Using the Kindle Fire as a Home Automation Touchscreen

by Parks Associates | Jul. 23, 2012

The Kindle Fire uses the same in-pane switching as the iPad, a 1024x600, which is a large enough screen for most home automations system. The device is heavy for its size at 14.6oz, and having dual-core CPUs clocked at 1GHz, the CPU is speedy enough for most applications. Most home automation plug-ins store very little content locally, so 8GB of storage is more than adequate and support for all current Wi-Fi standards means it’ll connect to virtually anything. The default Android project for HSTouch comes pre-configured for a screen size of 480x800, which leaves a lot of blank screen space.

Anyone who knows or uses HSTouch, understands that you have to use the HSTouch Designer application to either modify the supplied projects or create your own. There could be some potential fundamental layout changes when wall-mounting the Fire, such as font styles, as Android only has 3: Droid Serif, Droid Sans and Droid Sans Mono.

As for home automation wall-mountable tablets, there are cheaper tablets out there, but not of the Fire quality.



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