Blynk 2.0 + WifiManager

Well finally taking the plunge into BLYNK 2.0, and I will have to admit it is not as straight forward as I was hoping.

Does the old method of using:

  bool result = Blynk.connect();

still work with this new version?

I am having trouble getting my first device up and running with my old WifiManager code.

Nevermind, I figured it out.

Had the

#define BLYNK_TEMPLATE_ID             ""
#define BLYNK_DEVICE_NAME             ""

in the wrong spot.

I put them before the library declarations and it now seems to be working.

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BTW why are you not using the built in feature of 2.0 to provide credentials ?

not sure if it is blocking or not. I need the device to function with or without wifi.

If the device boots without wifi it should continue to function, if wifi is lost the device should continue to function.

maybe I can look into this a bit more, but at this point I am struggling to get a virtual led to even light/change colors.

I will have to say the learning curve is a bit steeper than the original version of blynk. I feel sorry for people who are not really into iot stuff. The days of learning to “blynk” an led in 2 minutes are gone.

Im debating if all this time is worth it, or if I should be looking for a new platform.

It seems like a lot of work just to open my garage door from my phone. LOL (I do have some other project, but all are quite basic)

First everyone was all in a hurry for 2.0, now everyone wants 1.0 back. Guess we should have been careful what we wished for.

VIVA BLYNK 1.0!!! It will be missed.


I am the first one to wish for blynk 1.0
I agree to all the points you mentioned above.
Without creating a data stream from the web dashboard the app is just a junk… if i am not wrong. This is how things worked for me, when i first setup the blynk 2.0.

And many widgets wont work or placed on the web dashboard.

Widgets provided in the free version :man_facepalming:t2: SO MANY !!!