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Blackberry playbook stop presenting the actiontiles app

Juval 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 2

A month ago, my 2 Blackberry playbook tablets stop presenting (having access) to the actiontiles app. At the beginning I thought that the problem is related to the old units (wifi issue), but only today when I had the time to look at it, I have found that the WiFi is OK and I can browse other sites, including www.actiontiles.com.

I have checked it on a few browsers - but w/o any success.


1. Was there any security update (around a month + ago), that preventing from the Blackberry playbook tablet to connect to the app ? (Knowing that this tablet is working on an old OS - I think it is equal to Android 2.5) .

2. Is their anyway I can still use them with your app ? any recommendations ?


Thanks 

Juval

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Ultra slim micro USB cable for wall mounted tablet

Jonathan D. 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 22

Does anyone know if a thin micro USB cable, such as those used on Qi wireless charging receivers, exists? (see photo). On the Qi charger it connects directly to a charging pad. What I would be looking for would be one that ends in a USB connector. Is this even possible?


I feel like this  would be an ideal solution for a wall mounted tablet without a big case to hide the cord. I know there are low profile cables, but they still would stick out farther than I'd prefer. This cable/ribbon would be almost flush with the side of a tablet and wrap around the back to go into a recessed outlet with a charging block or a USB/outlet.


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iOS 13 breaks "Pinned as Home Screen App" functionality

Adrian Cooney 2 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Simon 3 weeks ago 9

Hi


Since the recent iPhone software updates my sub pages show a header despite the homepage not.  This a “add
To home screen” shortcut/link.

See below:



Have you seen this before and if so can you advise if a fix is available.

Regards 

Adrian

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Sent from my iPhone
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Worth loading Lineage OS?

mikestguy11 4 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 4 weeks ago 5

I just bought the HD 8 on sale for like $59 or so, its the kind with amazon ads, i am hoping they dont mess with actiontiles at all! do they?

Also, are most people not loading android like lineage os on these things? it seems the hardware was cracked w/ a cpu exploit and you can load unlocked android on to these things for a while now and it seems like its quite stable?

if so, are there performance gains from removing amazon crap/bloat/os and loading stock android w/ lineage os? any downsides/upsides?

it seems most use fully kiosk browser w/ android fire os, so maybe its pointless? thx

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mikestguy11 4 weeks ago

Good news, I was able to load lineage 16 on the Fire HD 8 with no opening it at all.  Its android 9 Pie and its running really well so far.  The only issue with 16 is the front facing camera doesnt work but I think it does with version 14 so if you  want motion detection you can use that.

based on the eye test it seems a lot faster, less bloat really makes a difference.  action tiles runs great so far with dakboard screensaver w/ fully.

No lock screen issues!  very nice for $59!!!

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Help: Using Dakboard as Fully screensaver?

rlburkes 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 23

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 2 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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Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by johnny2678 1 month ago 207

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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Fully/AT - Return to Fully from Android App

nosbisch.home 2 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I am trying to find a way to consistently return to the Fully browser on my Fire 7 HD. I have Fully setup such that the home button should always use the default start-up URL...but it isn't consistent. Say I launch from Fully into Spotify via an URL tile. If I hit the Android home button, sometimes it goes back to Fully, sometimes I have to hit it many times, sometimes it won't return to fully at all until I navigate around Spotify for a bit. Since the Fully action bar disappears with android apps, just trying to find a way to get back that "always" works. Any suggestions?

I should note that if I stay within Fully, say I navigate to a sub-panel, the Android home button will return to my main panel.

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How do you charge your wall tablet?

Robert Sexton 2 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Kevin1 2 months ago 1

Hey all, I'm looking for insight on how to charge my tablet (Fire HD 10) that I have mounted on my wall. It is mounted on the wall next to my Ecobee3 thermostat on the second floor of my house. Currently, I have a 10' USB extension cable running up inside the wall powered by a 18W usb charger. The USB extension hooks up to the micro USB cable that comes through the wall and plugs into the tablet. Unfortunately, this is not enough power to keep the tablet charged while running Fully Kiosk with a Dakboard screensaver. Brightness is set at ~20%. Is this just an issue with the tablet not being able to charge as fast as it uses power, or am I not delivering enough power? Is it a distance or cable issue? Should I get a 10ft 3.1 micro USB cable and see if that would deliver enough power? 10ft would be enough to reach the tablet

To expand further, should I look at replacing the USB cable with something else? The thermostat has 24VAC, but I would rather not mess with that wiring. Additionally, I'm not sure running a loose 120V cable in the wall would be good either. Would there be other low voltage options? TIA!

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Confirmed Bug

Arrange Tiles mode scrolls on iOS 11+

Colton 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Nick Ferreri 3 months ago 7

When I add a thing and then adjust its position, the list jumps around not permitting me to move the thing upward in the list. Using iOS on an iPad. 

