Topic: Custom messages on Infocast
I've been toying with my new Infocast for about a week and I'm 90% loving it. It's that other 10% that has me considering a return.
All I want to do is push custom text to the screen, on demand. The only way that I've been successful is to stop the control panel, then write to the frame buffer or launch my own app. After that I can restart the control panel when I'm done. It is inelegant, to say the least. Although I could leave the control panel up and fbwrite() my text, screen refreshes quickly overwrite anything that I write to the screen.
With earlier Chumby control panels, you could force a channel change, or a widget change, which I guess I would have expected to move forward with the Insignia model. These commands seem to be now discarded with this version.
With the Infocast, is there any way to:
A) Force a channel or widget change from the shell?
B) Overlay text or images on top of the currently flash app?
Any tips here?