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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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Fire HD 8 via Fully
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).
- Reboot the tablet (completely shut it down and turn it on again). That might be completely sufficient.
- 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.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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?
I want a weather alert app for all my actiontiles fire is tablets that will play audible alerts for severe weather, any ideas?
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.
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:-)?
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?
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.
where I try to put the kindle in kiosk mode with fully send a message to go to home app settings, but when I go to the setting the kindle setting crash ... there is no way to activate the kiosk mode;(
So, I have fully set up to keep the screen on, screensaver at 30 seconds, and the screensaver URL set to Dim: on my Fire 7 2nd gen.
It works great! .... for a day or two. Then, randomly, it seems to go back to the lock screen. I also notice that the screen brightness is reset to minimum after I unlock it.
Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a setting I need to find to fix this? Or is it likely that someone in the house is fiddling with things? (They swear they are not)
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