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criley

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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »
Does anyone know of any android device or iOS device that can autoupdate without user interaction? I have never seen one. Every mobile device that I have seen requires a user to manually update it. Sure it can notify you of an update that is available and even download it, but auto install is something I am not sure is even possible on those platforms.

When Anoop say's update I believe he is referring to the application, not the campaign. To my knowledge this is a limitation of Android and I am not sure if I would call it a limitation, rather than a security issue and the fact you do not want it to autoupdate if the latest app is not compatible with your current OS if that is not up to date. Who are you going to blame then when the player crashes? Turn off autoupdate on all devices if you want a stable platform.

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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 06:12:24 PM »
I believe enabling the
  • auto updat under Google Play > SignagePlayer (our App on Android page) will do just that.

And just as an FYI, 95% of our Android App is based on modules, so only 5% (external wrapper) is built into the APK, the rest all gets downloaded and cached as loadable module, not to say that once in a while even the 5% would need an update due to new SDK updates (new Name Space).

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 09:06:52 AM »
Criley : Congratulations for becoming the global moderator :) Looks like Sean and other administrators are going to take back seat ...

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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 09:13:56 AM »
Thanks, I think.  :-\

I do not think that was their intentions. I am sure you have seen all of the spam making it on to the forum. This can be time consuming to take care of, plus there are some forum members trying to reply by hitting the Report button. I am just here to try and keep the forum clean from spammers. It is too easy for someone who wants to add some malicious code to the forum such as JS to do some cross site scripting. It is what happens when anyone is allowed to register and post.

I am hoping that by taking some of the workload off their hands, they will be able to focus on getting some of our concerns corrected sooner than later. Sean and the rest are not taking a back seat when it comes to answering member questions.

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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »
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It is what happens when anyone is allowed to register and post.

Maybe there should be an Enterprise only section and we can work better together... Just thinkin outloud

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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 03:21:35 PM »
I agree with everybody who says that it is shamefull to install the media signage player, when customers are standing next to you. I do the installations at home, bring the android player to the customer and when i need to update the player, i ask for a coffee and quickly update the player :).

The only concern i have is the MediaSignage logo on the android, that really has to change. If you could just release a special apk for resellers, with an white label logo or something not so obvious. That would be great and simple.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2013, 02:16:35 AM »
I found a simple solution for my previous post (see above):

www. guidingtech. com/ 12252/ rename-android-apps-change-icons/

It changes the icon and name.
Greets


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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 04:15:46 PM »
Why are they selling white label solutions but they leave their logo and name behind in the software applications ?
It is not very reseller friendly and we lose some important clients if they find out of the software. 
What can we expect from Mediasignage in the coming months for solving this large problem ?

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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 04:56:45 AM »
Hello everybody,

I have raised that issue several times during the past year, and it seems MS does not see where is the problem...!

They don't find it a problem to heavily communicate on their "Free" Digital Signage software to end-user clients, while making their reseller pay for it and using the word "white-label" to hide a situation which has nothing to do with white-labeling...

MS answer is to say that we should make our living with all the services we can provide, and sell, along with MediaSignage software and material.

If I translate that statement, it means that I should focus on the most stupid clients, stupid enough not to be able to understand what I am able to understand i.e. the way SignageStudio works...

Sure ! If I focus on this type of clients, then I can sell Templates, Backgrounds, preconfigured Scenes,...etc

All this sounds like no deal to me on the long run...

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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 12:21:56 PM »
you need to focus on value-add services and not stupid clients.

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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2013, 09:24:21 AM »
Hello dariussquared,

You seem to have understood what MS has in mind, but I still haven't.

Maybe you could help me understand how to build a long-term solid business with your main supplier giving away for free to your clients the product you are supposed to make a living with.

Please, be more specific; Give me examples ; Maybe explain some of your own case studies if you don't mind : I really want to open my mind to new business perspectives.

Thanks

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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 12:27:06 AM »
My experience : I gave a demonstration and kept the player at a prospective client site for 15 days with access to studio too. After 15 days the client said they will come back to us. A month later when i went there i saw 2 screens installed and running with signage player. They themselves started using free version. In the end i turned out to be their free consultant to show the door to Mediasignage :)

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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 09:38:24 AM »
That's exactly what I am afraid of !!

We are working on big projects right now, and we have IT guys on our clients' side, and they are not stupid...And these big companies have their own Marketing Dept and their own content creation Dept, and their own server hostings, and their own everything !!

What kind of "value-added" services can I actually sell to these people !! They know how to create digital content with tools much more complicated than SignageStudio !

The only thing they don't know, is to develop a Digital Signage software. And this is where I can come in and sell MS product.

But if MS goes around the world shouting "Hey guys, I distribute a powerfull DS software for Free !", why would these clients pay for it from us !!

It seems so obvious to me I can't believe MS managers don't get the point...

What is true for any business, is true for MS : a Distributors network is something you manage ; And giving away for Free the products you SELL to your distributors is no management !!

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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 11:35:34 AM »
All the popular components are available on the FREE platform so why would anyone want to pay for it?
There should be fewer components on the FREE version to give enterprise users chance to sell.

Anyone who is interested in Digital Signage knows about Media Signage FREE Platform, all they have to do is Google for Digital Signage and Google Ads Tracking takes care of the rest.

I have seen Media Signage Ads pop up on YouTube, eBay, Amazon and lots of other sites in one week alone.

Good for Media Signage, Bad for Enterprise users.
I am having second thoughts about this whole idea of selling Digital Signage.
I have wasted way too much money in past 3 years without return of investment.

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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 12:26:26 PM »
This is good if you are having your own screen and selling ads. Selling as a digital signage solution for enterprise users is looking very difficult with this business model

 

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