Touch Elements Plugin

This Plugin makes it possible to use touch-enabled displays with digital signage. You can use defined objects, text elements, or entire media files (ex. wallpapers) to interact with the viewer. The following sections will explain how to create touchable content and use it.

To illustrate how it works, we have put together a simple scenerio:

A travel agency located in a shopping center wants to display a variety of different offers, in short succession using viewneo digital signage. In order to not overwhelm the viewner with too much information, they try to make them short and appealing. The ads show the place, number of people, price, and a blinking button that allows the user to get additional information when they press it. When the customer is interested they touch the button and an information page is displayed that has more detailed information about the offer.

The advantage is that the owner of the travel agency is able to display a large number of offers in shorter intervals, since they can be easily read them quickly. This increases the chances that a customer will find something that fits their needs. By stimulating interaction, the customer also feels as though the offers are tailored towards their needs.

The following will explain how a system like this can be set up using the Touch Interaction Plugin:

To make an element "touchable", select the corresponding element in the editor. There you will find the setting for Touch Interaction located on the right toolbar in the slide or the template editor. There are two options which you can choose from: Deactivated or Touch. These options are available and able to be used with all media content.

The next step is to create Events for the playlist. This feature can be found in the settings of a playlist by clicking on the gear icon. In order for the information page to be displayed only when the touch interaction is triggered, two events are required. The first event tells the system to pull up the information page when it is triggered by the touch interaction. The second event tells the system to skip the information page, under normal situations. So, let's walk through how to set up these events:

An event always consists of a Trigger and an Action. There are also optional filters which can be configured.

To set up the first event (jump to the information page), we use the Trigger Touch Interaction. Additionally, as shown in the picture below, there is also a filter option, and an Action Go to content (information content).

For the second event (skip information) we use the Trigger Content End and select the preceding content as a filter. As an Action choose Go to Content (the next offer).

Touch Interaction is a great Plugin to use in conjunction with the viewneo ScreenSync Plugin. You can find more information about ScreenSync here.