Topic to collect thoughts and feedback on what Interactive Signage should be available within Xibo.
Touch Screen Interaction
UPDATE: This will be developed in 3.0
Triggers and Actions can be set on Layouts and Widgets. Triggers define items that “do things” and Actions describe what happens.
Triggers attached to Widgets are click/touch. Triggers attached to Layouts are configured to respond to certain sources and codes. Sources can include, 3rd party HTML, HTTP at the Player, COM, etc.
At a high level Actions will support switching to a different Layout/Playlist/Widget, moving forwards and backwards in the Schedule and targeting to another Region where appropriate. This should enable support for:
- Counter Module
- Loading new items into a Region
- Loading a new Playlist (#1) into a Region
- Moving forwards and backwards in the Schedule
- Loading an entire Layout
- Resuming the interrupted Region / Layout from exactly where it was (mid video for example)
Each Layout will be given a “draw” to hold items that are used with Triggers and Actions. Items in the draw will be downloaded to the Player ahead of time, to facilitate fast offline playback. Layouts, Playlists and Widgets should be put in the draw.
Software Triggers (formerly Event Driven Actions)
Software Triggers are available in Xibo 1.8 onward. Please see the docs: https://xibo.org.uk/docs/developer/software-triggers-using-the-api
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