SplashTiles Web Sources

NetPlayTV and VRX040 devices support HTML5 / WebGl web sources.  This page gives you examples of web sources you can add to your projects to enhance your user experience.

Our new SplashTiles Builder Tool now makes it simple to create compelling signage

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Web source examples you can integrate in your NetPlay system

Google Calendar:

Google calender is a great way to keep your days organized.  Any calander can be embedded including options for shared calenders and private events. 

For more information and instructions on creating your custom link see Google Calender Embedding Help

Google documents and slideshows:

You can use Google Docs to place any files in the cloud and view them directly via NetPlay.  Simply create your document in Google Docs and then use "Publish to Web" under the File menu.  Add the provided iframe link to your html file (see our example).  This is useful to create dynamic content which will automatically synchronize to all your TVs.

Google Slide Shows can be used to create fast and easy to maintain digital signage.  Please see our tutorial video.

For more infomation see Google Docs Help

Google maps (including traffic):

Google maps can provide real time traffic information to your NetPlay displays.  The Google map API allows you to select your geographic region and set the map type and parameters you would like displayed. 

The SplashTiles builder tool has direct support for Google Maps.  Just select the appropriate tile from the "Add tiles" page.

For more information and instructions on creating your custom link see Google Maps Embedding Help

Weather:

The SplashTiles builder tool has direct support for several types of weather reporting.  Just select the appropriate tile from the "Add tiles" page.  If you prefer a different format, just use the Embedded Web URL tile with the desired iframe.

Web apps and CGI:

SplashTiles supports HTML5, javascript, and WebGL apps.  These can range from fully interactive applications to dynamic 3d data visualization or many others.  The "matrix.html" web source included on your virtual matrix is one example using HTML5.  The "logo.html" web source included on your virtual matrix show how to create a spinning transparent CGI spinning logo using three.js and WebGL.  Other live online examples can be found at https://www.chromeexperiments.com/webgl.  A global real time interactive weather model is one of our favorites http://www.meteoearth.com.

Photo slideshows:

The SplashTiles builder tool has direct support for Flikr.  Just select the appropriate tile from the "Add tiles" page.  You can also add other services using web URLs.

News, Facebook, and RSS: 

The SplashTiles builder tool has direct support for RSS feeds.  Just select the appropriate tile from the "Add tiles" page.  You can also add other services using web URLs.

You can also use FeedWind (feed.mikle.com) to easily add news or Facebook feeds.  Simply create an account on their site, select the feeds and format you would like to display, and then create and copy the iframe code.

To-Do lists: 

Wunderlist can be embedded in your page to keep your queue in check.  Create your list on their site, publish it, then insert the list address in an iframe tile in SplashTiles builder.

Transparent pages:

Whenever a web url is loaded as a PIP overlay, the background will be transparent.  To support this transparency to your pages, you should set the body background to a non-zero alpha (1.0 for fullly transparent).  Please see the transparent.html file on your virtual matrix for examples.

SpashTiles builder allows you to directly set the transparency and color of the page background and each tile background.

Home automation control/status:  

SplashTiles builder:  

ActionTiles:  ActionTiles is a versitle method of home automation control that can be added to your SplashTiles page.  ActionTiles works with the Samsung SmartThings Hub and all the devices it can control (lighting, locks, thermostats, etc).  You will need to setup an account with Actiontiles.com to get started.  Once setup, you can embed your ActionTiles control panels in your html files using an iframe.  You can also directly make them a NetPlay source to use with PIP and Tiling.  ActionTiles does require each TV to login once.  If you would like to control the ActionTiles as well as view them, we recommend using a mini Bluetooth keyboard/touchpad to select and toggle your tiles.

Other:  Any control system that provides a web based control panel can be integrated.  Just add the control panel URL as a page or iframe in a page.

External commercial sources:  

Hundreds of external commercial signage applications are available.  Here are two that we recommend considering.

Dakboard:  Dakboard provides an easy to setup information screen (no html programming required) including photos, weather, calendars, etc.  All you have to do is setup an account and configure your page using a web browser (dakboard.com).  Then under account settings, find your "private url".  Enter this URL as a web URL source in virtual matrix source setup

Uptappd:  Cloud based beer menus!  Upload your beer taps to there web site and create custom scrolling web feeds for display on all your devices.

Local user web server:  

Documentation on how to setup and use the local user web server on NetPlay Manager.

 

Web sources can be used directly as NetPlay sources, or they can be inserted as Embedded Web sources in our SplashTiles builder tool.  When using a web source instead a SplashTiles builder tile, it will be displayed using HTML iframes.  Some sites will not allow display in an iframe for security reasons.  In those cases, check with the site for instructions on the proper URL for embedding.

Web sources can also be fully interactive.  We recommend using a wireless air mouse / remote for best ease of use.  The ESC key is used to go back to previous pages.