It appears that our favorite Transit Appliance platform, the Chumby, is on its way out.
The best opportunity for a low-cost (sub $200) small-format (under 12″) device as a replacement is probably an Android tablet. Here’s what we need to make it work:
1) Ability to configure a WiFi connection and have the device remember it.
2) Cause the device to boot into a web browser (does this require rooting?).
3) Run the web browser in full-screen mode (no chrome), loading an HTML file we install on the device.
Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone on the team with Android experience, so we’re starting from scratch. Do we have any Android experts in the audience who’d like to lend a hand?