Twitter widgets

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To use the Twitter widgets, your Twitter account must be connected with your Cockpit account.
Moreover, your Elementi license must be registered into Cockpit and your target HMP must be added into Cockpit.

Introduction

These widgets can be used to display data provided by Twitter - an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".


Note
This page is related to Elementi 2016 Widgets.
Note
See more about Data feeds in general.


Note Note: The current version of these widgets is not compatible with multiscreen content.

Video tutorial

Twitter widgets

Under the "Twitter" folder of Elementi 2016 Widgets, you can find seven ready-to-use widgets that automatically display data extracted from a Twitter data source:

Twitter feed widgets
  • Single Tweet
    Displays a single tweet using pre-formatted design. The tweets are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.
  • Multi Tweet
    Displays a one or more tweet on the same page using pre-formatted design. The tweets are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.
  • Text Bar
    Displays text content using a fixed number of lines and applying a bottom-to-top & line-by-line scrolling effect whenever the entire text doesn't fit into the widget area.
  • Text Ticker
    Displays text content using a continuous horizontal scrolling effect. The font size is adjusted automatically for the text to fit into the widget area.
  • Text Roll
    Displays text content using a continuous vertical scrolling effect. The font size is adjusted automatically for the selected number of lines to fit into the predefined area.
  • Slideshow
    Displays slides composed of tweet & media layers, which are automatically filled out with data retrieved from Twitter. The slides are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.
  • Horizontal Table, Vertical Table, and Table
    Displays slides composed of multiple cells of text & media layers, which are automatically filled out with data retrieved from Twitter. The slides are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.


Note Note: Any formatting present within the tweet is discarded - you can customize how the text appears on the screen within Elementi.

Configuration

Each of the widgets above can be customized using the options provided under "Properties" tab - for more details go to the dedicated page of each widget type, linked above.

Date Properties Dialog

Data Properties

To edit the properties related to the data source, click on the Data Feed Properties button. This opens the "Data Properties" dialog, which allows changing the following:

  • Account
    Select one of the connected Twitter accounts or click "Connect account..." if none was previously connected.
  • Timeline
    Select the data to be displayed between "Home timeline", "Poster by me" (default), and "Poster by user".
  • @username
    If "Poster by user" is chosen, this options let you select the username of the user to be displayed. Do not forget the @ sign.
  • Max count
    Max number of tweets to be retrieved.
  • Refresh
    Enter a number, optionally followed by s (implicit), m or h, to specify the period after which the widget should refresh the feed data (this is useful especially when the widget is running in a loop); the minimum accepted value is 60 seconds. Using "When document opens" will refresh the data only when the document is re-opened.
  • Include retweets
    If selected, user re-tweets are also included in the retrieved tweets.

Note Note: At any point, the data source configuration can be tested by clicking on the "Test..." button.

Twitter channel connection

Using the Twitter widgets requires having your Twitter account connected with the Cockpit account where your Elementi license is registered. For that, follow these steps:

  1. Select the "Account" option as "Connect account...".
  2. Click the URL displayed within the "Connect Account..." dialog.
  3. Next, the Twitter sign-in page is opened;
    • follow the steps on that page to sign into your Twitter account.
  4. Next, allow the SpinetiX app to access the specified information of your Twitter account.
  5. Return to Elementi and click the "OK" button within the "Connect Account..." dialog.
  6. At this point, your Twitter account appears in the "Account" drop-down box.


Note Note: The Twitter account can be disconnected at any time from Cockpit from the "Channels" page.

Single Tweet Properties

Single Tweet properties

The following properties, found under "Properties" tab, can be used to customize the widget:

  • Data
    Click on the Data Feed Properties button (it opens the Data Properties dialog for Twitter source). This let the user select the tweets to be displayed.
  • Slide duration
    Enter the number of seconds each tweet is displayed on the screen.
  • Transition
    Click on the Transition Properties button (it opens the "Transition Properties" dialog) and select a transition effect and its properties.
  • Looping
    Select whether the widget ends after the last tweet or loops to the first one.
  • Display Twitter Logo
    Select whether the Twitter logo should be displayed or not.

Multi Tweet Properties

Multi Tweet properties

The following properties, found under "Properties" tab, can be used to customize the widget:

  • Data
    Click on the Data Feed Properties button (it opens the Data Properties dialog for Twitter source). This let the user select the tweets to be displayed.
  • Locale
    Select the locale used for displaying dates and numbers.
  • Slide duration
    Enter the number of seconds each slide of tweets is displayed on the screen.
  • Transition
    Click on the Transition Properties button (it opens the "Transition Properties" dialog) and select a transition effect and its properties.
  • Looping
    Select whether the widget ends after the last tweet or loops to the first one.
  • Display Twitter Logo
    Select whether the Twitter logo and the header should be displayed or not.
  • Text
    Custom text header
  • Number of rows
    Enter the number of tweets to display on a single slide.
  • Delay per cell
    Enter the number of seconds to wait before displaying the next cell of the table.

Troubleshooting

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