I’m excited to apply the use-case teased in the Kickstarter video showing a car’s (or the driver’s phone) causing lights in the house to turn on when approached, but while reading your reference documentation I didn’t see APIs for these kinds of things yet. It looks so easy in the video
Do you have any advice on available APIs for recognizing other device addresses and their distance? Is there something better than SNR ratio or power guessing like a GPS-to location beacon mode for your devices that only your other devices can hear? Or a clever way of receiving that can measure signal reflections or determine rough direction? “I heard it ping in my left ear 10% stronger than in my right ear.” I suppose that’d need a couple of antennas.
It’d be great if recognized devices were stored in the cloud library like the “Your Photons” list available in the IDE. That’d make setting up a second (or third) Bluz chip to recognize the family car easier. New projects started months later can quickly reference your other established stuff, old projects can easily talk to new stuff.
Can IDs be cloned? I would think so, which would imply that recognition requires connection to validate keys.
Keep up the good work, and thanks for dreaming about the IoT. Having super-long battery life with internet connectivity is incredible. It’s a lot of fun, and you’re helping make it great.