Screenly’s goal is to take the hassle out of digital signage. We want digital signage to be accessible to everyone in just a few clicks. To achieve this goal, we built digital signage software that allows users to manage their digital signs from anywhere. Users can log in to the Screenly web interface to change and manage their digital signs all from the comfort of their laptop. With Screenly, users can display images, videos, motion graphics, and even live web pages to their display screens in 1080p full HD resolution.
After launching Screenly, we learned that there are far more use cases for Screenly than we ever imagined. In response to our users’ creativity with our platform, we created an API for Screenly. Screenly’s digital signage API allows users to connect their digital signs with their existing business databases and enterprise software. With this connected data, Screenly digital signs can automatically change the displayed content based on predefined thresholds. For example, hotels can advertise events with low sign up numbers on their lobby digital signage. Additionally, retail clothing stores can promote different clothing options depending on the local weather. With Screenly’s API, your digital signs can harness the power of real-time data.
Whether you just want to automate digital signage asset uploads or build an entire service on top of Screenly, our API will allow you (or your developers) to achieve your digital signage goals. If you have a project that needs to display custom data and content on a screen, Screenly has you covered. With digital signage API calls, you can make your digital signage respond to your business data in real time.
Like all modern APIs, Screenly’s API is RESTful and JSON based.
Get started with Screenly’s digital signage API
To get started with Screenly digital signage, you will need a Raspberry Pi and Screenly’s digital signage management software flashed on your Raspberry Pi’s microSD card. To make things simple, we offer the Screenly Box 0. This product includes a Raspberry Pi digital signage player with Screenly pre-installed on the device.
Once you have your digital sign hardware and software set up, check out our Screenly API example on GitHub. This will help you familiarize yourself with our digital sign API so that you can start using it for your business use cases.
For some inspiration on how to use our digital sign API for your business, check out our article Building intelligent digital signage for retail. Also, check out how SMRT1 Technologies is adding API enabled digital signs to vending machines.