By default, PowerPoint transitions are set to None. If this happens, PowerPoint will be stuck in the first slide when you play it in HuddleFly device. You must select ALL your slides and pick a Transition. For example: Fade, Push. Next unselect “On Mouse Click” and select After say 5 seconds.
HuddleFly can display weather forecast for 3 + 1 days. It show the current weather and the next 3 days for the zip code of your choice. This weather forecast (temperature and humidity) is different or can be the same displayed on the top left hand corner. The temperature and humidity displayed on the top left hand corner and the date/time is based on the device location that is setup when you add a new device.
HuddleFly accepts preferences set-forth by you. Simply select the options and click the “Submit Preferences” button. You can control the display, the frequency, the transitions timings within the Device Settings. You can set the settings to be either a rotating page or a single page. You can further adjust various settings such as the Transitions, Refresh rate, Display Colors and the Zoom.
HuddleFly can display stock quotes and currency exchange rates. Simply input the stock symbols separated by comma as shown and click “Update”.
HuddleFly has the ability to display multiple shared calendars from multiple Google’s gmail accounts. You can control the calendar view on HuddleFly by changing the view type. Views can be by Month, Week or Day. HuddleFly will change and display the selected view accordingly on your display. You can further, pick the color code for each of your calendars using the “Color Picker” button. If you manage and would like to view Google Task list of both completed and pending tasks, you will have to click on the “Show Task” button as shown below. You will finally have to click the “Submit Preferences” button for the changes to appear on HuddleFly.
Currently following list of fonts are supported within the HuddleFly device when you play PowerPoint:
Comic Sans MS
DejaVu Sans Condensed
DejaVu Sans Light
DejaVu Sans Mono
DejaVu SerifDejaVu Serif Condensed
Droid Arabic Kufi
Droid Arabic Naskh
Droid Naskh Shift Alt
Droid Sans Arabic
Droid Sans Armenian
Droid Sans Ethiopic
Droid Sans Fallback
Droid Sans Georgian
Droid Sans Hebrew
Droid Sans Japanese
Droid Sans Mono
Gentium Book Basic
Liberation Sans Narrow
Times New Roman
You can Post A Message of (500 characters limit) or a Picture and select multiple options of its corresponding display. HuddleFly can display both your message and the picture or just the picture in full screen mode or you can have the Marquee option that will show marquee across all screens displayed on the top portion of the screen.
Note: If you need multiple pictures to be displayed on HuddleFly, the best mechanism would be to use the “Facebook Album(s) Slideshow” option. This way you can create a Facebook album and have that album selected to be shown on HuddleFly.
HuddleFly can play YouTube videos that you specify in the app. It can play the YouTube videos either once or a particular video in a continuous loop. Depending upon if the YouTube video is a playlist or a single video, HuddleFly takes time to stream it. Playlists take some time to stream.
HuddleFly can “play” websites in the order you specify in the app. For example, you may specify each of the websites to be played followed by a comma (,) and specify the duration the website should stay ON. HuddleFly will show that website for the duration specified and close it and open a new one and in a continuous loop.
NOTE PowerPoint Play Limitations:
– Limitation#1: Animations are currently not supported within PowerPoint slide show. Should you have to animate, you can convert your PowerPoint into a video first and then play it in HuddleFly. Here is how to convert PowerPoint to a video (Supported video file formats: .mp4, .avi & .mov): https://goo.gl/hJWJHo
— Limitation#2: Maximum file size: 256 MB
— Limitation#3: You will need a FREE Dropbox account
— Limitation#4: Save your PowerPoint in .pptx extension. (.ppt shows a countdown timer during playback)
Need a Sample PowerPoint to test it on your HuddleFly device? Use this Dropbox PowerPoint URL Copy Link and Paste it in the Dropbox URL text box: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nxf8fwqll0z1o8s/Sample.pptx?dl=0
How to display PowerPoint slideshow on HuddleFly?
If you experience issues with displaying PowerPoint correctly to scale on your TV or monitor, the other option would be for you to convert the PowerPoint to slide pictures as follows by choosing jpeg file and All Slides. Zip all the slide pictures and upload to Dropbox as usual. On HuddleFly, you would just pick Pictures and choose Transition times between slides and Submit. Plus it will be a much faster playing without any conversions.
HuddleFly has the ability to display snippets of aggregated information from the web using the Single Page Display mode in a dashboard format. By default HuddleFly displays one page after another and rotates them based on the transition time period setup by you. However, using Single Page, you can see all of those information in a single place. So, for example: Within the Play Browser function, you could choose say Google Calendar, Google Tasks, Weather, Local Events, Stocks/Currency, Global/Local News and Post A Message option. HuddleFly will display it in the following format as shown below.
When a “Lock Screen” option is chosen, HuddleFly device simply simply shows Date and Time of the HuddleFly’s device location that is configured during registering a new device. No other information is displayed.
HuddleFly Lock Screen:
HuddleFly can display Local Events Near You based on a particular zip code and your interests. For example if you are interested in Comedy events within the 90210 zip code and you would like to view events within the 100 miles radius. HuddleFly will aggregate this data for you.
Transition times can be set between HuddleFly feature options as follows. Simply click into a feature you like to display on HuddleFly and pick the transition timing from a few seconds to hours. You can set transition times between browser pages and videos (sequence play).
HuddleFly has the ability to Play Sequence. What this means is that you can display Browser based information for say 15 minutes, then say switch over to YouTube and play for 3 minutes and then Display a Website for 5 minutes etc. Here is how to do it:
HuddleFly can display Global, Local News for a particular zip code and key word news for 2 topics that you set within configuration. Simply input the zip code for local news and input 2 news topics separated by comma as shown and click “Update”. Further you can also control the number of news items that you can display on the screen. The default is set to 5 news items.
HuddleFly has the ability to display multiple Facebook photo albums from multiple Facebook accounts. Just click the “Add Account” button and login to your Facebook account and follow the prompt as shown below. Pick the photo albums you like to display and click the “Save Album(s)” button. You will finally have to click the “Submit Preferences” button for the changes to appear on HuddleFly.
HuddleFly Web App:
HuddleFly iPhone App:
HuddleFly can display world times from different regions. You can select up-to 4 countries (regions) to display at a time.
HuddleFly has the ability to display schedules and play them at pre-determined times. This feature is only available for on the Web app. For example: If you have a need to display breakfast menu at 6am in the morning and lunch menu at 11am, you can do this by creating Display Schedule as follows.
Note: When the end time is reached, HuddleFly automatically goes back and displays the Master Menu.
If you had to hard-reset HuddleFly, and still want to save your previous preferences that you had configured such as calendars, pictures etc. you can simply click on “Edit” the device and reenter the new token number given to you.