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In our previous post, we talked quite a bit about how easy and straightforward it is to create rich and appealing visual content for your channel by describing all the major interface components of Castit, our own digital signage software platform. Today, we would like to go a step further and tell you more about all the different ways in which Castit can be expanded using its vast inventory of apps and integrations that can receive realtime, up-to-date information from more than 3000 online sources.
These apps are extremely valuable because they allow you to save a lot of time and money, since the entire process gets automated, and you don't have to enter information manually every time it gets updated. Some of the online sources that Castit can integrate with through its apps include different websites and blogs that have RSS feed support, such as company news websites, sports channels, local news sources, real estate agencies, public transportation information websites, movie and music sources, etc. Castit can also integrate and receive information directly from all the major social and video/image hosting networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, etc. Finally, even if you somehow manage to find an online source that one of the Castit apps can't connect with, our talented developer team will be more than happy to create one according to your needs and specifications.
So, now that we've covered all that, let us go over some of the more popular Castit apps in slightly more detail and show you how easy it is to set up your digital signage channel just the way you want it and to have it fully automated.
Would you like to display a webpage in your channel? No problem, the Website on Castit app has you covered! With our app, you can show off your company website, increase your brand's visibility and help your audience easily find relevant information about your company. However, the possibilities do not end there. Our app allows you to display just about any webpage you wish, as long as it can be rendered by your internet browser. Website on Castit updates all the content on your display automatically, so that the information you present to your audience stays always fresh and up-to-date.
As the name suggests, the YouTube embedded app allows you to easily embed YouTube videos directly into your digital signage channel. This way, all your YouTube videos can play directly from the internet. Our YouTube app will save you the hassle of having to manually download the videos that you'd like to see broadcast on your digital signage channel. An added advantage is that these videos won't consume any storage space on your Castit player. As long as you have a stable internet connection, and the YouTube uploader allowed the original video to be embedded, this is the app for you!
The LinkedIn app for Castit lets you display your company (or any other) LinkedIn profile directly from the internet. All the information present in your digital signage channel is shown in realtime. This is an extremely useful app if you want to provide your visitors with always up-to-date information about your company and facilitate business networking between your employees and visitors.
The Facebook app for Castit integrates with the Facebook social network and gives you an option to display your Facebook status updates directly in your digital signage channel.
We also offer a Castit app with a similar functionality for Twitter, which lets you show your current tweets, tweets from the people you follow or tweets with predefined hashtags in realtime.
Do you prefer a more visual look for your digital signage channel. After all, you don't want to confuse your visitors by overloading them with too much information. Don't worry - Castit has you covered here as well! Our Flickr app allows you to integrate your favorite Flickr profile and make it a part of your channel. With it, you can show your visitors an endless stream of beautiful, curated photos right from the profiles you choose.
Digital signage is all about providing your audience with relevant and timely information. This is why we created several apps that tightly integrate with some of Holland's biggest news media outlets, such as Nu.nl, NOS news and Metro-Nieuws. With our news apps for Castit, you can broadcast the current events from all over the world as soon as they happen. This way, you can make sure that your visitors are always in the know.
Castit's apps and integrations make it extremely easy to add timely and relevant traffic information into your broadcast. Easily add train schedules in your area as well as any possible disruptions in the rail service, and make it easy for your visitors to find the route they need.
Do you own a company or an office building? In that case, you want to make sure that your employees and visitors are at the right place and at the right time. This is an area where the Castit calendar app becomes very handy. It lets you quickly and effortlessly link Castit with your calendar and get all your calendar information in sync. This allows you to display up-to-date meeting agendas right in your digital signage channel!
The weather forecast Castit app shows the current weather conditions in your area. We paid special attention to make the interface of the app look as pleasing as possible and have added different backgrounds to match each of the four seasons.
We wanted to give you a little sneak peak of some of the more popular apps and integrations that can be used with our digital signage platform to show you just how little effort is required from your side to have your digital signage fully automated, while at the same time keeping it appealing and highly informative for your audience.
However, it is important to keep in mind that we managed to mention only a small selection of Castit apps in this blog post, and that there are a lot more of them to chose from when you start using Castit. With all these apps at your disposal, you'll be able to take hold of your digital signage and achieve the results you need in no time!
Castit features more than 40 apps in total, which can be used completely free of charge!
With Castit, you can communicate your message to your target group simply and professionally. Using our digital signage software, you can easily create content for your digital signage screen, whether it is a business TV channel, a digital business card or a menu board. Castit shows your desired content, such as website information, social media feed, work schedules, meetings or business performance - anything is possible! Castit is easy for everyone to use and connects your business with your audience. Register now or find out more about it by visiting the Castit website.