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Continuous charging issues

Michael700 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months 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 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months 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?

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iPad Kiosk app? Wake on front camera motion?

BigSlade 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Corey Kruse 4 months ago 13

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.

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

Willis 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by DanNZ 5 months ago 188

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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[RELEASE] NidusLabs.io 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!

Features:

  • 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:

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

www.niduslabs.io

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twitter.com/niduslabs

facebook.com/niduslabsio

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Ideal Android tablet setup?

Denis Shelston 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months 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 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Paulo 7 months ago 2
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Steal 5vDC from 24vAC thermostat for wall mount Tablet?

myoung84 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Morgan Young 7 months 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 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Raf 7 months 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 4 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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Using Actiontiles with DockScreen android app

W_B 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android 0

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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Fire HD 8 landscape rendering

Matthew Barnes 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months 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 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Catsheep 8 months 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???

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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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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Kore (remote app for Kodi) Intent available?

Craig Bates 10 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android 0

Has anyone gotten Kore running through AT via Fully Kiosk Browser (1.42.5) PLUS edition?  Following instructions I've found elsewhere on this forum I believe it should be working but I'm getting an "App not found for intent" pop up.  Using Samsung Android tablet.  I can get to Kodi to manage through webserver, but the Kore app is a much nicer app for touchscreen.

So in short what I think I'm looking for is Intent information for Kore if available (or confirmation that it is not available".

Thank you.

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Actiontiles Icons are Missing on Fire 10, not Fire 8

markjn1 10 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 10 months ago 2

This only happens on my Fire 10 7th gen. It does not happen on my Fire 8, same browser, same settings. Fully Kiosk Support just blanket-blames Android. I do have the proper Fire-only app for Fully Kiosk Browser. Everything is on it's latest version. I've even done a full reinstall of the table.

Pulling to refresh the page restores the icons.

This worked fine for a year when first set up, yet the icons stopped appearing 6 months or so ago. Basically the story of all home automation.

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How to install a charging and/or battery indicator tile

Ron Kubara 11 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 1

I want to have a charging and/or battery indicator tile. 

Fire 7 OS 5-6-8-0, licenced Fully-Kiosk Browser, Actiontiles

Suggestions?

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Actiontile Android app deprecated ?- cannot find it in play store

christian.busch 11 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 1

Hi! Is there still an Android app? Tried to download it on a new tablet but it's not showing in my Google paly store.

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Solution for wall mounted screens

SteveP 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Lee Goldstein 12 months ago 15

Hi, i have been investigating a good solution for a touchscreen mounted on the wall. First idea was a tablet with nice looking wall bracket, but i hear it isnt really safe by having the battery plugged continuously, and removing a battery and just plugging into a different power source is not easy and not always working, from what i can find. So i started looking into either tablets or screens with and android OS that dont have a battery or a touchscreen that i can control with an external source. And here 

I am getting a bit stuck, so i am wondering about the solutions you have at your homes and what kind of recommendations there are in the market. 

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ActionTiles iPad Safari iOS 10.3.3 Homescreen launch persistent crashes

MarkusTec 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 14

This issue started popping up for the first time after months of usage without this issue appearing.  Specifically, I have an older iPad 4 running iOS 10.3.3 and an ActionTile panel configured as a Safari home screen web app.  After launching, the AT would persistently close/crash after a few minutes of runtime.  


I've tried clearing History and Website data and rebooting the iPad a couple times which didn't solve the problem.  I'm hoping there is a fix/solution for this as AT is my most used iPad app by far.  Any help would be appreciated?