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Description

WallPanel is an Android application for Web Based Dashboards and Home Automation Platforms such as Home Assistant. Reuse an older mobile phone or tablet to mount your home automation dashboard on your wall.

Features

* Web Based Dashboards and Home Automation Platforms support.
* Camera support for streaming video, motion detection, face detection, and QR Code reading.
* Google Text-to-Speech support to speak notification messages using MQTT or HTTP.
MQTT or HTTP commands to remotely control device and application (url, brightness, wake, etc.).
* Sensor data reporting for the device (temperature, light, pressure, battery).
* Wake device on motion or face detection.

For the complete setup instructions and additional information, please visit the Project Home Page.

Please use the Project's Home Page or the Thanksmister community pages to report issues, not Google Reviews. There is no way to receive support through a Google Play review.

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Primary: Applications

Secondary: House & Home

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Version History

Launched Jul 14, 2018 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 14 days, on average.

Jun 11
2020
(Current)
Version 0.9.3 Build 0

Feature to reload the unsplash screensaver very 15 minutes.

May 07
2020
Version 0.9.2 Build 1

Fix for screen dimming not working on some older devices.
There are no screen dimming percentage values for devices who may support them.

Apr 21
2020
Version 0.9.2 Build 0

Fix for screen dimming not working on some older devices.

Dec 04
2019
Version 0.9.1 Build 0

This release adds wallpaper screensaver functionality which loads random images from Unsplash.
Added password masking for MQTT password in settings.

Dec 02
2019
Version 0.9.0 Build 0

This release adds wallpaper screensaver functionality which loads random images from Unsplash.

Nov 13
2019
Version 0.8.9 Build 3

Improved MQTT reconnect on WiFi disconnect.
Handling error messages on MQTT disconnect or error only on init.
We lost our Crashlytics reporting, adding back older method for Crashlytics.

Oct 19
2019
Version 0.8.9 Build 1

Updated application to be compliant with new 64 bit requirements.
Updated the Paho MQTT library version for better stability, no using v1.2.2.
Fix for crash on Android 5.1.1 devices and using the camera.
Fix for clear type sites, sites loading without https prefix.
Added hardware acceleration toggle and update for smooth scrolling webview (devices greater than 5.1.1).

Oct 16
2019
Version 0.8.8 Build 9

Updated application to be compliant with new 64 bit requirements.
Updated the Paho MQTT library version for better stability, no using v1.2.2.
Minor bug fixes for some older devices exhibiting crashes with MQTT library.
Fix for crash on Android 5.1.1 devices and using the camera.
Fix for clear type sites, sites loading without https prefix.
Added hardware acceleration for device greater than Android 5.1.1
Added more zoom levels for browser zoom feature

Oct 12
2019
Version 0.8.8 Build 7

Updated application to be compliant with new 64 bit requirements.
Updated the Paho MQTT library version for better stability.
Minor bug fixes for some older devices exhibiting crashes with MQTT library.
Fix for camera initialization crashing on devices running Android 5.1.1

Oct 07
2019
Version 0.8.8 Build 6

Updated application to be compliant with new 64 bit requirements.
Updated the Paho MQTT library version for better stability.
Minor bug fixes for some older devices exhibiting crashes with MQTT library.

Jul 13
2019
Version 0.8.7 Build 4

More tweaks to MQTT buffer settings to prevent crashes on some devices. I also added a check that the browser view is active when setting an alert using JavaScript.

Jun 14
2019
Version 0.8.7 Build 3

Added additional crash reporting to help pinpoint MQTT issues and crashes. I am also bubbling up more specific error messages for different types of MQTT connection and initialization issues.

May 25
2019
Version 0.8.7 Build 2

Added Firebase for additional performance and crash reporting. Some minor fixes for devices experience MQTT service crashes.

May 19
2019
Version 0.8.7 Build 1

Added new brightness setting that enables the app to manually set the device brightness. The device returns to automatic brightness control when disabled. Added new button to manually capture the devices current brightness level and a setting for screen dim percentage when the screensaver is active. This release fixes a bug in the last release that sends the app directly to the settings screen.

May 17
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 7

There is new brightness setting that must be enabled (and permissions given) in order for the application to manually set the device brightness. The brightness mode can be disabled, returning the device to automatic brightness control.

There is a new button to manually capture the devices current brightness level. A new setting has also been added for setting the screen dim percentage when the screensaver is active.

May 13
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 6

* Fixed a bug reading camera settings value
* Added settings launcher code to return to app from device settings.

May 02
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 5

* Fixed a bug reading camera settings value, had key and value the same causing crash.
* Merged the settings launcher code to return to app from device settings.

