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  1. Show Preview

    Show preview capability would be an amazing help. Right now there's no way to see a show without pushing it to a real monitor.

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      We will be providing 2 distinct features for accommodating this need:

      First, we will allow paid accounts to use an extra (free) test Monitor. This test monitor will regularly show an overlay of the Yodeck logo on top of content, so it will not be suitable to be used as public display. It will be used solely for testing out changes to Monitors before pushing.

      Then, we will be developing a full-fledge Web Player. This Web Player will have a unique URL which you will be able to open up on any browser. From that point on, you will be able to manage content displayed as with any other Pi-based Player. We will then use this Player to also display a one-time preview of the Show.

      Hope this works for all of you guys. Please be kind enough to leave a comment if you think otherwise.

    • Create a widget store

      I've developed a couple of widgets, and more will no doubt follow. It would be great to have somewhere to share them - either free or for a nominal charge, like the appstores for iPhone/android/the other one.

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        Yes, we do plan to have a Widget marketplace. :-) It is great that you are interested in this, hope we have more Partners and people coming in and voting for this one!

      • Provide transition effects

        Would like ability to do basic effects like crossfades between images in a playlist. I can do this by making a video of slides and that works great, but a feature like this would be better.

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          We will be implementing OpenGL-based image playback, and we will be implementing transition options.

          Minimum transition that will be provided is cross-fading and fade-through-black or white. Hopefully, most of the transitions here will work: http://transitions.glsl.io/ if they do, it will be really awesome.

          This feature has been delayed. We first need to provide our new rendering engine that will allow to utilize the GPU of the Player. The new rendering engine release is now on beta. After we have the new rendering engine tested and working well, and after we have released it on our standard site, then we will start working on the transitions. Generally, the whole transitions mechanisms will need change, in order to provide better Playlist management internally during Playback. So, transition effects might take a while to arrive.

          In the mean time, we will be providing a HTML-based Widget, providing slide and cross-fade transitions with…

        • Weather Widget

          I suggest a simple weather widget that could be used on our displays. Nothing fancy - just the current weather and perhaps the next 5 days?

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            We will be releasing a full-fledged Weather widget soon.

            In the mean time, you can now find a (local only) weather Widget based on the web widget provided by Accuweather.com. This is available on the production site right now.

            Overall, we are planning to provide a better Weather Widget, that will perform much better, work offline, show forecasts, etc, so we will not be closing this idea yet.

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              Supporting ICS files/URLs natively on Yodeck (and not being displayed from an online service through a Web Page) has been coming up in requests. This requires a new Widget and some serious development.

              We are growing the team, and new team members coming on board will start working on new Widgets, with focus on the main social widgets and this calendar widget. These two are the most requested features so far.

              Stay tuned!

            • audio as an asset

              Add audio as a separate asset. I want to play a song behind my graphic slides

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                We will provide:

                1) audio files you upload, as a new Media type
                2) you will be able to use audio files within regular Playlists – when an audio asset is used within your Show (added on the Show layout editor), the Playlist will be visually hidden
                3) in the Show editor, there will be 1 additional field that will allow you to specify a “use-audio-only” Playlist — all Media in this Playlist (including video files, audio files, web pages with audio) will not appear on screen, so you will only get the audio track from these
                4) if the “use-audio-only” field is used, then all Media added normally in the Show layout editor will be muted

                This way, you will be able to split audio and video content effectively!

                This feature is planned for the September 10th-14th release week. Stay tuned!

              • New widgets

                I would like to see more widgets. A better time widget. A better weather widget. I would like to add a wether cam widget.

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                  We are growing the Yodeck team with more developers and designers. Within September, we will start working on existing Widgets to make them better looking and more efficient. And we will also start working on new Widgets; social widgets to start with!

                • Instagram Social Wall for posts tagged to a location or selected hashtags.

                  A social wall widget for Instagram would be a great feature. It would be nice to pull from users Instagram photos which are location tagged to the outlet or that use particular hashtags.

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                  • Widget ideas

                    Social Media Wall widgets for all the main social media sites will be key...even better, a social media feed aggregator!! I'd like a google calendar widget...a free form static box text widget would be great as well.

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                    • Schedule every 'x' minutes

                      Can you add the options to schedule a show every: hour, quarter and/or every ... minutes.

                      We like to show a standard show which will be overruled by a dedicated show every ´x´ minutes. Now we can't use the scheduler for that.

                      Thanks in advance.

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                      • Twitter widget?

                        Is there a plan to add social media widgets? I saw someone post an idea for a widget store but if a default twitter widget were available that could be very useful. Mentions on one display and a complete twitter feed on the other would be ideal.

