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Action buttons not working anymore on iPad 2nd gen

SneakX 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Feliz Lalof 2 months ago 3


Been using ActionTiles for years on an old 2nd gen iPad as a weather station and lights control unit.

Since about a week the action buttons (dim lights, shut down lights, etc) are not functioning. Did something recently change in the software, I thought that the iPad 2 with Safari was supported (can’t install nothing else with the old iOS 9.x on it unfortunately).



Broken image media tiles in Android

Jean 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by TheLAD 2 months ago 5

Referring to following topic though my post is only applicable to Android Chrome and Fully Kiosk browsers (both using android system webview version 111.0.5563.58)

It seems this problem started happening after the last android update (Samsung Tab A).

It seems http media tiles are no longer accepted in actiontiles. The (local network) http URLs display correctly if requested directly from the browsers, but seems to fail (broken link) when using actiontiles.

Is there a workaround for this? My ipcams unfortunately don't provide https interface :(. 

The "Mixed Content Mode" switch in Fully Kiosk doesn't seem to help (this was also the recommendation from the Fully Support.

Any ideas welcome, I'd prefer to avoid having to set up an https reverse proxy.


Image displayed from BlueIris on my Android tablet quit working, but the same media tile displays OK on my iPad

TheLAD 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 3

Did Android change something recently to make this stop working.  For a long time I have had a media tile built to retrieve images 1/second from BlueIris my doorbell camera (EZVIZ).  The same media tile still displays fine on my iPad.  The media tile is set as a still image to this URL:

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iPad Kiosk app? Wake on front camera motion?

BigSlade 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by appsentmind 4 months ago 15

I tried to search the forum for this answer, but could not find anything.  I was looking to create another smart panel for my house and have an iPad Gen 2 laying around and figured I would try to repurpose this.  Unfortunately I can't seem to find anything like Fully Kiosk that will wake up the screen on motion.  From the show me your tiles post I know there are a lot of people using iPads, so what are you using?  Or is the display just always on?  Thanks in advance.


Using Actiontiles with DockScreen android app

W_B 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 5 months ago 2

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I'm a long time Actiontiles user, who recently started developing an app called DockScreen Google Play

Its an app for keeping your screen on and viewing your notifications and news, it also has a webview that can display the Actiontiles web app..

It can also autoupdate websites so it solved that problem for me with Actiontiles.

I'm wondering if any actiontiles users will test it and give some feedback for further development.. 

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

Willis 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by AlanHoffman 8 months ago 193

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 )

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.


Google Home Hub

jd 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Richard Kane 12 months ago 8

Could anybody do a quick comparison between ActionTiles and the recently released Google Home Hub?  Thanks in advanced.


Fire Tablet HD 10 frozen

On my Fire Tablet HD 10, under developer options, I accidentally changed the

minimum width to 80 instead of 800...Now when I turn on the tablet, after the

startup, the factory fire logos appear, then screen just goes to a blank page

that appears to be frozen..How can I reset wh

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Web login on Apple Watch silently fails

sourceholder 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 2

I am trying to log into my ActionTiles account to view a panel on my Apple Watch.

The AT login page loads fine. However, after entering credentials and pressing the "LOG IN" button, nothing happens. Other links on the login page seem to load fine, such as Forgot Password and Terms of Service.


I am using µBrowser on my Apple Watch (Watch OS v8.3 - latest). The mobile browser is built on WebKit.

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Continuous charging issues

Michael700 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 1

Until yesterday I had two tablets with ActionTiles in my home. Both Huawei with different age and models.

Yesterday I noticed that the screen have popped out on the newest due to expanding battery. That tablet have been used for about four years for ActionTiles only. Today I checked my other tablet and the screen was bulging out, most probably also due to battery issues. That tablet have been in use for ActionTiles for about four years too but is older than that. About two years ago I had a similar issue with an older Samsung cellphone at the moment used for ActionTiles only.

I know that most cellphones and tablets are not made to be contentiously charged, but are there certain brands and models that can handle it better? Or are there other solutions to this problem?

