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  1. Caching Web Pages on the Player

    Support caching on Web Pages - for pages that are relatively static it would be useful to cache them in the player instead of repeatedly going out to the internet for slowly changing content. I use the webpage feature to pull in a local weather feed - the page hoster noticed that I'm polling 500+ times/day - I'd really like to only look for an updated page every 30 minutes or so.

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    This feature is already in our roadmap. It is closely related to the “Refresh” feature for Web Pages.

    We are planning to provide an option that will enable you not to “cache” the Web Page, but instead take a “screenshot” of the page, store it and show it for the duration specified by the user, and then refresh it.

    This will be provided soon, towards mid-2019.

  2. Facebook

    widget for Facebook stream or facebook photo album

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    We apologize for the delay. We have been working on a Facebook Widget for quite sometime now, but it is quite challenging to get this working right. Hopefully, we will have it ready in the next couple of months.

  3. We would like to be able to synchronise various videos over different monitors.

    Allows "interaction" between different screens using different videos e.g. 2 people talking to each other from one screen to the next.

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    We are planning to provide support for playback synchronization across Playlists within the same device and across Playlists on different devices. This will be provided as a toggle called “synced playback” on Playlists. It will use the current time to sync playback across all Playlists marked as synced.

    This will come towards the end of Q3-2019. In the meantime, we have a workaround that has the same effect with some restrictions and a bit weird setup. Reach out if you want to try it out.

  4. Google calendar data source

    Google Calendar entries for a number of days (from current day only - or possibly current half-day only).
    To be shown as a list of 1 or more scrolling (if necessary) entries or as a ticker. With configurable display elements date, time, title, description, where. Also configurable separators (like your ticker).
    Example 1: I would use it for a "Welcome" list of today's (or morning/afternoon) visitors.
    Example 2: Also for a list of upcoming exhibitions.
    Using google as a source of times events allows anyone with access to that the ability to make Yodeck entries without getting into your quite…

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  5. Queue system

    I would like to have to possibillity to integrate with a queue system.
    A remote or button with +/- and show a number in the screen. As a system like Easy Turn or so.

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  6. Please, allow me to switch off "Are you sure?"

    Please allow me to switch off "Are you sure you want to push all changes to players?"
    Yes, I'm sure but if I get it wrong, it's my problem or I can put it back easily. People mostly press Yes automatically anyway, so what's the point? It actually takes away from really important messages like "You are about to delete ALL data - are you sure?"
    Please give us a "Don't show this again".

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    The “Push to Players?” button will soon be modified to show a pop-up window. In this window, you will be given the option to schedule the push; you choose if you want to push now, or do the push on a specific date/time.

    We will probably incorporate your suggestion in this new popup. In the meanwhile, we might also add it in the confirmation pop-up in a following release.

  7. 4K support

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

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    As most of you have seen, the Raspberry Pi 4 has been announced! To celebrate, we are running a free giveaway of 10 RPi4 1GB boards! You can read our complete review and join the giveaway here: https://www.yodeck.com/news/the-raspberry-pi-4-ultimate-review/

    With the Raspberry Pi 4, we will fully support 4K resolution, and 4K video decoding. We should be able to release a beta version of the Yodeck SD card image by tomorrow, so those of you that are lucky enough to get their hands on a RPi4 board should be able to use it with Yodeck.

    Concerning Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support for 4K, that is not going to change a lot. There are hardware restrictions there that does not allow for much hacking. Still, you could it with some restrictions. Here is more info on that: http://support.yodeck.com/knowledgebase/articles/1912408-define-an-advanced-custom-and-a-4k-resolution

  8. Birthdays of employees every day

    Birthday employees ?

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    There are a lot of ideas for Widgets. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to create all of the Widgets that our customers need. That is why we provide the ability to create your own Custom Widget:

    https://www.yodeck.com/docs/display/YO/Custom+Widget+Developer%27s+Guide

    The Widget you are proposing can be easily created. Within the Widget UI, you would enter the name and birthday of each employee and the Widget would display it easily.

    Reach out if you need help with the development. We are marking this as “under review” only to keep this request and see if it can get more traction down the road.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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    At last, the Show Preview is available on our beta site! You can now a) see a preview version of Widgets working right inside the Show Editor, b) see how transparency looks like with Images and Widgets, c) preview/edit the Show in fullscreen mode! All these three changes provide for a much easier editing/previewing experience!

    Within the next couple of months, we investigate expanding it to also provide some form of Video/Playlist playback in the browser. Either we do implement this final step or not, this will be publicly available on our next release scheduled for September 27th!

  11. 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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  12. Additional Fonts

    Additional Fonts

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    If you are talking about additional font for the Web Page viewer, we would need more information. Perhaps, this is resolved by the addition of Chromium browser (check this idea: http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815-general/suggestions/13794672-ability-to-render-more-advanced-web-content)

    If you are talking about the RSS Ticker, we plan to add support for a Unicode font, so that all characters can be rendered (Chinese being the most problematic one right now).

    Please provide more feedback on this.

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  14. 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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  15. Support left-to-right scrolling for right-to-left languages

    Support right-to-left languages (like Arabic and Hebrew) for the RSS ticker

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  16. 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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    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.

  17. Playlist/Shows Transitions

    Moving from One Playlist to another in a schedule is not very clean right now. If the system can either pre-load the next playlist so that it behaves like a new clip, or hold a pre-defined slide so that the screen does not go black between changes.

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    We do plan to improve on the time it takes to switch from one Show to the next. Doing a preload on a Show-level, has some implications, but it could work.

    In the mean time, you might be served by this feature:

    http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815-general/suggestions/16357123-custom-background-for-schedule

    Finally, due to the implementation, providing for smooth Shows transition would require this feature implemented first:

    https://yodeck.uservoice.com/admin/forums/301815-general/suggestions/16208410-master-playlists-that-can-play-multiple-sub-playli

    We are going to mark this as Accepted, but it will take some time till you see it released.

  18. 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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  19. Broadcast a Message

    Broadcast an immediate message on all screens or a group of screens.

    10 votes
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    Although it sounds interesting, this feature needs refinement.

    In the new version to be released this week, we do have a text Widget. You could add this text Widget to all Shows on top of all other content. You would set it to transparent background and do not type anything. Then, when ever you wanted to sent a message, you would edit the Widget, type the message, and push to all devices. But would this suffice as an “emergency broadcast”?

    If you are interested in this feature, please leave more comments and discuss further.

  20. 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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    Our current Weather Widget is functional, but not the best option. We planning to design a functional and great-looking Weather Widget within the next few months.

    On a side note, we are planning to create Widget Themes, so that you can add Widgets to your screen and have a coherent and great looking result by selecting a Theme defining colors, fonts, and style.

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