Hello Blynk community
I did a quick search on the blynk forum and did find this question posed once, sometime last year:
I do not require access to the server since i am using a BLE connection type and i noticed that the sketch on my hardware still transmits to the app when i remove the internet connection which tells me that to keep the app running i also do not need a connection to the server. All this being said, is there a work around to the connection link mentioned in the post above i.e. Hardware <– BT/BLE –> App <– internet –> Server? Some of the functions i came across in my searches looked promising, such as the blynk.config() and blynk.disconnect(), but i could not find any deeper explanation as to how these worked as the docs seemed somewhat vague. From what i have read, the first obstacle will be to somehow store the app created on blynk onto the phone that the blynk app is running on, and then persuade the blynk app to load the created app from the phone? or if the phone’s memory, or an SD card connected to the phone, acts as local server of sorts?
I am not sure if there are plans in place that are looking into this since blynk seems to be providing more support for the BT/BLE connetion type. This would be very useful because it sort of defeats the purpose of designing hardware to operate on BLE/BT only to still need an internet connection to interact with the hardware.