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Which Android tablets people recommend for price and functionality?

Josh Fink 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 43

I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest tablet but one that works well and is configurable. Preferably one I can root but if it's not needed then all the better.


I think I have a relatively straightforward use case.

  • I want to mount a couple around the house and have 1 or 2 in bedrooms.
  • I would like the screen to go as dim as possible until it senses motion or it's picked up.
  • Obviously needs to run AT and I would prefer it to boot directly into it if possible.

My goal is to make it as easy as possible for someone to pick up and use or go to the wall and use. If for some reason it needs to be rebooted or updated and it's turned back on that it goes directly into AT so that I then don't need to provide tech support.


Thanks

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Here's the latest topic in SmartThings Users Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmartThingsUsersGroup/permalink/1561588473984222/

And it mentions this tablet:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0174ARTIE/

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Fixed

Blank Screen: Android KitKat and FireOS v4.x (Fire Tablet Gen 3). Release v6.10.0 due to outdated OS WebView

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 3 months ago 24

Fix deployed. v6.10.0+045.

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We have deployed fixes for this issue. Please reload / refresh your browsers.

Core functionality should now work for most browsers which were previously working in v6.9.4.

Those who were affected may still encounter some minor compatibility issues which we will track for possible fixes.

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WhatsApp shortcut on Android?

Brandon Pines 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 5 months ago 2

Is there a way to launch a shortcut to a contact in WhatsApp in AT? The idea would be an easy way for someone to press the shortcut and it would launch WhatsApp into the specific contact 

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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) 5 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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Microsoft Surface RT: framed and powered

Bob Lamaster 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Windows updated 5 months ago 1

If you happen to have an old Microsoft Surface RT around, you know it's not good for much anymore.  However, it makes a great wall panel for Action Tiles.

If you have one of these, I've created two 3D-printable files that you can use.

The first is a frame.  Printed in white (or whatever is complimentary to your wall color), it gives the project a finished look.

Surface RT Wall Mount Frame

The second is a way to handle the charging cord, without needing to drill holes in your walls.

Surface Power Adapter Under-Counter Mount

Pictures of the completed installation are available at the links above.  If you don't have a 3D printer, you can use the "order this printed" button to find someone in the community who will print it for you.

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WallPanel kiosk browser?

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Aldo 5 months ago 14

Give this a try: "WallPanel" kiosk App.

I have known about it for a while, but not heard of any Customers trying it - until today.

If it seems to work out for you, we'll start a separate Topic, to chat about the results and pros/cons.

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Skype shortcut on Fire HD in landscape mode

Michael Cook 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 5 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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Fully browser App Stopped Working Message

StewD 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 3

As my Fully browser loads a message pops up, stating the “App Stopped Working” the app works fine and the message is persistent. My panels all work. The only way to remove the message is to close the Fully browser. The second I reopen it the message returns. 

Nothing has changed in my setup over the last few days. 

I know the message is not connected to actiontiles but I was hoping someone else had experienced this and had a solution. 

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Best tablet *without* a camera?

Kris L 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 5

Does anyone have any recommendations on the best tablet for ActionTiles use that does NOT have a camera, front or back?

Looking for use in my airbnb and I'd like to avoid cameras completely.   People don't even trust them covered up :).

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Non-FireOS Tablet with wake on motion, and doesn't drain battery

Christopher Booth 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 3

Hi,

I have just bought an Amazon Fire tablet set it up and found that you need to complete a variety of work-arounds to get it to work with Action Tiles, leaving it on all the time / plugged in etc

I am starting fresh and don't mind paying a few quid extra for a tool / tablet that does the job perfectly.

  • I want the tablet to be on a cradle, plugged in most of the time (on a table) but able to survive unplugged too.
  • I want the tablet to wake on motion (and on press)
  • I want to use a kiosk (fully) with Action tiles

What is the best / cheapest option ... ?


Crucially I want it to be 'easy' rather than a hack.

Having to download silk to download playstore and then have to do a workaround on a Fire to get Kiosk sounds worth spending the extra money to get a tablet that does not require this !

I would rather spend another 100 GBP for it to 'just happen' rather than have to spend hours on a a hack (that will frustrate me).



I am not price sensitive on this as the difference between an expensive and a cheap tablet is only about 100-200 GBP (I am based in the UK). I am not actually want the cheapest but the best for the simple use of using Action Tiles.

So, I don't want a cheap tablet but at the same time neither want to spend £1000 on a top iPhone. I think about 100 GBP is fine.

Crucially I want to have a working Android tablet that runs Action Tiles / Fully Kiosk, can run the motion sensor and work either plugged in or not.

A current and common tablet / phablet would be great and then things like wall fixings will be common too.

What would you suggest?

Thanks in advance

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

Kevin-AK 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 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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