News

The News app pulls news from the RSS feed of your favorite news site. We have preconfigured several news sources from several countries.

News app

When the app style is set to "single article" then each time the page is shown again during playback, the app advances to the next available article.

If you're missing your favorite news source, or maybe even your country, then there's two things you can do:

  1. send us a quick e-mail to ask us to add that news source to the app
  2. find the RSS web address of the missing new source and use the RSS Feed app to display the news through that

Properties

You can configure the app using the following properties:

Property Explanation
Country Select the country of the news source you are looking for.
News source This will show the currently available news sources within the selected country. Select the one you like.
Refresh icon (Re)load the news source and display the next article or start running the ticker.
Maximum age of articles The messages on your screen will never be older than what you select here.
Style Sets the way you like your articles to be displayed:
  • As a single message
  • As a ticker
  • As a vertical ticker
Include content Unselect to only see the headlines.
Include image (Only for "Single message" or "Vertical ticker" style) Let's you indicate if you also want to display an embedded image (if present) and if so where: above the text, in the top left of the body text or in the top right of the body text.
Fixed image height (Only for "Single message" or "Vertical ticker" style) If you selected to include an image, this lets you reserve a fixed space for that image to better retain your layout.
Article style (Only for "Single message" or "Vertical ticker" style) Sets the way you like individual articles to be displayed:
  • With a transparent background
  • In a box with rounded corners
  • In a box with straight corners
Background color (Only for "Rounded box" or "Rectangular box" article style) Set the background color of a single article box.
Transparency (Only for "Rounded box" or "Rectangular box" article style) Set the background transparency of a single article box.
Scroll speed (Only for "Ticker" style) Set the desired scroll speed of the ticker.

And finally there are a number of generic app properties that you can configure that you'll find on many other elements as well.

The image size is relative to the app size. Drag the app bigger to get a bigger image. Adjust the text size accordingly to get the mix that you like.