cupcakesAreDumb wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:47 pm
I was starting to think that since I wasn't finding other people asking these questions that my initial instincts were right and Raspberry Pi still isn't really a good option for commercial product no matter how small the scale.
The Pi is really no different to any other computer system, SBC or microcontroller. It can run Linux, and applications on top of it, and many other commercial products do exactly that.
The main issues are how locked down you need it - Raspbian 'as is' may not be the best option - and the potential issues with using SD Card as the storage media.
Other than that it is probably no worse than any other option you could choose. It's more how you do it than the Pi being suitable or not.
The Raspberry Pi Compute Modules are primarily designed for commercial product and are used as such.
If you want a completely self-contained application with a GUI you could look at ultibo which is one option for fairly easy single application development, though there is no GUI framework currently.