Why you should use our api for your next digital signage project

How QL Digital Signage Works

The QL API lets users bypass the CMS software’s user interface and manage their digital signage screen programming using third-party software applications. Navori Labs’ proprietary API lets you control every feature that end-users can access from their desktop or smartphone using the software’s UI.

Use our API to connect your digital signs to business databases and software applications while you retain full control over the CMS. Use it to automate digital signage processes or build a full-service application on top of QL to perform repetitive tasks, such as content automation. Developers can use our API calls to make digital signage screens respond to any business need and even access features that aren’t visible from the software’s UI.

The QL API lets you

  • Turn screens on or off.
  • Add new content to your library without any user interaction. You can even add new templates or update data feeds for fully automated content delivery.
  • Automate QL Player status reporting in real-time. Know which content they are playing and their technical status without any manual intervention.
  • Create periodic content playback reports that include detailed statistics (number of impressions, audience composition with demographic attributes).
  • Automatically create new user accounts and player domains.
  • Trigger predefined content and playlists from third-party software applications or external events.

What advantages do APIs bring to large digital signage network operators?

Digital signage network operators who manage thousands of player endpoints use the QL API to replace or customize the software’s user interface. They rely on our platform and implement their own customized user interface.

While QL remains a fully-featured professional digital signage software, our API lets anyone develop additional features and personalize the software for specific uses that aren’t currently accessible in the UI. By doing this, network operators can respond to new business opportunities knowing they won’t lose a project because their software lacks one or more important features.

QL is a general-purpose software suitable for most digital signage applications, such as retail, corporate communications, government uses, sports venues, stadiums, and many others. Resellers who focus on specific industries and offer solutions outside the digital signage sector can use QL’s API to easily integrate the solution into their products and services.

Why not write your own cms?

There are many reasons why using an API to improve an existing solution is better than writing your own software from scratch. First, you get to use a product that has constantly evolved since 1997 and that has published content on millions of screens worldwide. It’s a bit like buying an engine from an automotive engineering firm when you’re building a race car.

Next, you will save a lot of time. You can integrate QL with other software and build a professional solution unique to your type of business in hours.

Lastly, QL is highly adaptable. You can connect it to third-party software and automate certain processes, while end-users are accessing the system using QL’s desktop and mobile UIs. It’s also important to note that using the API does not impede any of the software’s standard features because you are simply adding new ones.

Is the QL API compatible with all media player hardware platforms?

One advantage of QL is its compatibility with all types of media player hardware. The same features are available across all hardware platforms including Windows PCs, Android devices, system-on-chip screens from major brands including Samsung, LG, Philips, Sony, and proprietary hardware players from BrightSign, Innes, and others. QL’s API works transparently with all hardware platforms.

Which coding languages are compatible with QL’s API?

You can use JavaScript, PHP, Java, Python, and C#.

Does Navori labs offer support for software developers looking to use the API?

Customers who sign up for a support agreement can access the company’s technical services. When required, Navori can also develop new features unique to the customer.

How can i learn more about QL’s digital signage API?

For more information on how to use our digital signage API, refer to our technical documentation or contact the Navori Labs office nearest you.