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Yesterday I arrived home after work to find my tablet with a black screen. My assumption is an auto-update had turned it off after updating. I do have it sitting in the powered stand so it was fully charged.
Anyways, I have four cameras via TinyCam Pro web server that I can view within ActionTiles but only show two on my main view. These have worked perfectly for years until yesterday. I can view my cameras ok via Safari on my Mac & iPhone but not the Fire HD 8 tablet. Note the TinyCam web server is using http not https so I'm wondering if Amazon have decided to force this security in their update.
Has anyone else had encountered the same? Any suggestions or ideas welcome.
All of the issues serving video streams and images are due to browsers and operating systems enforcing Mixed Content policies.
Mixed content refers to a situation that arises when a secure (HTTPS) webpage contains elements, such as video streams or images that are loaded using an insecure (HTTP) connection.
More and more web browsers enforce strict security policies to protect users' data and privacy. When a secure webpage includes insecure content, it poses a risk and compromises the integrity and security of the entire webpage.
To mitigate this risk, modern browsers typically block mixed content by default. They either prevent the insecure content from loading or display a warning to the user. To maintain a secure browsing experience, it's important to ensure that all elements on a secure webpage are loaded using secure (HTTPS) connections. This can be achieved by updating the resource URLs to use HTTPS or by hosting the resources on secure servers.
ActionTiles does not host or process your local video streams and images. It is impossible for ActionTiles to upgrade connections to HTTPS.
ActionTiles cannot affect the browser and operating system and relies on them to display the content. There's absolutely nothing that ActionTiles can do to make the browser display content that the browser does not allow.
The Mixed Content limitation that is now imposed by modern browsers is not an issue that's unique to ActionTiles. Every web page and Progressive Web App is affected by this.
There are two ways to resolve this issue:
- Serve content over HTTPS.
- Configure the browser to allow mixed content. There are several issues with this option, since some browsers do not have this configuration or ignore it.
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) https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/9592-images-on-media-tiles-are-not-loading-on-google-chrome-browser
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.
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.
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?
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).
Image displayed from BlueIris on my Android tablet quit working, but the same media tile displays OK on my iPad
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: http://192.168.1.xxx:yyyy/image/doorbell?user=samsung-tab-a&pw=?????????
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..
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.
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
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.
I added ActionTiles to the home screen on an iPad. However, when open it, it always shows a bar on the top of the interface with "Done" "app.actiontiles.com" on the bar. I cannot get rid of them. Any idea how to remove them so I can see full screen?
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?
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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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?
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.
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?
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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