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MarkSJ

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Android Software Stack
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:56:55 PM »
I thought a few folk might be interested in our current hardware/software setup.  It is of course a work in progress right now and thoughts, ideas etc for the community are most welcome.

Android Hardware: Rooted Generic Rockchip based quad core TV Stick

Software:

Signage Player
Signage Controller
Auto Reboot (I know in theory signage controller software should do this)
Hide Status Bar App (note, root required) fullscreen app seemed to work ok on some devices but not all
WiFi auto login app (for the sites that prompt via webpage for internet login)
Auto Start (I know signage controller should do this)

Additional thoughts:

Kiosk Lock - prevent any other applications from running and password protecting the OS
Monitoring app. to augment MS monitoring, email alerts, network history etc
Remote control of player
Remote screen shots

Maybe some of these features are already in the MS Roadmap for Android?

I have to say, I am extremely happy with the MS Product line and Support and gladly recommend to others reading this post.

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 10:13:34 PM »
sure, tx for the feedback, maybe provide links to your utilities so others can check out...
regards

paulie

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 01:20:39 AM »
Remote Login to the Android device would be ideal, but would seem a little difficult for MS I think.
Remote Reboot of the android player seems possible especially for rooted devices.
Anyone know of a app?

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 06:37:39 AM »
We use the following apps on our rooted devices

SignagePlayer = https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.me.signage.player
SignageController
full!screen = https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.tsorn.FullScreen
Auto Start - no root = https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autostart
Ultimate Rotation Control = https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.fameit.rotate

We've tried to use Kiosk Lock and it caused problems for the signageplayer so we removed it. If you can recommend the version of kiosk lock that you use we'd appreciate it.

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 09:20:04 AM »
tx!

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 02:42:56 PM »
do you use autostart instead of signage controller? sometimes my android device stops running the media player and we need to restart the app manually. The issue is that we can not do it remotely

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Re: Android Software Stack
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 05:55:02 PM »
We have both autostart and signagecontroller running so no matter what happens we can get a remote android up and running again.
If the client is able to get to the android player we use TeamViewer to remote control the entire unit but this is extremely rare since it requires the client to have keyboard access to the unit.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 07:53:52 AM »
I want to be able to connect remotely to my PC. I know there are apps out there but what are the ones you guys recommend?

 

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