When I first began this project, the only microcontroller family that I was familiar with were Arduino boards. But for a large range geofence, I decided that it was also important for it to be a connected device. With all the excitement about pet tracking, it seemed like a logical choice. Also, with all of the APIs already created for particle, the ease of improvement and innovation on the basic concept would be seemless. I am not a programmer by trade. What I know, I have learned from others or the internet, so I am excited to see the innovative additions that will be created on top of this open source project.