For some reason every time I open the app my terminal is blank. Not sure if this is something I am doing wrong, or if this is how it is in the new version. The data shows in the terminal if the app is open, but if it is closed or if I close and reopen it, the data is gone.
With the previous BLYNK I would just use a Blynk.virtualWrite, but I was not sure if this was still the way to do it with BLYNK 2.0. So I followerd the DOCS
I assume that it was migrated to give some ‘starting point’ widgets in Blynk IoT.
I’m not aware of any reliability issues.
The terminal widget doesn’t retain its history when you navigate away from the app, but as far as I’m aware it does reliably display any data sent to it when it has the focus.
I guess it depends on what your use-case is for the widget
For me, I’ve only ever used it as a way of displaying serial output when remotely debugging devices, and for that situation it works fine.
I think the bigger gap in functionality comes from having no Table widget, and a limit of 100 events (which could be uses as an alternative) per day.
OK maybe a bad choice of word… it does not retain it’s history. You may use it as a debugging device, however my user case is somewhat different. I use it to track power usage day by day and on a month to month basis and display the info on a Billing TAB.