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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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      29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This feature has been the No.1 request for a long time. There technical reason that this has not been implemented yet, but we are working towards the right direction. Let me explain.

      First, we will provide a quick preview button right inside the Show editor. This button will allow you to push the current show to your test player(s) so that you can check how everything looks a) without saving the Show and b) without pushing to all affected Players. It should make it much easier to preview things fast. But, still, you need a Player to use for this. *We will add this to our Oct 26th release! Stay tuned!*

      Now, concerning the web-based preview, we are working on a Web-powered Yodeck Player. This Player will be the basis for building a preview through the browser. This is quite hard to implement. Really hard. We are working towards…

    • 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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        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        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!

      • 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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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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.

        • 72 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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!

          • 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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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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!

            • 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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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4K support (through Tinker Board)

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

                  23 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                  • 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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                      accepted  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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.

                      • Container clip for random media

                        It would be great to have a container item to add into playlist for play random videos. For example a container with promotional clips or ads.
                        The idea is to play 1 random clip and then next media in my playlist.
                        Example:

                        - Logo
                        - General info
                        - Container (1 random ad from folder "my-ads")
                        - Product clip
                        - Container (1 random promo from folder "my-promos")
                        - ... and so on

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We are planning to provide a) sub-playlists b) random playback.

                          Subplaylists will be used as items in regular Playlists. Both Playlists and SubPlaylists will have the option to be played back randomly. And when you will add SubPlaylists to a Playlist, you will have the option to say “Play 3 items from this SubPlaylist” or “Play 1 hour from this SubPlaylist”.

                          That’s the design we currently have in mind, I think it is pretty close to final.

                        • New widget for news feed

                          I suggest a new widget for non-scrolling text for news / RSS Feed, which would display the entire message for 5 - 10 seconds.

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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.

                            Stay tuned!

                          • 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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                              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              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.

                            • Shuffle or randomise playlists playback

                              Allow playlists to be randomised or shuffled

                              17 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Tag-based Playlists will perform a shuffle before sending out the Playlist.

                                In any case, we will be adding support for Random Playback really soon, right after our new playback engine is ready.

                              • Live Chat Support

                                It would be great and very helpful if Yodeck able to provide live chat support.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  In order to provide Live Chat support, we need to have tech support agents available 24/7. Right now, we are generally available through email between 4am-4pm (US Eastern time) on weekdays and same hours for urgent issues on weekends. We are planning to extend this to cover the whole 24 hours as soon as we have the resources required.

                                • Allow starting a show based on an event

                                  Would like to have a display set up in a waiting room playing a standard general show. But, when a new client arrives would like to "push a button" and have a more detailed show played. It could simply be a predefined named show and GPIO pin to initiate it. Schedule could be set to "Manual".

                                  15 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We are looking into how we could support event-driven Show changes within the current user interface. We want to keep things simple, so this will not be easy. Most probably, we will expand the new entry form in the Schedules section to provide event checks (besides time frames).

                                    For sure, we will work on event-triggered Show changes after a) we minimize the time required to change Shows, and b) we improve the user interface in the Schedules section to make it more intuitive. These two items are required to make sure that this new feature improves Yodeck and does not degrade overall user experience.

                                  • Content triggering

                                    Hello,

                                    It will be nice to be able to trigger content on demand via an external physical source like a USB button or via a UDP command form a mobile app. Features like play media on demand or be able to control playback features.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We are planning to provide trigger support within 2019.

                                      We are now in the process of restructuring our rendering engine in order to allow several features to be implemented. One of these features is triggers. We are planning to initially support UDP, TCP/HTTP, GPIO events, and then support keyboard/mouse events.

                                      [Draft Specs follow:] Triggers will be available as a different menu item, in order to manage, set them up, test them, and so on. After setting them up, Users will be able to use them in Playlists, e.g. to skip a Media (or Subplaylist) entry, jump to specific Media (or Subplaylist) entry, and so on.

                                    • Multiple video-layers

                                      Multiple video areas

                                      13 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This is due to a restriction impose by the Raspberry Pi hardware. We plan to allow soon using at least two videos. We are also conducting tests with Raspberry Pi 3 to establish the best possible solution.

                                        We are working towards a solution that might allow 2 videos running concurrently, provided that the bitrates and resolutions are within range.

                                      • Vertical Text Scroll

                                        Please add a vertical scrolling text widget

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                                        • Custom background for Schedule.

                                          When it changes from one show to another we go to black screen, it would be nice that the user can setup its own background instead of Black, could be colors or images.

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