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Flickr, Picasa, Podcasts & more

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Playlists now have support for virtually any RSS or ATOM feed containing images and/or video. This means you can easily import your existing image galleries from sites like Flickr, Picasa, and Google+ directly inline with your existing RevelDigital media. Just open a Playlist and add a new RSS Feed source. Then enter the RSS url provided by Flickr, Picasa, etc. and your done.

We have also included support for Podcasts (sometimes referrred to as Vodcasts) which are really just RSS feeds containing video or audio. As an example check out the PBS podcast site for their television series ScienceNowhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/rss. You'll find a number of feeds any of which could easily be integrated into your signage.

We've provided an example using Picasa in our Knowledge Base here:
http://support.reveldigital.com/kb/advanced-topics/using-rss-galleries-from-flickr-picasa-google-more

QR Codes

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We've rolled support for QR codes directly into our Template Designer making it easy to integrate QR code functionality into any template. For those not acquainted, the QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) provides quick access to websites, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Smart phone users with the appropriate app can just scan the code with the phone's built-in camera and will be instantly presented with the website or phone number associated with the code. To get started just create or edit any template and select the QR code from the Library.

Practical examples of QR code usage:
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-qr-codes-can-grow-your-business

For more technical information on what exactly QR codes can represent:
http://code.google.com/p/zxing/wiki/BarcodeContents