We’ve spent a lot of development time in the last few months improving things behind the scenes. As Screenly is growing (and we’ve seen a lot of growth recently), it’s important that we build a solid foundation for Screenly on the back-end. This is exactly what we are working on.
Thanks to our partner Pi Supply, you can now order pre-flashed SD cards with Screenly. These SD cards available for both Screenly Pro and OSE and can be purchased from here.
Linux User & Digest published an in-depth article about Screenly titled “Digital Signage with Screenly”. If you’re in the U.K., you can likely find the magazine in your local store. If you don’t feel like leaving your desk, you can also read the article on their website.
(If you’re thinking that it was a strange interview, you’re right. It was a fully transcribed Skype interview, which explains the verbal tone of voice.)
For some time, we’ve been working on a new Screenly Player module. We demonstrated the power of the new Screenly Pro player module at TechCrunch Disrupt and received a huge amount of interest. We’re looking to opening up the V2 player beta to some beta customers in Q2. If you’re interested in participating in the beta, please fill out this form.
Since the last newsletter, we’ve been busy with attending lots of events. It has been a lot of fun, and we’ve been able to meet a number of users in person.
First out was BBVA’s IoT Day in Madrid, Spain. Together with Canonical and Cloud.net we spent the morning talking about Screenly, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and IoT in general. During the afternoon, we held a hands-on lab where the participants could work on their own projects with our help.
While in Madrid, we were also invited to speak at Betabeers, which is the largest tech meet up series in Spain. We were greeted by an eager group of techies and covered Screenly as a use case for IoT.
In December, we had a booth at Pi Wars — the Raspberry Pi robotics challenge competition in Cambridge together with our partner Pi Supply. Rumor has it that it was the biggest Raspberry Pi event to date, and it surely was a full house. Not only did we get to meet a number of users, but we also got to hang out with the Eben and Liz from the Raspberry Pi foundation.
Just a few days after Pi Wars, we headed over to TechCrunch’s Disrupt London to join our friends over at ArcticStartup. At Disrupt we gave a sneak-peek of the upcoming version 2 of our player module. People who walked by our booth were blown away about how far we could push the Raspberry Pi.
In addition to working on making Screenly even more awesome, we also have a packed schedule with events this spring.
Later this month, on February 22–25th, we will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. You’ll find us in Canonical/Ubuntu’s booth.
During the first weekend of March (5–6th), we be in Cambridge for the big Raspberry Pi’s 4th Birthday Party. If you’re there, please swing by and say hi.
If you’re into the Cappuccino framework, you should attend CapppCon 2016 on the 31st of March in Belgium. There, you’ll find Alexander (Screenly’s co-founder) giving the keynote speech.
If you’re planning to attend Cloud Expo Europe in London on April 13th, you should head over to the Service Provider & Cloud Ecosystem Technology Theatre at 14:30. If you do so, you’ll find that Viktor (Screenly’s co-founder) will be on the panel “Future containers, virtualization, or both?”.
That’s it for this time. Hopefully we will see you at some upcoming event. Also, as always, if you want to get a hold of us, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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