Ya- I just now looked at LoRa chip solutions.
Find me a tranceiver for less than $22!
Esp12-e and the ESP family has WiFi already built in.
It cost $2.20
Keep your eyes on the prize!
Give me MQTT -or give me death!
(Patrick Q. Henry)
a local Cayenne server running on a RasPi-3 would be great, too.
-distribute the server software via 1 time $2 "serialized" download,
keyed to the RasPi MAC address, -good for the life of the device.
Then you can charge a (monthly, I suppose) fee for your cloud server
if users prefer your full internet hosted connectivity.
My new home will not have ANY internet access,
but it will be fully wired Gigabit- everywhere.
Security and cams, computer network, remote gates
digital video, entry control system, lighting and landscape
monitoring solarPV, Inverters and remote automatic generator.
-but NO internet access.
It is not possible at this time,
An off-grid home. WAY off-grid.
so I need a stand alone solution.
Just a thought.
Cayenne definitely has a fanboy in ME!