Saturday, August 22, 2015

Kiosk Mode

I would really like to get my chromecast running in kiosk mode without having to cast my URL from my chrome instance on my desktop.  In fact I'd like to have multiple chromecast devices connected to multiple displays geographically distributed. The business use-case is having a dashboard in operations as well as the support departments... and in my home office too. But since I want to be able to hand these things out to managers and remote workers it needs to be a little more flexible. I originally thought to use a google for work account but the hidden costs rack up quickly and the concise documentation is non-existent. While I'm into sweat equity in my career this is not one of those projects with a high return on investment. Especially when there is an iPad app that makes more sense.

There are a number of Intel/Compute-sticks that might do the job, however, to paraphrase from the CEO at Meteor many times we just want to get the work done.

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