The case for Fire Sticks

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    Shea Darlison

    Hi David,

    Thanks for taking the time to explain your situation. I do not want to lose your or any other Firestick users business. With that said, supporting a new operating system is one of the most expensive development projects we can take on, so before we commit to a project like it we need to weigh the costs and benefits.

    I'm going to review internally over the next 2 weeks (unfortunately some key stakeholders are away), and I'll come back with an answer regarding whether or not we can take this on.

    If you have any questions in the meantime let me know, I'm away tomorrow but can respond on Monday.

    Thanks,
    Shea

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    Wendi Borden

    I'd love to see RiseVision with an officially supported Android app. Android hardware is reaching a point where it will support the type of signs we do, and I'd be thrilled to go with the lower-cost hardware. It definitely lowers the barrier to entry as well. I feel like people new to the signage world would be more on board to spend $100 or less to be up and running versus needing to spend $200-300 to see a proof of concept. Heck, I've tried solutions on my phone just to see them run.. Chrome price point is pretty nice also, but the management license is required, and I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned on this forum yet, but the $24/yr single app kiosk is going away and will now be back to $50/yr for business clients - yuck. Dealing with that issue here now :/

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    Shea Darlison

    Hi all,

    We will not be pursuing an Android player at this time, but we'll continue to evaluate demand for it.

    We are going to make changes so that Android players can be licensed in the Rise Vision application. This will allow them to show Presentations past the January 1st date.

    For now Android is an unsupported operating system and we are going to continue to ask the 3rd party developer to keep My Rise Player unlisted. We recommend customers switch to a supported operating system.

    If you have any questions let me know.

    Thanks

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    Wendi Borden

    [Unrelated to Android, sorry..] Can we get the same courtesy for adding licensing to our "RisePlayerPackagedApp 1.26.1.1" boxes? Upgrading them to "supported" players requires user intervention on the other end, and with over 150 of our boxes spread across the country it's not an easy task.

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    Shea Darlison

    Hi Wendi, 

    Yes, our plan is to allow all unsupported players to be licensed. 

    Thanks

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    Shea Darlison

    Hi all, 

    The ability to apply a license to unsupported players has been released. 

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks

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    David Steinberg

    We have no use for the "Licensed player" features. We only need what we have currently to continue working for the foreseeable future. According to my understanding, the current "free" pricing is being changed to $1 per display per month. Due to the amount of displays we have we cannot fit more than that in the budget.

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    Wendi Borden

    Afraid not..it's either:

    1) Use URLs only and continue to be free.

    2) Continue using Presentations and follow the new pricing structure. https://www.risevision.com/pricing

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    Robb Price

    That is correct David and Wendi,

    The free options are available here: https://www.risevision.com/free-digital-signage, and it is precisely what Wendi states above; Scheduling your own content is free, but you'll need to use your own tools to create and host your content.

    I hope that helps!

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