Digital Signage in Android – Garlic Launcher
Do you want to assemble Digital Signage Hardware with Android? The open-source garlic-launcher will make it possible. With the combination of garlic-launcher and the Android version of garlic-player are able to build Android image for a serial production of SMIL capable digital signage player.
If you want to run a screen or interactive kiosk system 24/7 you need to think about some challenges.
- Security: You do not want someone to hack your device
- Monitoring device health, heartbeat, and more
- Remote administration (update, reboot, maintenance)
- Manual configuration as easy as possible
The “garlic” approach is to separate the software for industrial media player hardware in two parts.
- Garlic-player as platform independent media player
- garlic-launcher as small native interface to the Android management functions