Build your own Qathome wireless button (around 70€)


Buy and set-up an Android smartphone - from 70€

Qathome is compatible and tested only with:

  • Alcatel Pixi 4
  • (Any Android smartphone should work but of course we couldn't test them all)

How to setup your Android smartphone:

  • Connect to wifi
  • Disable auto-updates from google play store
  • Uninstall or disable useless apps
  • Do not disable google play and google service framework if present (IMPORTANT)
  • Set display light never to sleep
  • Set touch screen never to lock
  • Download and install Fully Kiosk Browser Lockdown
  • Set as home url of Fully Kiosk Browser your button url (see it from your desk page and add your login credentials, recommended) (example http://qathome.com/app/firms/1d0d5af6-aaf9-3758-81a4-a67fff40927a/desks/4/nextbutton?username=dottore&password=dottore)
  • Set Fully Kiosk Browser to run on startup
  • Download and install Autostart and StaY and set it to autorun fully kiosk browser
  • In Autostart and StaY options for fully kiosk browser, check autostart and choose zero second delay after Wifi is connected (IMPORTANT)
  • In Autostart and StaY options for fully kiosk browser, check stay option (Ensures an app is always running; foreground or background)
  • In Autostart and StaY options for fully kiosk browser, check persistent option (Makes an app always stay in the foreground)
  • In Autostart and StaY options for fully kiosk browser, go back to return to autostart and staY main menu
  • In Autostart and StaY global options, check start service on boot
  • In Autostart and StaY global options, set control interval to 15 seconds (setting a short interval will make it hard for you to change settings)
  • Reboot and test button behaviour
  • Keep usb charging cable connected to prevent battery from discharging
  • A 24-hour test (or a longer test) is highly recommended