Apr 05
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 3

* Fix issue with Paho library when creating MQTT client
* Dismiss MQTT error dialogs and attempt to reconnect on interval
* Added screen dimming on screensaver active and brightening on user active

Apr 02
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 2

* Fix issue with Paho library when creating MQTT client
* Dismiss MQTT error dialogs and attempt to reconnect on interval
* Added screen dimming on screensaver active

Apr 01
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 1

* Fixed crashes with older devices and MQTT
* Updates for controlling the screen sleep and wake via MQTT
* Control device volume level via MQTT
* Subscribe to topics if MQTT disconnected

Mar 22
2019
Version 0.8.6 Build 0

* Updates for controlling the screen sleep and wake via MQTT
* Control device volume level via MQTT
* Subscribe to topics if MQTT disconnected

Jan 14
2019
Version 0.8.5 Build 6

* Clock screensaver updated to show random position on screen
* Added camera stream rotation feature
* Toggle camera streaming with MQTT message
* Minor bug fixes and improvements
* Fix for prevent screen sleep
* Fix for screensaver not activating after screen wakes

Jan 09
2019
Version 0.8.5 Build 5

* Clock screensaver updated to show random position on screen
* Added camera stream rotation feature
* Toggle camera streaming with MQTT message
* Minor bug fixes and improvements
* Fix for prevent screen sleep

Jan 08
2019
Version 0.8.5 Build 4

* Clock screensaver updated to show random position on screen
* Added camera stream rotation feature
* Toggle camera streaming with MQTT message
* Minor bug fixes and improvements

Jan 07
2019
Version 0.8.5 Build 3

* Clock screensaver updated to show random position on screen
* Added camera stream rotation feature
* Toggle camera streaming with MQTT message
* Minor bug fixes and improvements

Dec 09
2018
Version 0.8.5 Build 2

* Added clock screensaver option for devices without Daydream (Fire Tablets)
* Fix for loading self-signed or untrusted SSL certificates
* Show dialog for self-signed certs only once

Dec 06
2018
Version 0.8.5 Build 1

* Fix for loading self-signed or untrusted SSL certificates
* Show dialog for self-signed certs only once

Nov 28
2018
Version 0.8.5 Build 0

* Fix for loading self-signed or untrusted SSL certificates

Nov 22
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 8

* Fix for Android Pie (9) and extra permissions required for starting background services
* Fix crash on camera test view screen

Nov 06
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 7

* Fix crash on camera test view
* Removed Crosswalk as it was crashing Android 4.0 devices
* Reconnect MQTT client on network disconnect
* Fix for MQTT error dialog appearing multiple times

Nov 05
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 6

* Removed Crosswalk as it was crashing Android 4.0 devices
* Reconnect MQTT client on network disconnect
* Fix for MQTT error dialog appearing multiple times

Oct 31
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 3

* Reconnect MQTT client on network disconnect
* Fix for MQTT error dialog appearing multiple times

Oct 28
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 2

* Fix for MQTT error dialog appearing multiple times

Sep 27
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 1

* Fix for asking for camera permissions after camera permissions denied.
* Added setting to disable browser refresh.

Sep 25
2018
Version 0.8.4 Build 0

* Fix for asking for camera permissions after camera permissions denied.

Sep 20
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 9

* Fix for reading QR Code and transmisting value via MQTT

Sep 02
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 8

* Catch errors when vision api not installed on device
* Fix for MJPEG not streaming unless motion active

Aug 21
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 7

* Addressed a crash on Android version 4 devices
* Bug fixes and stability enhancements

Aug 12
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 2

* Bug fixes and stability enhancements

Aug 09
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 1

* Fix for missing WebView component on device
* Change in the wake behavior for older devices
* Fix for older devices (Android 5.0) reporting wrong camera

Aug 08
2018
Version 0.8.3 Build 0

* Fix for missing WebView component on device
* Change in the wake behavior

Aug 07
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 9

* Added SSL certificate error handling
* Increased wake time to 30 seconds
* Fix for front and back camera reversed

Aug 06
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 8

* Added SSL certificate error handling
* Increased wake time to 30 seconds

Aug 05
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 7

* Fix for screen dimming instead of allowing device to sleep
* Attempt to catch crash when setting MQTT client buffer
* Added permissions to access local html files and images

Aug 04
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 6

* Fix for screen dimming instead of allowing device to sleep

Aug 02
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 5

* Fix for links web links not working
* Added swipe refresh to refresh dashboard link
* Clearing browser cache on webpage load

Jul 26
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 4

* Fix for prevent sleep staying active after setting turned off
* Fix to allow browser to load different page links
* Handling browser javascript popups
* Fix fo light sensor not publishing on first start

Jul 25
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 2

* Handling browser javascript popups
* Fix fo light sensor not publishing on first start

Jul 22
2018
Version 0.8.2 Build 1

* Fix for camera preview black after last release
* Added reconnect behavior to MQTT client
* Changed wake behavior because device doesn't wake on some older devices

Jul 18
2018
Version 0.8.1 Build 7

* Fix crash on devices running Android 4.0 variant
* Removed feature that changed the url when loading a different webpage

Jul 15
2018
Version 0.8.1 Build 6

* Fix crash for detectors initializing (Google Vision API)
* Added user agent to browser views
* Attempt to decrease battery usage
* Fix issue with reinitializing the list of cameras after test
* Fix for older devices who report the wrong cameraId (Asus Nexus 7)

Jul 13
2018
Version 0.8.1 Build 2

* Web Based Dashboards and Home Automation Platforms support.
* Camera support for streaming video, motion detection, face detection, and QR Code reading.
* Google Text-to-Speech support to speak notification messages using MQTT or HTTP.
* MQTT or HTTP commands to remotely control device and application (url, brightness, wake, etc.).
* Sensor data reporting for the device (temperature, light, pressure, battery).

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