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Application tiles

A tile is a 300 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall area displayed to users in Spaceify edge's default web page in URL http://edge.spaceify.net. Every application and spacelet gets a tile (IFRAME) on the web page. Below are examples of tiles.

The content of a tile is completely customizable by the developer of an application. Edge does not assume anything about its content. It can for example just show an icon and some basic information of the application or it can show real-time weather in Helsinki - anything the applications creator can imagine and implement.

If application implements its own custom tile, it is expected that a file named tile.html is found from applications or spacelets www.

application
└── www
    └── tile.html

If it does not exist than a default tile is created. In this case the icon in the default tiles is either provided by the application, as defined in the manifests images field, or a default icon is used.

If application implements web server, it is used to load the content to the custom tile. Use the WEB_SERVER option in the implements field of the manifest to declare a web server is implemented by the application or spacelet. If the web server is not implemented than edge nodes web server is used to load the content.

Remember, like everything in Spaceify, the tiles must also follow the guidelines of remote operation compatibility.

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