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Creating a mobile app with our REST API

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For you technical folk out there we've put together an example of using our REST API to create a mobile app. The purpose of the app is to compliment your signage by providing viewers the ability to view a playlist in slideshow format on their mobile device. The playlist could be one currently playing on your sign or a completely different playlist from your library. To access the app viewers scan a QR code on the sign which loads the app in their mobile browser. A great example scenario for this would be in a retail environment where customers could scan and take the signage with them for viewing coupons or store specials. Scan the QR code for a preview of the app in action.

We've provided a KB article on our support site here: http://support.reveldigital.com/kb/advanced-topics/use-the-rest-api-to-create-a-mobile-app

For documentation on the REST API check out our wiki site here: https://sites.google.com/site/revelapi/home

Even More Sample Templates

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A few more sample templates have been added to the gallery, this time with financial and conference themes. The financial template utilizes Google Gadgets for both real time stock quotes and also for a financial news feed. Customize the stock quote gadget to display any number of your own symbols. The news feed gadget allows for any RSS/ATOM feed and supports rich HTML content. The QR code on this template points to the RSS feed for mobile viewing.

The conference template provides an example of using Google Calendar to supply a fictional event schedule for this years CES show. This of course is just an example which is loosely based on actual events from the show. Again we used a gadget to pull data from the calendar which can display events in both a consolidated (as shown) or tabular format. Events are displayed in chronological order with the next scheduled event shown first. Viewers are able to quickly determine the next event and how to get there.

We've also published the or…