I am trying to switch to Imp from Particle. I’ve had it with their cellular issues and overall lack of stability.
I purchased two imp006s to start out, to see how hard it will be to replace my highly refined Particle Boron controller code. It’s a big task to redo this and I hate Squirrel compared to Arduino/C.
I’m "imp"ressed with the device so far.
However, all my Particle Borons connect straight to mqtt and I am disappointed this does not appear to be possible yet on imp:
I need to not have to sign up for some bothersome, onerous, and annoying account on Azure. I just want out-of-the-box functional mqtt like Particle offers me.
Is this possible?
How can I proceed? I take it we can’t use MQTT on the agent either?
Thank you for your help as I make a decision whether to use imp + Particle or to totally phase out and trash all my Particle. For me, reliability and stability (i.e., not necessarily 100% uptime, but not ever entering states of permanent disconnectivity requiring manual servicing) is my #1 priority. I am not looking to do anything fancy. I only upload small binary packets (<200 bytes) every minute from UART to the internet using MQTT. That’s all I need. I use a separate Teensy microcontroller for the actual sensor interfacing and I just need an LTE board that will give me stable, usable cellular (it would be a huge plus if we could get input-capture-register-using FreqMeasureMulti-equivalent library for imp006 but that’s a separate topic).