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Solution: Fire, Ring Doorbell, Fully, and Action Tiles

Willis 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 125

I have seen a lot of questions related to the Ring Doorbell and Kindle Fire...I figured out a workable solution:

Sideload the Google Play Store onto the Fire (I used the instructions at https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/ )

Use the Play Store to install the Ring Doorbell app

Use the Play Store to install AutomateIt


Setup 2 rules in AutomateIt:

Rule 1:  On notification from Ring, run the Ring App

Rule 2:  On notification from Ring, run the Fully App with a 1 minute delay


AutomateIt will notify you that it needs permission to monitor notifications.  Allow that permission.


Start Fully, ring your doorbell, see your front porch, cheer, wait another half minute or so, and Fully restarts, conduct victory lap...and profit.


If you have motion detection turned on for the doorbell, this will also show your porch if something trips the motion sensor.

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Skype shortcut on Fire HD in landscape mode

Michael Cook 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated 2 months ago 2

I'm having an issue with a shortcut url tile that opens a Skype call to a person. I followed the knowledgebase article to set up the shortcut and the tile. From my PC and phone it works fine. Opens Skype with the contact and I can click start call to call the contact. It works this way on my Fire HD 8 in portrait mode as well. However, in landscape it hangs on the Skype chats screen. Sometimes I briefly see the call screen but the chat screen pops over top of it. If I rotate the tablet to landscape then the call screen displays. Any ideas?

Forgot to add that landscape works fine if Skype is opened manually and then click on contact then video call or if I modify the shortcut to Skype: which opens Skype from the tile and repeat manual call steps.

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Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Just posting this link here for now for reference:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmartThingsUsersGroup/permalink/999756380167437/


I need to use AT for pet sitters to be able to interact with ST when staying at my house. I don't want them to have access to my iPad because all of my Apple devices all linked nor do I want to share the ST app with them, so I bought the 3 pack 8" Fire tablets during Prime deals which will be dedicated to AT/ST. Last night, I was able to install Fully Kiosk Browser and set it up to turn on w motion. The only problem I can't seem to fix is that it still turns on to the lock screen. I am hoping someone can give me some settings to fix this. These tablets are Fire HD 8 (7th Generation) so I am hoping this was not just a feature in previous versions.

Readers are encouraged to browse Fully's website, as it contains a direct link to the APK and descriptions of all the features.

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Which Amazon Fire Tablet (if any) requires least fiddling?

Kevin-AK 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 0

Now that I am “sold” on ActionTiles I need a display.

I do not need or want it to do anything other than always having ActionTiles up and running. This is a dedicated display.

8”, 10” the prices seem all reasonable, I just need to know which one will boot directly to Actiontiles, and not require constant intervention. If it has to be fiddled with, my wife will not like it, and we all know how that will turn out.

I know zero about Amazon, androids, etc... I am a iPad person, and honestly never even dealt with anything else in a tablet.

Some of the Amazon units have “special offers” that I do not understand. Is this what I’m after???

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Refurbished-Tablet-Hands-Free-Display/dp/B01MEG2HXP/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=fire&qid=1558517153&s=gateway&sr=8-9

If not can you post a link(s) to what will work as a dedicated display?

Thanks!!!

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Fully Issue: Screen dims and Motion does not reactivate?

KevinA 4 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Bruce Young 4 months ago 3

I have AT running on two Fire 8 tablets identically configured, and using licensed Fully with activate on camera motion configured. This works fine 99% of the time, but occasionally, I will find that AT is at the My Panels screen, the screen is dimmed, and neither motion nor activity on the screen restores the brightness. I have to fumble through Fire Settings on a very dim display and turn the display brightness back up.

Here's the thing. This happens about once every 4-6 weeks on one Fire 8, and several times a week on the other.

Some of my settings that might be pertinent:

  • Web Content: Settings/Start URL: https:/app.actiontiles.com
  • Device Management: Keep Screen On is enabled, Launch on Boot is enabled, Screen Off Timer is zero.
  • Screen Saver: Set Screensaver Brightness to zero, and set Screensaver timer at 120 seconds.
  • Motion Detection: Enable Visual Motion Detection on, Turn Screen on Motion on, Exit ScreenSaver on Motion on.
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Can't see cameras on Fire HD8 using //user:password@address

Simon Wilson 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

OK, so I m a new user to both AT and FK on the HD8. I have crested a peel that displays fine on my iPad, bu for some reason the camera will not show on the HD8.

