just times out) and I tried some other friends’ homes/networks too, no luck.,
I can use the USB install method, and install node.js and use the command-line interface.
But that is totally out of question for most people.
I feel suckered - the blurb for this product in particle.io says this works for the non-tech nerds, but it clearly is not so.
Are there any tips anyone can offer? I wish particle.io would update their pages - stop saying this is an easy to use product - mention that the app does not work most of the time, and the command line interface and installing node.js is required.
For now, this is just another door-stop… so sad.