External URL for tile?


#21

I am able to pull a webcore presence into ActionTiles by using a piston to POST the presence to a server side script. The script grabs the status from various variables and stores it in a mySQL database. In ActionTiles I just create a media tile with a URL pointing to a script on my web server that pulls the status from the DB adds it to the profile pic and then spits out a PNG in real time that ActionTiles can read and display.

Here’s how my Action Tiles panel looks:

Here’s the link to another post on here I created in regards to the piston that does it all.

Using this approach you can pretty much interface with anything on WebCore, not just for presence stuff.

I was planning releasing this publicly to the community but with the current unreliable state of WebCore presence I’m holding off for the time being. Hopefully webCoRE app will get fixed soon.


#22

So if I wanted to do a countdown timer in webore of days until vacation and post that tile on my ActionTiles, could I do it this way? Currently, I am using a work-around for this but ActionTiles adds script at the bottom of my tile…
Illum-counter

Can I automatically (with webcore) pull an image from my google account daily, edit it, and post that on my ActionTiles without the “illum (lx)” ?


#23

The only way I’ve found to get external data like that (without repurposing a tile) is to use a media tile with shields.io. This thread has a ton of details and examples (and it ain’t all pretty!): https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/2707-live-traffic-travel-time-tile-image-from-query-text-using-shieldsio