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Problems viewing video URLs on Android phone

BamBam 4 days ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 5

I am having a problem that I don't know how to solve.  I have two cameras, a WyzeCam and an Amcrest.  The RTSP feed from both cameras are being fed into TinyCam.  From there I am viewing them in the ActionTiles media tiles.  It all works well as long as I am using an IOS device, iPhone or iPad.  What I can not do is view them in ActionTiles on my Android (Samsung S8) phone.  All I see is the grey box with the little green icon in the upper left corner.  From the reading that I have done, the problem is usually the browser, being that it doesn't support what ever stream is giving the problem.  I started with the Samsung browser.  If I copy the failed URL from ActionTiles on the S8 into the Samsung browser address line, it works fine, I can see the video with no problems.  Next I downloaded Microsoft Edge and got the same result.  The URL works fine from the browser address line but all I get from ActionTiles is a grey box with the same URL.  And, yes, it is the same URL.  I use copy/paste and not just re-typing.  Also, in Actiontiles on the S8, the URL never shows as a valid URL in the media tile settings.  I would appreciate any help you have to offer.  Thanks

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Pixel jittering on Fully Kiosk

Toby 4 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Lee Goldstein 2 weeks ago 3

Im using actiontiles through fully kiosk on Fire 8, but there is some jiterring pixel around some of the tiles edges and icon. It does not seem to be a problem with Chrome browser. Have any experienced this before and what is the fix? 

Fire
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Windows shortcut tile for Spotify and other apps

win88ice2004 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Windows updated by SamualSS 2 weeks ago 3

Hello all!  I have tablets running Andriod and all can launch into Spotify and various other apps using the intent URL no problem.  However i also have a windows surface i am trying to get working similar.  Is there a way for me to launch Spotify, Sonos, Harmony etc, from a windows exe in action tiles?  

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

Willis 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by AndrewV 3 weeks ago 150

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.

Fire
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iOS Apps that can be added to ActionTiles as shortcuts

Jay 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by steinauf 4 weeks ago 25

has anyone got a list of iOS app shortcut urls that work with action tiles? As I would like to have tiles for

Spotify

Calendar

Hive

Lifx


Any help would be great

iOS
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Can't see cameras on Fire HD8 using //user:password@address

Simon Wilson 12 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Won Suk Ro 1 month ago 2

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?

Fire
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Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by johnyblazer7 1 month ago 220

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.

Fire
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Help: Using Dakboard as Fully screensaver?

rlburkes 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Sbuckowing 1 month ago 27

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?

Android Fire
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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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firehd 7 no notifications

Greyski 2 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 2 months ago 1
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Fully app not designed for fireOS error?

Sandz 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 3 months ago 4
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Yes, there's a special version of Fully browser that's designed for Fire OS. It can be downloaded here:

https://www.ozerov.de/fully-kiosk-browser/

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Kindle Fire tablet 8 Battery draining while plugged in

Mike Glen Ellyn 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by dantheman 4 months ago 7

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.

Fire
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Blackberry playbook stop presenting the actiontiles app

Juval 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months 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. 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months 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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Researching

iOS 13 breaks "Pinned as Home Screen App" functionality

Adrian Cooney 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Simon 5 months 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

+1 (832) 283-2003

Sent from my iPhone
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Worth loading Lineage OS?

mikestguy11 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated 5 months 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 5 months 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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Fully/AT - Return to Fully from Android App

nosbisch.home 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 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.

Fire
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How do you charge your wall tablet?

Robert Sexton 6 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Kevin1 6 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!

Fire
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Confirmed Bug

Arrange Tiles mode scrolls on iOS 11+

Colton 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Nick Ferreri 7 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) 7 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

Android
Answer

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) 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 7 months ago 24

Fix deployed. v6.10.0+045.

Android
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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.