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                          We are growing the Yodeck team with more developers and designers. Within September, we will start working on existing Widgets to make them better looking and more efficient. And we will also start working on new Widgets; social widgets to start with! So, a Twitter Widget is definitely on our list.

                          Stay tuned!

                        • Add the ability to place shows in a playlist

                          This would really be the icing on the cake, as far as flexibility is concerned.

                          For example, if I have a clock widget it is a set colour for the entire show, so if the background changes to a similar colour (and the widget's background is transparent), it becomes invisible.

                          Being able to add shows to a playlist would cure this, and enable other things that multiple layouts would bring.

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                            We are making some changes in our playback engine that might make this feature possible.

                            For sure, we are planning to provide an option to time-sync Playlists. This would allow you to create Playlists of Playlists, and sync the “master” Playlists. Combined with the special playlist item “Hide Playlist”, you could also change the layout.

                            Of course, this is rather complex, but it will be possible.

                            After this is possible, for providing a complete Show Sequence feature, it is more of a matter of strategy concerning simplicity of the platform; adding such a feature would complicate the user experience. But it is something that we will definitely consider.

                          • Power on toggle

                            It would be great if there were a way to send power on or off CEC commands when your monitor doesn't come on.

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                            • Photos and Images from Google Drive

                              Display images / photos either cyclically or randomly from nominated Google Drive folders.

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                              • Add playback reports per media, per show, and per player, for reporting to advertisers

                                Ad agencies need reports on what has been played back. We need exact reports on what has played.

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                                  We have incorporated a new way to communicate with devices. This will allow us to add playback reports. We are planning to release a first version this fall that will get you downloadable reports and some aggregates.

                                  Down the road, we are also planning to provide automated report generation. Our Partner will upload their own document templates and automated playback reports will be generated and send to Partners directly.

                                • WIFI - on site manual choosing by client or technician

                                  Option to manually enter WIFI name and password directly to "Player". This would be really appreciated.

                                  e.g.: Client connects keyboard and mouse. After pressing some keyboard shortcut(e.g. ALT+W) graphic window will pop up and allow to choose wifi and set password.

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                                  • Provide a Player App for Android (for compatible Smart TVs, TV Boxes, Tablets and Smartphones)

                                    Yodeck currently works only on the Raspberry Pi hardware platform. It would be great to have Yodeck on Android-powered devices.

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                                      We do plan to provide a Yodeck Player app for Android. As you may understand, this requires a lot of effort. So, it might take several months until it gets completed. We target the end of 2017 for a first version, but it may well be 2018 until it gets released.

                                    • Add the ability to specify a specific number of days in a schedule.

                                      Building on : http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815-general/suggestions/13294017-weekday-filter
                                      we would like it to be possible to specify a specific number of days for the "Every" field (recurrence).
                                      Many restaurants use a menu that cycles either weekly, biweekly, triweekly, etc. (In most cases here we have a tri-weekly menu rotation). What would be great in the scheduler is to be able to schedule a show “Every Monday” or to repeat “Every 3rd Monday” for example. Microsoft Task Scheduler in Windows is an example of how this would work.

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                                      • 4K support (through Tinker Board)

                                        Would be great to have 4k 25Hz support.
                                        Otherwise this is the best digital signage software i have tested.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          Our software fully supports 4K. The problem is with our hardware platform, the Raspberry Pi.

                                          The Pi does not support 4K resolution out of the box. We have managed to push it to use 4K on Samsung TVs (check this link: http://support.yodeck.com/knowledgebase/articles/891513-changing-the-screen-resolution)

                                          The problem is that 4K content is really heavy. The Pi also does not support 4K video decoding. That is why we are planning to support the Asus Tinker Board. Here is our relevant blog post: https://www.yodeck.com/news/asus-tinker-board-digital-signage/

                                          With the Tinker Board, we might be able to provide an option that will fully support 4K resolution and 4K video decoding. Also, the Tinker board is faster and has 2GB of RAM, which would allow for more complex usage scenarios. We are partnering up with Asus to see how we could work on this to get it delivered.

                                        • API to connect to your subscription / Account / Management

                                          Would be nice to have API access to your account in different ways.

                                          Examples:

                                          Get - Get access to your account data & configurations. Connect to the API to get configurations & information of your players.

                                          POST - Send show commands to the API. to change between shows on different players.

                                          Longshot.. But would be nice :p

                                          16 votes
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                                            Our whole backend (server) provides an RESTful HTTP API. This is currently used only by our UI, the User Interface that our users see on their screen.

                                            This API needs to be documented and polished up, but it is (more or less) already usable for special purposes. We will just provide you with a access token.

                                            We are planning to release a fully documented API spec within Q2-2017.

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