Have a spare monitor lying around or a new Raspberry Pi but don’t know what to do with it? Perfect! Follow our instructions below to create a beautiful wall display running DAKboard, powered by a Raspberry Pi! Not into DIY? Check out the shop to purchase the 24-inch wall display! Things You’ll Need Monitor with HDMI input (preferably … Continue reading DIY Wall Display
Introducing DAKboard’s new “Mobile/Tablet” layout! The new layout is optimized for smaller screens like tablets in the popular 7-10 inch range. We’ve taken the time, calendar and to-do lists and put them all in a single column that can occupy the full width of the screen. The weather has been simplified, only showing the daily high … Continue reading Use DAKboard on your Tablet!
Stay on task with DAKboard! By popular demand we’ve added to-do list integration with Wunderlist! Login to DAKboard, go to the options (gear icon) and you’ll see the new “To-Do List” option. Connect your Wunderlist account (or signup for free!) and choose which list you’d like DAKboard to display. Additional Features and Tracking In addition … Continue reading DAKboard Adds To-Do Lists!
This is a guest post by DAKboard user Jason McLeod. We noticed Jason’s blog comment discussing how he had used his Nest Thermostat to turn his DAKboard off when he was away. This sounded like an awesome integration, so we asked Jason if he’d be willing to document the steps he took, and he graciously accepted! So … Continue reading Integrate DAKboard with your Nest Thermostat
Google Photos Added! DAKboard now supports displaying photos from Google Photos! Open the DAKboard options, head to the photo section and select “Google” as the photo source. Click the Authorize button and then select an album to display photos from. Supported photo sources: We’re also looking for suggestions on what other photo … Continue reading Google Photos, Monthly Calendar Added!
DAKboard Does RSS! By popular demand, we’ve recently added support for RSS feeds! DAKboard can now display headlines in a news-ticker style right along with your calendar, weather and beautiful photographs! To add a RSS feed: login to your DAKboard, click the gear icon in the upper right to access DAKboard options and click “RSS” … Continue reading DAKboard Does RSS!
Since it’s inception, the user interface design of DAKboard has centered around two key design principles: minimalism and distance legibility. Minimalism is conveying our message (ie. the time, or an event) as simply as possible with the fewest user interface elements as possible. And distance legibility is arranging and sizing the user interface elements such … Continue reading DAKboard User Interface Design
Today we’re proud to announce that the beta period is ending and we’re launching DAKboard as a service! Over the past year we’ve been busy fixing bugs, adding features and we received a lot of great feedback from the community. With that, we have a (growing!) backlog of features and integrations we hope to work on in the coming months. … Continue reading DAKboard is out of Beta!
Our main focus over the past few months has been on bug fixes and minor feature enhancements. The beta period has been going well and we have over 1,000 users registered and using our free service! So thank you to everyone for that! We’ve also received quite a few emails requesting new features. While the time … Continue reading Status Update
We’ve finalized our integration with Dropbox and you can now have DAKboard display photos from your Dropbox! To utilize Dropbox, once logged in, on the configuration screen under the Photos section, you’ll see Dropbox as an option in the “Show Photos From” dropdown. Choose this then click the “Authorize” button to link your Dropbox account. Once … Continue reading Dropbox Integration Added!