First things first … DAKboard now supports video in the background, in addition to all the existing photo sources! We’ve added support for videos from YouTube and Vimeo with more in the works. These video sources are available in the DAKboard options, under the “Background” section.
Busy, Busy, Busy!
We’ve had an extremely busy and productive fourth quarter. In addition to our internal bug fixes and enhancements, we’ve completed more than 30 issues and enhancements reported and suggested by you (our users!) on our GitHub list. Some of the highlights include:
- Custom Text
- Reducing time change between photos
- Integration with iCloud for photos
- Instagram hashtag search option (in addition to usernames)
- Additional colors for calendars
- Immediate refresh of a dashboard after a configuration change has been made
- Addition of RSS News and Todo lists to the “Big Calendar” layout
- Added the ability to display all current tasks from Todoist
- Using video and external sites as a background
And even more! Feel free to take a look at the list and add your own suggestions or vote or comment on existing ones.
A Note About Video
For those running DAKboard on a Raspberry Pi (and other small tablets), you may experience some choppiness or stuttering when trying to play HD/4k video. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer and doesn’t have the video horsepower to always play large videos smoothly. However, we’re working to include any software optimizations that may improve this experience.
Also, with the introduction of video and external sites (iframes) as options for your DAKboard background, we’re renaming the “Photos” section in the DAKboard options to “Background”.
That Backorder Though…
You may have noticed that our Wall Display has been on backorder for a while now … There has been a significant increase in demand and we’re working with our manufacturer to ramp up production. We are receiving shipments from our manufacturer multiple times a week and are shipping out units on a first come – first serve basis, so get your orders in now!
On the Horizon
We have some great features planned for release in early 2018. Including photo integration with Google Drive, enabling multiple Photo/background sources at once, and a widget-like drag/drop framework for complete customization and control of your dashboard and more!
We’d like to offer a big “thank you!” to everyone who has used DAKboard, and especially those who have supported us by becoming a Premium subscriber! Your Premium subscription allows us to continue to develop and support DAKboard, and without you, this would not be possible.
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And as always, please feel free to contact us with any comments, problems or questions!