Ask HN: Does anyone here makes sw for kiosks, infotainments or similar?

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  • screens

    Screens

  • I work on a team building an application that displays real-time predictions/service alerts and other stuff on various types of strictly non-interactive screens posted around the MBTA’s* bus and rapid transit network.

    Like others in the comments, we use a pretty straightforward architecture—our backend is written in Elixir and the frontend is rendered as a webpage with HTML/TypeScript/SCSS. We also use AWS Polly for on-demand readouts of the same content. The client periodically requests new data from the server—no web sockets involved for now.

    The kiosk part is pretty basic; most of the interesting problems we face are related to the fact that we support a large variety of screen types/formats and need to strictly adhere to ADA guidelines (for both type size and audio equivalence). Screen types include solar-powered e-ink, portrait mode 1080p LCD, twin side-by-side portrait LCDs, and a set of screens owned by an ad vendor, on which our content appears in a rotation alongside ads.

    The codebase is open-source! https://github.com/mbta/screens

    * (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)

  • Drab

    Remote controlled frontend framework for Phoenix.

  • That's basically what I did for some screens around the office (before covid sent us to remote work) - elixir backend with a raspberry pi on the back of each TV, then Drab[0] to update the screen over websockets (liveview wasn't a thing then IIRC)

    [0] https://tg.pl/drab

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  • chilipie-kiosk

    Easy-to-use Raspberry Pi image for booting directly into full-screen Chrome, with built-in convenience features for unattended operation. Perfect for dashboards and build monitors.

  • Raspberry PI + https://github.com/jareware/chilipie-kiosk

    >Easy-to-use Raspberry Pi image for booting directly into full-screen Chrome, with built-in convenience features for unattended operation. Perfect for dashboards and build monitors.

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