The camera is a D-Link DCS932LB and the string I am using is http://admin:password@192.168.10.11/mjpeg.cgi. I also tried encoding the username and password to base64 http://192.168.10.11/mjpeg.cgi?auth=xxxxxxxxx

I think it might be an authentication problem, although I know the password is correct.

Ideas?

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Panel Resolution for Kindle

JackJ 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by av8or 5 months ago 7

Hi all,

Has anyone found the perfect Panel sizing for the Kindle HD 10 and Kindle 7 by any chance?

To fill the Kindle 7 screen horizontally i have to have some of the tiles cut off at the bottom.

For the HD10 i have to have some blank space along the bottom as the panel does not scale correctly.

It does however scale fine for iPads.

Is there a way to better customise the resolution to fit Kindle devices, as i've tried playing around with everything on the Dimensions tab, but can't quite fit the full screen.

Thanks!

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Kindle Fire tablet 8 Battery draining while plugged in

Mike Glen Ellyn 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated 5 months ago 2

I have a new Kindle fire tablet 8 with Action tiles and Fully Kiosk browser running.

I have it mounted on a kitchen cabinet and the cable is running to a power strip in the cupboard. 

The battery drains throughout the day and gives me a battery warning.

Any ideas? Is it the cable? I'm using one that was suggested  with a right angle connection to fit in the frame.

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Performance on New Kindle HD8?

DARK STAR 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 12

I've set up a new Kindle Fire HD8 with Fully Kiosk (for Fire OS) and Action Tiles. I'm glad I discovered Action Tiles. This is a really great addition to the SmartThings Ecosystem. 

The only issue I have is that changing panels is a little slow. You can see parts of the page "repaginating" as it comes up. I've tried disabling most of the unnecessary features on the tablet already. Any suggestions to improve speed of transitions between panels?

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HTML video feed login using ActionTiles Fire App

Brett 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated 8 months ago 2

Just downloaded the new ActionTile app for the Fire tablet and noticed there is no way to view camera feeds because you can't log in to the feed.  I know this was an issue with Chrome and trying to embed user/password and was wondering if it is the same with the new app and Fire OS.

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Browser time and Clock Tile is off -5 hours

Bryantrichar 10 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago 3

For some reason on my new Fire HD 8 7th edition, in two different browsers the time is +5 hours. Time is right on iPhone and Laptop. Tried Fully and Chrome

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Fire HD 8 via Fully

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Hi Bryan,

The Clock Tile "uses" the System Time of your Tablet / Phone / PC; but relies on the browser's interface to the operating system (FireOS, in this case) to pass  in the correct current time, accounting for the Time Zone, DST, and so on.

My guess is that there is there is either an incorrect setting in FireOS (check your various date/time Android Settings for the tablet), or an obscure bugin FireOS that is perhaps triggered by a temporary glitch in GPS or Network "location services" (and thus cannot determine the correct Time Zone) or the change from Daylight Saving Time to Real Time.

My own Fire HD8 Tablet (and Fire HD7 Tablet) are showing the correct time (in Pacific Time).

So, please:

  1. Reboot the tablet (completely shut it down and turn it on again). That might be completely sufficient.
  2. Drag down from the top of the screen and press the GEAR to examine all the FireOS Settings. In particular, check the "Date & Time" section. I use "Automatic Time Zone"; but you may want to toggle this off and on, or even set it to off and manually select your Time Zone.


Please let me know what happens - though there may be nothing ActionTiles can do about it if we are accessing the system date according to the Javascript specifications.

Thanks,

...Terry.

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Can the screen be put to sleep at certain times and wake on motion or tap?

jnick 10 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by J B 10 months ago 2

Hey AT community! 

Fellow ST user/WebCoRE user here. I have been contemplating jumping on the AT bandwagon for a bit now and think I might finally bite. One question I have is regarding the possibility of using this in our master bedroom...

