just trying to get my first written app to my tidbyt.
I first tried it with pixlet push with an installationID but providing an installationID does not seem to have any affect. My tidbyt shows the image but I cannot see it in my app…
So I tried to use the REST API but I do not know how I specify the “image” parameter (which is the webp image I have) as a string? Do you have some hint regarding this? An CLi command would be super cool to transform my file into a string.
Then, actually, I am kind of frustrated on the achitecture of the tidbyt. I was thinking that I can upload some code on it and then it runs the code every time on the tidbyt itself the “app” is shown. This way the tidbyt would and could work without servers. I do not really understand why companys always go with the “server” approach instead of “standalone client” approach. Maybe to make money or more control? For customers it is mostly bad because when the severs are shut off (due to many reasons) then the customers can just throw their device to the bin…
Also with the “the app code runs on the server” I can never show data that is not available in the internet (e.g. my home assistant smart home data). Only with very frustrating afford meaning having a cron job that runs the code with pixlet every 5 seconds and then call the tidbyt servers to ask them if they can kindly show that image on the tidbyt that is just 2 meters away from me
→ to sum up: I really would like to have local access to the tidbyt. Why going through a server when it it is in the same network as my pc?