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Digital signage is the new sandwich board: they're informative, they're accessible and most of all they are flashy. However, there is a downside — displays are expensive. Thankfully, app developers have come up with a solution for this, mobile devices as digital signage displays.
Ideally a high definition flat screen is par for large displays; they look good and make sense for use in a lobby or along corridors. Depending on your signage needs however, a small display could be more functional. For example, digital kiosk displays tend to be smaller and desk displays, for reception desks and the like, do not need to be the size of a large television to be feasible. Here is where mobile signage apps come in. A good mobile signage app should do a variety of things, it needs to be able to do continuous playback, have customizable content and give you options for the types of content able for display. Most signage apps guarantee all of these features and sometimes more. In this collection of digital signage apps the options for your mobile device vary with each app.
Most of these apps offer RSS feeds and WiFi access for content streaming, while user-defined content comes standard. All of these apps are free, but some do charge for software fees. The newest edition of DigitalSignage.com's app, SignagePlayer for Android, offers a lot of features that are not found on other signage apps. For example, SignagePlayer gives users the option of using a variety of templates so that each display is unique and engaging, plus the options for presenting content boosts the efficiency of the display. With SignagePlayer, you can chose from a handful of different stock options, such as weather forecasts and customizable news tickers, but the app also allows you to stream a variety of content regardless of its type. The ability to stream html5, flash and uploaded content gives you the ability to present just about anything you need to all from the convenience of your tablet or other mobile device.
While it might not seem practical to display straight from your mobile phone, these apps are all compatible with tablets, which is a great option for on the go display or cheap stationary signage that you create. Each app is different, but whatever you're looking for, these apps are sure to address your needs.
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