It has built in HTTP REST support and you can turn your tablet into a chime (playing any custom mp3 file that you have access to via a url) if you want or even use your tablet for TTS to speak anything you want.
There are a bunch of other things but those two I was most interested in for now.
The only downside to it I see right now is that I can't have something like dakboard setup as the screensaver. I used that on fully so my tablet displayed a picture slideshow when not in use. I wonder if the dev takes requests.
I would check on something like on xda-dev. From what I have read, there are issues rooting the Fire 7th gen if they have the latest firmware. Just want to make sure you are aware before investing in one.
I'd recommend keeping the Fire tablets with their stock OS if the goal is to use them for displaying dashboards.
All the tablets I flashed and put Google Play on end up getting really sluggish after running for a few days. Whereas the tablets that were unpackaged, turned on, and then immediately had Fully Kiosk Browser installed (and no other tweaks or sign-ins) run nice and fast.
Similarly, I'd recommend at least a Fire HD 8. The bigger Fire tablet devices have better processors and performance. The 7 is maybe fine for basic dashboards, but they start to get sluggish with media tiles or complex dashboards.
I noticed this with mine. After a few days it just got really bad. I thought it was fully or my screensaver but I'd it's Google Play I'm going to uninstall that now. Might even just do a reset and try too. Thanks for the info.
I didn't see Fully Kiosk in the Amazon App store, which was the biggest / only reason to put Google Play on. Did you uninstall Google Play after putting Kiosk Browser on? Or did you sideload Kiosk Browser?
I've been using it on a old galaxy tab 10.1 for a while.. works great on older tablets. But now though with the app controlling fully kiosk with hubitat via API calls, I wonder if wall panel supports too..