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  1. 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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    Hey everyone!

    We have created the technical roadmap for delivering this and have started working on that. We need to evaluation options when it comes to User Experience and how this will be made available to users – likely, we will just allow users to add Layouts to Playlists. Feel free to provide feedback on that.

    Overall, our current estimation is that this will be something that you will likely see in your account towards the end of the year. Gradually, we will be releasing parts of it, e.g. fast switching from Layout to Layout. We will be updating you all so stay tuned!

  2. 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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  3. Office 365 - Integration

    Should be nice to have integration with O365 (Calendar, Sway, Stream..) too and not only capability vs. Google Suite.

    108 votes
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  4. Add support for streaming video using NDI.

    NDI is the new standard for high def, low latency streaming video in broadcasting and the entertainement industry. More information at https://ndi.tv/about-ndi/

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  5. 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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  6. 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

    62 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.

  7. Change Input on Schedule

    Add the ability to set the input of the TV via CEC with an existing schedule. For example, when I start content (turn the TV on), reset the input of the TV to a specific HDMI input.

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    We will be creating a special Widget that will allow you to switch to specific HDMI inputs, or switch to the Live TV. All of this will happen through the HDMI cable using the HDMI-CEC protocol.

    DISCLAIMER: This might not work with all screen brands. We will be performing tests to let our Users know some brands that work with this, but we can’t really test all brands out there.

    In order to further improve compatibility, this Widget will also allow you to setup custom HDMI-CEC commands, so that you can control your TV.

    Since this feature will be a Widget, it means that you will be able to add it to a Playlist (e.g. playback a 20" video and then switch to Live TV, and loop this), or add it to a schedule to have timed changes.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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    We are planning to provide trigger support within 2020.

    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.

  10. Live Player Simulator for config testing

    Virtual player within the configuration webpage so that we can test/see what the results should be before pushing to a live player. Would also be great to be able to create virtual video wall functionality, configure everything as we need. Then we could swap out the virtual players for real players easily for a live implementation.

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  11. Touchscreen Support

    Touchscreen Support

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    We do have customers using touchscreens with Yodeck. We do plan to provide some better support for configuring the touchscreen.

    Touchscreens are usable with Widgets and Web Page, and we plan to expand support for navigating content (move to next, previous) and add support for an on-screen keyboard and navigation buttons for the web browser.

  12. Support for pushing content from 0365 ( stream, Sharepoint list, Calendar, Planner)

    Office 365 is a source of most of our data, it would be great to be able to connect a data source and display in a template either a video from Stream or a planner or selected fields form a SharePoint list. Need a way to use a service account to connect to O365 and then companies could pull from libraries and have their own approval processes for slides and content upload.

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  13. Please add a National Weather Service Emergency Alert Widget that can be placed on all shows and will remain hidden unless EAS ACTIVATION

    Please add a National Weather Service Emergency Alert WIdget that can be placed on all shows and will remain hidden unless the EAS has been activated for Flood warnings, Severe weather warnings and watches in the area of the YoDeck System based on IP or GPS

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  14. Multiple video-layers

    Multiple video areas

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  15. Can we play a video clip with a specific time (start, end)?

    For example: a video clip starts at 00:00 and ends at 10:15.
    Can Yodeck play that video clip only from 01:10 to 06:15?

    35 votes
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  16. Photos and Images from Google Drive

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

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    Update: we already support Dropbox for automatically picking up Media files. More details here: http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815/suggestions/38666818

    While we started working on the Google Drive integration a couple of months back, it turned out to be quite convoluted, as it required a special authorization from Google that was too complicated to get at this point. Dropbox is much easier to provide, so we did that first (see the link above).

    We are planning to resume work for Google Drive support towards Q1-Q2 2021.

  17. 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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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    28 votes
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  20. Vertical Text Scroll

    Please add a vertical scrolling text widget

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