1. Tablets and Device Information
    1. What devices are compatible with HACC?
    2. How do I prevent my Android tablet from going to sleep?
    3. How do I prevent my iPad from going to sleep?
  2. General Questions
    1. What do I do if HACC doesn’t support a certain entity or tile type?

Tablets and Device Information

What devices are compatible with HACC?

The following table lists known working devices that can run HACC.

Manufacturer Model OS Notes Links
Vankyo MatrixPad S10 Android 9.0   Amazon
Victbing V0010W Android GO 8.1   Amazon

How do I prevent my Android tablet from going to sleep?

You can prevent your Android-based tablet from going to sleep as well as protect the screen from wear and tear by using a kiosk browser.

I recommend Fully Kiosk Browser, however there are many alternatives.

I like Fully Kiosk because it:

  • Can turn off the screen after a period of time
  • Can turn off the screen if the lights in the room go off
  • Can turn on the screen if motion is detected by the camera
  • Locks the tablet from use (no homescreen / settings / power access)
    • Can be unlocked with a PIN and you can then access the main Android homescreen
  • Can publish device sensor data via MQTT - great for Home Assistant!

Some of these features are restricted to “Plus”, but it’s only €6.90 / $7.50 one-time to unlock.

How do I prevent my iPad from going to sleep?

Refer to this excellent article by HowToGeek for the various options available to iOS users for restricting an iOS-based device to a single app.

Current options include:

  • Guided Access
  • Apple Configurator (requires a Mac device)

You may need to add a website icon to your home screen first.

General Questions

What do I do if HACC doesn’t support a certain entity or tile type?

No problem - just submit an enhancement request on our GitHub page so that we can track the request!