This article is obsolete. There’s a new article about the Rise Calendar Widget here.
RiseVision makes a sweet little open source Events gadget. It displays the contents of your favorite public Google Calendar in a scrolling or tabbed window on your digital sign presentation.
Here’s the documentation for that Events gadget. This won’t make a heck of a lot of sense unless you’re familiar with Rise.
I have made a minor tweak to it, to allow it to display events from fifteen days in the future, rather than its built-in limit of seven days. That makes it a bit more useful in places like churches: it helps weekly visitors if the signs show what’s coming up one and two weeks in the future.
The URL for my tweaked gadget is this: http://plumislandmedia.net/Rise/Gadget-Events/Events.xml
You can put that URL into a custom gadget in your RiseVision console. The only visible UI difference is a larger of Number of Days in the user interface.
How to do this?
Notice that RiseVision deploy their own web elements using AWS. You don’t have to do that; you can deploy them from your own web site. But AWS has nice redundancy.