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GENERALQ: What is Digital Signage?

A: Digital signage is a form of electronic display that shows television programming, menus, information, advertising and other messages. Digital signs (frequently utilizing technologies such as LCD, LED, plasma displays, or projected images to display content) can be found in both public and private environments, including retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and corporate buildings, amongst other locations. Hence, the distribution via a set-top-box linked to a display facilitates the process and provides the possibility to distribute your content accordingly.

 

M30Q: How do I create a simple digital signage app?

A: Combining existing elements/examples, Chapter X - Digital Signage shows you how to create a digital signage app that plays videos in a loop.

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M30Q: How does the Digital Signage App in chapter XL work?

A: We provide more information, including a complete documentation, in the Developer IDE. In Chapter XL - Digital Signage 2, Part 1 we give a detailed insight on how the application works.

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M30Q: How does the downloader of the Digital Signage app work?

A: In order to have some content to play out, you will have to make the application download it from a server. How you accomplish that is explained in Part 2 of Chapter XL - Digital Signage 2 in the Developer IDE.

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M30How does the viewer of the Digital Signage app work?

A: Once the content got downloaded to your external storage device, you have to enable the application to actually play the content. Part 3 of Chapter XL will show you how to do that. Make sure to check it in the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: How does the storage tool of the Digital Signage app work?

A: The Digital Signage application in Chapter XL uses a storage tool. What it is and what is does is explained in Part 4 of the chapter. You can find this information in the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: What is the configuration file of the Digital Signage app good for?

A: The digital signage application in Chapter XL needs a configuration file which sort of represents the settings of this application. To see what the file contains and how you can modify it, take a look at Part 5.

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