DAKboard Does RSS!
By popular demand, we’ve recently added support for RSS feeds! DAKboard can now display headlines in a news-ticker style right along with your calendar, weather and beautiful photographs! To add a RSS feed: login to your DAKboard, click the gear icon in the upper right to access DAKboard options and click “RSS” in the left nav. From here, just check “enable”, paste in your favorite feed URL and enjoy!
New Photo Sources!
DAKboard now supports displaying photos from Instagram and 500px! Open the DAKboard options, head to the photo section and select the photo source of your desire! You don’t need an Instagram or 500px account to view photos from either source.
Supported photo sources:
We’re also looking for suggestions on what other photo sources you’d like to see. Let us know in the comments below!
And Other New Features
Along with RSS feed support we’ve added a few other smaller features!
- Customizable font sizes. In the DAKboard options, under “General” you’ll see the new “Font Size” dropdown. Select whatever font size looks best on your display!
- Analog clock. Want to display an elegant analog clock instead of the digital one? No problem! In the DAKboard options, under “Date/Time” you’ll see a new “Clock Type” option.
Thanks again for all your support, and we hope you’re enjoying DAKboard!
13 thoughts on “DAKboard Does RSS!”
Is there any chance that you will support photo rss feeds in the future?
Hi Stephen, we haven’t considered supporting photo RSS feeds. Do you have a specific site in mind that offers photos through an RSS feed? Let us know and we can look into it. Thanks!
That would be nice to get RSS feed from google photos
Oh nice! That is definitely something we could implement. Thanks for sharing!
Is there a way to change color of fonts, especially for news feed?
Hi Aman, we’re working on a custom CSS feature which will allow customizations like this. This will hopefully be rolling out in the next month or two!
Any updates on this? I’ve been using dakboard for a while on a few old tablets; I love it, but I’d really like to see my own pictures (running a Gallery3 server).
Could we have more than one rss feed? I like to mix things up a bit sometimes.
Hi Rob, that’s definitely possible and shouldn’t be too difficult to implement. I’ll add it to our feature request list over on GitHub: https://github.com/dannyk660/dakboard/issues. Thanks!
I wonder if you could put more than 1 RSS entry on the screen? I think two or three entries would fit nicely on my monitor. Otherwise there is some wasted space.
Hi Mike, this is in the works. We have an enhancement request open for this here: https://github.com/dannyk660/dakboard/issues/5
Any dev plans in the future to support clickable rss feed headlines? Thinking if a story comes up that is interesting, you could click and open a webpage with the story?
Hi Jared, yes we have a feature request open for this here: https://github.com/dannyk660/dakboard/issues/54. Thanks.