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Android 13 has broken Fully Kiosk on Samsung Tab

TheLAD 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 2

Recently updated my Samsung Tab A to Android 13.  Since then, screen does not wake up on camera motion or sound or touching the screen.  Only current solution according to FK tech support is to have the screen stay on 100% of the time.  I am worried about that burning the screen.  In the mean time I have resorted to just using Chrome to display the AT panel.  To facilitate ready access, I removed PIN protection on the lock screen so I only have to swipe to restore AT panel when the screen saver comes on.  Anyone have a better solution?


[RELEASE] Recessed Wall Mount for Amazon Fire HD 8 (10th gen)

Hello, home automation enthusiasts!

NidusLabs is proud to announce the release of our new suite of products for the Amazon Fire HD 8 (10th gen, 2020). Featured is our recessed wall mount for the AFHD8, complete with POE powering options for a cable-free look!

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  • Injection mold design. Perfect fit every time.
  • Sleek glossy bezels.
  • Easily mounted to wall stud.

Every kit includes USBC cabling and POE adapter. All parts are available individually as well. For those who don’t have ethernet runs and a POE injector at home, we also offer wall injectors to power the tablet from a wall outlet.

Feel free to check out our overview and installation videos on Youtube:

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We would love to see your NidusLabs installations. Use #niduslabs to be featured!

Android Fire

Ideal Android tablet setup?

Denis Shelston 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 1

Trying to setup my Android tablet for ActionTiles exclusively. I purchased Fully.

Now how do you suggest I only install what is needed for this ONLY task.? FULLY to run ActionTiles. Android devices need a Google account for setup and access to my Play Store, ie install my paid Fully . But it also sets up email and other stuff I really do not need or want on this tablet, like email alerts and so on. Any sugg suggestion on best practices? 

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Any way to run ActionTiles on a Google Home Hub?

markc 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Paulo 2 years ago 2

Steal 5vDC from 24vAC thermostat for wall mount Tablet?

myoung84 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Morgan Young 2 years ago 15

I just started using AT, love it so far. I'm considering mounting a tablet to start experimenting with. I'm building a house next year, currently finalizing the design. I'll be doing all the low voltage installation so I need to know pretty soon exactly what I need for smart house items so I can run cabling as needed. I'd always wanted to do a wall mount tablet in a few locations and I think AT will fit the bill.

So for now in the current house, I don't care to dig into sheet rock to run cables for power then have to repair before we sell the house, but I still want to play, mostly to get the wife on-board and so I'm not having to experiment on the new place.

I have a perfect spot downstairs right above or next to my nest thermostat. I do have 5 wires to the nest so I have 24VAC with common available.  I was thinking of a AC to 5VDC buck converter mounted inside a picture frame with the tablet. I could poke a small hole in the wall from the nest to behind tablet. Has anyone ever done this? It shouldn't pull more than a half amp at 24VAC...

I'm not sure what size AC transformer is in my HVAC system, it's a Lennox system about 2 years old. Also not sure how much power the nest requires.

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Help: Using Dakboard as Fully screensaver?

rlburkes 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Raf 2 years ago 28

I’m having issues with Dakboard and the screensaver. It doesn’t seem to appropriately size the content, so it’s pretty poorly laid out (most content is offscreen) it looks fine in other browsers on the fire so it seems to be related to fully. I was wondering how you had Dak configured assuming it looked good for you?

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rlburkes 5 years ago

I found out my issue, Fully has an option under  Settings > Web Zoom and Scaling  for “Use Wide Viewport” which was on . Turning that off fixed my issue with Dak as the screensaver.

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Fire HD 8 landscape rendering

Matthew Barnes 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 5

I’ve set up a panel for a new Fire HD8 I just got. It’s got some very strange rendering issues. The edges of tiles and text on some portions get very jagged and illegible. It only happens in landscape orientation and seems to be related to whether or not you have to scroll to get to the bottom of the panel. I thought maybe it was the tablet but I started ActionTiles on a Fire HD8 that my kids have and it does it too. I have ActionTiles running on multiple iOS devices and a Fire HD10 and have never seen this issue. Any thoughts?

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

Kevin-AK 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Catsheep 2 years ago 3

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???

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



Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Just posting this link here for now for reference:

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.