Player for Kiosks on webOS Signage from LG - Quick Start

    Overview

    This article will explain how to run IntuiFace Player for Kiosks on a webOS device from LG. Once Player is running, the user experience is identical to that of Player on every other supported platform. If you are already familiar with how to use Player on those platforms then you can go from a published IntuiFace experience to running it on webOS in seconds. If you are new to IntuiFace, hang in there - it's easy!

    As the only touch option for webOS, IntuiFace is an innovation for a display platform that has only recently adopted touch capability. We have worked - and are working - hard with LG to not only refine our support but to help improve webOS itself. We ask that you bring us into your evaluation process early so you can benefit from our knowledge and insight. We are here to help you get the most out of your investment in webOS. Contact us using this page.

    Supported Hardware

    IntuiFace Player is supported on webOS SM5B series devices (32”/43”/49”/55”/65”). Touch is enabled by the addition of a touch overlay also available from LG.

    • For a look at the various Model SM5B options from LG, visit this webpage.
    • For a list of SM5B-compatible touch overlays from LG, visit this webpage.

    NOTE: At the moment, Model SM5B signage only supports single-touch interaction regardless of the touch-point limit for the overlay. Support for multi-touch will be added when LG firmware updates become available.

    Prerequisites

    1. Use of IntuiFace Player for Kiosks on webOS assumes you have an IntuiFace account. Need one? Click here to register.
      • A paid license is not required for use of Player. However, if used as a Free Edition, IntuiFace experiences will be watermarked with the IntuiFace logo.
    2. Become familiar with the current solution limitations. Some are due to IntuiFace, others to webOS. All will be addressed over time.

    Installing Player

    Access the Server settings menu

    To install IntuiFace Player on a webOS device, you will need to access that device's Server settings menu. To do so:

    1. Using its remote control, press and hold the Settings button until a pop-up window appears in the upper right corner of the screen.
    2. Type 8080 using the remote control and then press the OK button. (If you mistype, you'll see the message No signal.)

    In about five seconds, the Server settings menu will appear on the left.

    Next, choose one of the two methods below to install IntuiFace Player. Your choice depends upon whether your LG webOS device has an Internet connection.

    Option 1: Using IntuiLab's remote server

    If your webOS device is connected to Internet, this is the simplest solution.

    1. On your signage device, enter the Server settings menu (see above)

    2. In the Server menu, set the following fields using your remote control with the specified values. The following fields are marked with corresponding letters in the screenshot below.

      a. Application Launch Mode: Local

      b. Fully Qualified Domain Name: Set it to On and enter the following URL: http://webos.intuiface.com/player.zip

      c. In the Local Application Upgrade field, click the REMOTE button. This will start the download process.

    3. After the download is complete, reboot your signage device.

    Option 2: Using a USB flash drive

    If your webOS device is not connected to Internet, you can install IntuiFace Player using a USB flash drive.

    1. Download the IntuiFace Player package here and rename it to scap_app.zip

    2. This scap_app.zip file must be copied onto the USB flash drive in the location specified below. If such a path does not exist, create it. [USB_root]/procentric/scap/application/scap_app.zip

    3. On your signage device, enter the Server settings menu (see above)

    1.In the Server menu, set the following fields using your remote control with the specified values. The following fields are marked with corresponding letters in the screenshot below.

    a. Application Launch Mode: Local

    b. On the Local Application Upgrade field, click the USB button.

    Activating a Player license

    Regardless of the method used to install Player, once it is installed you will need to activate a license.

    For automatic license selection

    Log into Player using the IntuiFace account credentials supplied by the creator of the experiences you wish to run. The act of logging in automatically assigns a Player for Kiosks license key - if one is available - to that particular webOS device.

    For manual license selection

    Enter a license key into the "Email Address" field, leave the "Password" field blank and click the "Login" button. The specified license will be retrieved and activated. Each license key is associated with a specific IntuiFace account and it is to the experiences of this account that Player will have direct access.

    When a license expires it is released automatically. webOS devices with released licenses will attempt to request a new license the next time Player is run.

    For more information about how IntuiFace licensing works, see this article.