I think it would be a great addition to have full control of the house/check it's status from our bedroom but one concern I have is that when we sleep, there will be a bright glow of the tablet shining in the room. Is it possible to have the screen sleep or go blank between certain hours and only wake once there is motion?

Any help is appreciated! 

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Fully Kiosk With Kindle Fire

Shane Kent 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 2
Have it to where screen shows action tiles and stays on.
Would like it to time out and with a tap come on straight to my action tile panel. I set to it to detect motion but that doesn't work.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
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Cannot set Fully as Home App of Fire Tablet

kday 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 7

I have a Fire Table HD 8 Gen 7 running Fire OS 5.3.3.  I don't see an option in the settings to set the Fully Kiosk as the Home App.  When I set Kiosk mode it only does it once.  After restart of the tablet I am receiving an error that "You only selected Fully to run "just once" as your home app.  Please select always."  There is no option to select Always or anything else to select in the settings.  After restart I can continue in Kiosk mode or disable it which is exactly what I do not want someone to be able to do.  Is there any solution to get the kiosk mode working always?

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I suspect that limitations / lockdowns in FireOS / Fire Tablets prevent Fully from taking over at boot as the homescreen App.


It's an unfortunate limitation of getting such a high quality tablet at a bargain price.


I still suggest contacting Fully Support to confirm. Maybe they have a workaround.


Most Customers I know just have their tablets permanently plugged in and turned on and use the "dim:" screensaver setting in Fully. This works well for me.

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Video as screensaver Fully kiosk on Fire HD?

Daran 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 4

Hi,

I love ActionTiles - running it very successfully with konnected alarm system. It's early days but I've got to grips with most things now.  The only problem I am having is getting the Amazon fire to show a full screen video from youtube as a screensaver and getting it to play automatically.  I can get it to go full screen but on the Fire it doesn't automatically play no matter what I try.  I want to show a nice video like a drone flyover of Norway or something equally spectacular.

Has anyone had any luck showing such a video specifically from YouTube?


thanks.

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Daran 1 year ago

I gave up on youtube but did manage to get it working via imeo!!!

Here's a few examples... just change the number after "/video/" to the vimeo video of your choice.




I've got three in my list but it will only ever play the first one - if I take the "loop=1" off, if it gets to the end of the video it just sits there in vimeo.  It would be good it the playlist was randomized every time the screensaver is activated - can this be a feature please?

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Recommend a weather alert App for FireOS

warpkk 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

I want a weather alert app for all my actiontiles fire is tablets that will play audible alerts for severe weather, any ideas?

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Fire daily Alarm kicks in the lock-screen?

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated 1 year ago 2

Continued from: 


Various folks have mentioned that even with "no sleep when powered" setting enabled, and running Fully constantly, etc., Amazon Fire tablets still seem to switch to the lock-screen overnight or some periodic basis.


Myself and Jeremy have noticed that there is an Alarm icon in the Notification Bar that coincides with the timing of the issue. Not sure this is always the case.


The problem is that the Alarm has no discernable source. Googling is inconclusive so far.


Any ideas? 


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Ring "intents": special URL prefix??

Chris Conner 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Jeremy Hazeltine 1 year ago 1

Does anyone know if the Ring always home app has an "intents": special URL prefix?  I would like to add a tile that opens the Ring app and this seems like the best way.  On a related note, does anyone know if there is a way with automatelt or another service to kick off Fully Kiosk if another app has been open for X mins, like the Ring app for example:-)?


Thanks!!

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Amazon Fire and a photo slideshow screensaver?

James Watts 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 2

Apologies if this has been answered before.


My cheap Chinese tablet battery has bit the dust and I can't find another to replace it.  So, I'm going to buy an Amazon Fire tablet to run ActionTiles!


My question is: Can I set it up to display a photo slideshow screensaver like I did with the old Windows tablet?

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Daniel Quinn 1 year ago

Yes, use DakBoard. https://dakboard.com/site

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Tablet solar charging

Does anyone have experience charging a tablet with a solar panel in a window?  I am mounting a Fire 7 next to my kitchen door and due to the construction of the exterior walls, there is no good way to install an outlet.  My thought is getting a solar panel to hang in the window and try to charge like that.  I know the power output is decreased when behind glass but I don't know what would be a good quality panel to use.