Think of this app as a handheld screwdriver - it is useful for lots of basic things, but can't do anything fancy. I'm a fan of what particle has done overall, and the app is a handy tool. That being said, don't expect to be developing on the go with this. Flashing the Tinker firmware from the Android app causes the board to crash (although that's supposedly in work to be fixed). There's no IDE in the app. has a console interface to see what the board is doing. the app works but could do more.
8 people found this review helpful
I like the idea of the app so far however I'm unable to use. For my phone I am able to select add my device and see my photon. The setup process goes smoothly however once it's complete I receive the message saying my device is now connected. After continuing from that screen I'm brought back to my devices and it says I have no devices. The setup so far is frustrating and I would really like it to work.
3 people found this review helpful
Particle Industries, Inc.
February 15, 2019
Thanks for letting us know about this issue. Sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience!
Version 2.3.11 of the app fixes this issue and will be available to you by the evening of today, Feb 15th. If you have a better experience, we hope you'll consider updating your review & rating!
Perfect. I was worried about setup because of all the negative reviews but for me it was great. I used a samsung A7 (2018) and the Boron / Xenon were connected to a mains usb not a computer. The account setup and module setup for all 4 units was finished and working in under 15 minutes without any problems. Easyiest and smoothest setup I ever had. Spark works well too. Good job on the App, excellent products all round.
4 people found this review helpful