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Launching Apps via a Javascript Tile (& other Javascript modules?)

faze 1 year ago in Shortcut Tiles • updated by Alan 1 year ago 10

I was unable to find a way to get an external app to launch via a shortcut in ActionTiles via Fully Kiosk Browser. Despite what the Fully documentation says the URL and intent methods don't work...


However the javascript method does, therefore I have knocked together a quick bit of JS (mostly sourced from Stack Overflow!) which I have dumped in a plain old HTML page (to make hosting easier). No documentation yet but its very basic so not really required file is here https://github.com/wosl/FullyLauncher/blob/master/fullyLauncher.html


As a side it would be really handy to be able to use JS in ActionTiles! This is just one use, back navigation would be another etc..

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Thank-you for your creative and innovative research, Faze! -- Especially for sharing it with the ActionTiles Community...


This is worth exploration and discussion.


We can't allow "arbitrary" JS to be added to ActionTiles as it would introduce a range of risks. We may, however, be able to come up with a way for "plug-ins" to be officially submitted, reviewed, and made available.


For basic functionality like "back navigation", though, it is a lot easier for us, and both simple and beneficial to the maximum number of Customers, to just offer Special Tiles for the most obvious and popular requests.

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There is a fix that will be rolled out shortly that fixes the intent functionality for Shortcut Tiles.

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Thank-you for your creative and innovative research, Faze! -- Especially for sharing it with the ActionTiles Community...


This is worth exploration and discussion.


We can't allow "arbitrary" JS to be added to ActionTiles as it would introduce a range of risks. We may, however, be able to come up with a way for "plug-ins" to be officially submitted, reviewed, and made available.


For basic functionality like "back navigation", though, it is a lot easier for us, and both simple and beneficial to the maximum number of Customers, to just offer Special Tiles for the most obvious and popular requests.

What having the JS run in an IFrame in the user's browser? That could be really handy for letting people do complex scripting of their home devices. I know almost every connected device I have has some sort of REST API.

Id love a git labs to submit plugins. I would also love the ability to customize layout and icons through templates.

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I think plugins would be great, there are loads of things that would be really useful to include via a tile. Personally a shopping list, todo list, weekly reminders to put the bins out, pay the cleaner would be great and actually negate the need to open other apps (assuming an API on the data/services used to integrate).


I have had a bit of a code tidy and moved the repository to here: https://github.com/ocdc/FullyLauncher 

can you please describe the process sir.  Thank you for making this.  

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There is a fix that will be rolled out shortly that fixes the intent functionality for Shortcut Tiles.

is this fix for iOS and andoird ? I utilize fully kiosk on a fire tablet 

The fix was just deployed, Jason...


We do not know if it covers all scenarios.


Please send us an email if you have an example case that you think should work, but does not:  Support@ActionTiles.com

I would love this functionality! Faze could you add a little more detail to your readme for the less tech savvy people please? Fully is giving me a hard time with some of my pop ups.

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Sorry missed all the replys, I will check the links again to see if the bug fix has enabled apps to work. I will get the readme tweaked when I am in front of a computer a bit later.