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Zipatile Home screen

Christoph Krieger shared this idea 3 years ago
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Is there a way to change the first Homescreen as I do not like the analog watch and I do not use thermostats.

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is the first screen just a typical android wake screen? Can you use a different launcher?

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Yes it is possible. You can customize your Zipatile by pressing and holding finger on empty part of screen. From there you can select your wallpaper, add widgets and choose your default home screen.

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Thank you Mato.

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Hy, I tryed on my tile to do this but I can just change wallpaper. I can't remove the termostat or replace the analog cloch with another one

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Dear Laurent,


you will have to add new tab on your Zipatile. Default screen can't be changed.

You can add new tab by selecting widget, hold your finger on screen and drag it to left or right end of the screen. If you place your widget on new tab, new tab will be created automatically. You now have your new tab with widgets you desire.

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thx Mato, Ill try this

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Is it possible to add an app to the bottom of the home screen? I tried but the app just disappear... Is there a setting I need to enable or something?

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it is not possible to modify the main page, but you can add additional pages and modify them...

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Hi guys, start playing with the zipatile a couple of days ago. I used aio downloader and sideload to load the app apex launcher. This way I can customise the home screen, to have whatever I want.


Next i'll look into getting google play services installed so I can load other apps. Would be very handy to have the ability to add tasker and its associated plugins to this tablet also. I also like tinycam for camera widgets.

The only thing I am a little dissapointed with is the ability to use the touch buttons. It is only via the rule creator. This should really be used on the tablet. Now if I have 2 Zipatiles, and I need to use a touch button for a light on the second Tile, I will need to have a cluster licence. Not fair.

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You can set up your rules for 6 touch buttons in rule creator. On Zipatile you can also assign them some basic functions like Start app and Turn on/off screen.

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I will work around this by using imperihome, scenes, and tasker to create an app from a Zipato scene, then the touch buttons can activate the app(scene). Still, an annoying and convoluted method to activate a scene. And I still need the Zipatile with play store installed first.

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I have tried to install Google Play Services but it always crashed. So I use a different market store now and it works perfectly except that Apps which needs the Google Play Service of course.

The Touch Buttons can be configured without rule creator (Depending of what you want to do with it). There is an app for this installed.

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you need to install gapps, not just google play services. i'll work something out when i have time.


the touch buttons, from the app are only configurable to turn on/off screen and launch an app. They are not configurable for turning on a light unless used through the Zipato rule creator. This is what is very disappointing. It means if you have another zipatile somewhere else, you can not simply use the zipato app on the Zipatile and configure a touch button to launch a scene or activate a light. This second zipatile will need to be part of a cluster to use the device of the 1st zipatile in a rule. Very limiting.

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I also tried to install gapps of course. Maybe I got the wrong ones.


However, you are right. Hopefully working cluster is coming soooooooon.

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you can add the aptoide app. its exactly like the google play store. https://www.aptoide.com/

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please let us now how to get the playstore to work... i need it for some tasker plugins. would be great. Thanx

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exactly the reason I want it.+1. Also allows me to use android wear connected locally straight to the Zipatile.

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Tryed to flash gapps over recovery function... its not working because i dont let me install it :(


We need a modified gapps package. I also tried to install an modified revovery without success.. but im not that used to android. Maybe someone else has more success with it.

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I want to connect rules from zipatile with tasker using AutoRemote.


Also tried Pushbullet but all of these apps needs the google play services

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heres everything youll need to isntall the google play services and the play store. also a few apps ive pulled my from my tablet i put on my zipatile https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rvv6me7gj083s3j/AABHHEffadAEUcPcCIPA9zLHa?dl=0

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wow big thanks

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wow big thanks

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Hmmmm cant install the Google app.apk it tells me "App not installed" if i try to install :( why its not working for me?

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Did you install the Google play services first? If you can't get that to work. I'm uploading a separate app store called aptoide. It's in the Dropbox folder. That is a work around for downloading apps without needing Google play store

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I Need to donwload Google Play Services seperatly? i tried this file from Your Folder:


Google App_6.0.17.21.arm64.apk but i cant install it.


with aptoide the apps who Need the Google Play Services not working or?


Thank you for Your help

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or is there a other way to send commands to tasker from zipatile to start a task

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