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Using your Iphone as a mobile digital signage player?

Posted: July 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (7)
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This may sound a bit ridiculous but has anyone thought about using your Iphone as a mobile digital signage player? I mean lets think about this, if people can use the Iphone to watch movies and video clips why can’t it be used as an integrated digital signage player. The unit can be easily connected to the Internet and it also has a touch screen so really its perfect for interacting with your intended audience. With the sheer number of Iphone users out there, setting a digital signage network can be easily established.

All we need now is a digital signage Iphone application… and my guess is that someone is already developing one.

Do you think that the Iphone should be used as a mobile digital signage player?

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  • August 1, 2009 at 6:11 am RW

    Oh ya, and the 3G S is a definite upgrade from the older iphone. I am really enjoying the new features.

  • August 1, 2009 at 6:04 am RW

    The signage app would be a really cool addition. My iphone does just about everything, so one more app couldn’t hurt. To think 15 years ago we did not even have cell phones 🙂

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm DigitalSignageBlog

    Steve, send us an email with your details to

    Will test and review your products/solution and will eventually publish this on this blog.

  • July 16, 2009 at 2:37 am Steve Gurley

    Feel free to contact me and we can give you more information and help you walk through a test. In summary, we’re targeting virtually every industry. We currently have signage (i.e. visual solutions) installed in every industry segment and this is just a logical add-on to our solution set.

  • July 9, 2009 at 8:11 pm DigitalSignageBlog

    Thanks Kevin and Steve, it’s interesting to know that there are actually companies out there who have built a digital signage application for the Iphone. When I get some time I’ll see if I can test it. Also, who are your main users or which industry are you targeting for this particular application?

  • July 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm Robin C

    I really don’t think so. I can’t see why anyone would want to open an application to be fed messages by someone else? I doubt it would replace the iPhone main screen, so it wouldn’t fit into normal day-to-day activity (like ‘normal’ digital signage does).

    There are plenty of RSS feed applications on the iPhone which already provide various information sources. And they’re personalised too, so you get the feeds you choose. I personally use Google Reader on my iPhone and it’s all the hand-held information I need.

    However, will the iPhone be used as a tool for digital signage? Absolutely. Like a window into a web-connected world, the iPhone (and other web-enabled phones) offers a great way to manage screens, update messages/prices, etc.

    So as a screen? No. As a way to control screens? Most certainly.

  • July 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm DigitalSignageBlog

    Nice one! We look forward to testing your application.