This makes perfect sense. And we are already working on that. Hopefully, we will provide something soon.
I like both of these implementations. The second is like IOT devices that control my home lighting, etc.
please... ssh isn’t always an option.
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.
When will we have this ability to PREVIEW?
Option 2 sounds amazing.
With option 1 - we will need another Pi... correct?
One way to do this would be to use the Richtext Widget and paste your HTML. Right now, it is not so easy to do, but eventually it will be. Also, we do plan to provide some templates for fixed layouts (HTML templates) which you will be able to edit within the Widget. One of them could be a scheduling template.
Perhaps this is more close to the scheduling concept? Waiting for your feedback to dig in.
Maybe this is better suited using a custom html page on your in-house server?
You would likely want to leverage a database for this functionality.
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.
We are considering to provide additional options for cases. VESA could be an option.
If you use a VESA Mount - then how do you then mount the TV to the wall since the VESA holes are in use?
I mounted them using Velcro for the last 9 months without issue.
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.
I have had trouble running these using HDMI over CAT-6 adapters. Once the video layer comes up the screen goes blank.