Architectural improvements

IAdea's Android architecture includes the following improvements over the typical Android implementation.

  • Full-screen layout: IAdea players reliably support the Android FullScreen layout. No more popping home bars that get in the way when users touch your playing content. Conventional tablets lack this design and therefore is not usable for public display. Read more...
  • Separate program and data storage: we provide two independent, physically distinct hardware systems to separate I/O intensive media storage and mission-critical program storage. The result is extended product life and greatly reduced TCO (total cost of ownership) related to maintenance. Read more...
  • AppStart™: we developed a robust mechanism to make sure your app always runs when system boots up. This is far more reliable than using the current popular hack by catching the Android system broadcast event, which is sometimes not fired and causes your screen to get stuck on the Android desktop. Read more...
  • FailSafe™: should your primary AppStart app fail during playback for any reason, we provide a secondary app which you can use to playback preloaded background content until AppStart content is recovered. Read more...
  • App embedding: did you know that when Android resets, it wipes your app clean from the system? We provide you the option to tightly integrate your app into the firmware image so it becomes a "first-class citizen" and stays resident as well as having superuser access rights.
  • Unattended firmware update: whereas Android's default firmware update behavior requires the user to manually confirm each step, IAdea has developed an API to allow your app to programmatically update the system firmware, eradicating any system issues without asking the user to be on-site.
  • Watchdog timer and scheduled reboot: you may run into situations where resource usage slowly increases over time. We provide several mechanisms that resets the system before it hangs at the time you choose.

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