The Livebox App Store

The Livebox has now integrated the App Store to browse and to install the corporate business applications within the server. So, it is now possible to download and to install the apps that will essentially enhance the live streaming scope through the Livebox streaming server.
To go to the App Store,

  • Click on the Apps from the navigation menu.

apps menu in Livebox

  • The Apps Dashboard page opens. Now click on Go to the app store menu located next to the Refresh button.

go to the apps store in livebox

  • In the Apps page, you can see the number of apps placed that are ready for the download.

livebox apps

  • To Install an app, click on the Install button.

install an app in the Livebox app store

  • A notification Are you sure want to install? popup, and you can click on OK.

install an app in app store

  • The app starts to get downloaded.

download an app in livebox app store

  • Once the app is finished downloading, the installation process starts.

installation of app in the app store

  • Now the app is installed to the server.

installing app

  • You get started with your installed app by clicking on the Open option. And at any time you can uninstall the app right from the apps page.

livebox app store apps

  • To Uninstall an app, just click on the Uninstall option.

uninstall an app in app store

  • The app starts to get uninstalled.

uninstallation process in app store

  • So, now the app is uninstalled and you can also install the app whenever you want.

Note: Installing apps to the server might consume CPU power and space storage. To resolve such issues stop the unused apps in the apps dashboard or even give clear cache in the Service Monitor.

livebox app store app

  • The dashboard contains the installed apps. You can check the apps status, CPU usage, memory usage, and size. Based upon the requirement the apps can also be stopped or started.

livebox apps dashboard

  • To clear cache, go to Service Monitor from the navigation menu.

service monitor

  • And click on the Clear cache button located top right corner above the service table.

  • Clearing cache can provide relief from the storage issues to only some extent. So it is always recommended to keep the unused apps in the stop to avoid storage or CPU power usage related issues.

clear cache in service monitor

By following these steps, you can successfully install and manage the apps on the Livebox streaming server.

APK Builder

The Livebox streaming server has integrated APK Builder for its users to build the self- made Livebox IPTV app from the provided configurations.
To install the APK Builder,

  • Go to Apps from the navigation menu.

apps menu in Livebox

  • In the Apps Store page, install APK Builder.

install an app in the Livebox app store

  • A notification Are you sure want to install? popup, and you can click on OK.

install an app in app store

  • The APK Builder starts to get downloaded.

download an app in livebox app store

  • Once the APK Builder is finished downloading, the installation process starts.

installation of app in the app store

  • Now the APK Builder is installed to the server.

installing app

  • You get started with your installed app by clicking on the Open option.

livebox app store apps

  • If you click on Open, an app creation form opens, where you have the option to create a mobile app for your Livebox TV and then the Single Page App for your 24/7 live streaming.
  • Click the Create an App button under the given options based upon your needs and fill the app creation form to get started with your mobile app.

Livebox APK Builder

By following these steps, you can develop the IPTV app with the installed APK Builder.

Online Word Processor

   The Document App installed from Livebox is a collaborative word processor where multiple users can join the documentation to make a combined proposal. The bonus factor of using this online word processor is, you can centrally store all the created documents in one place. Every time you create/open a document, a unique URL generated, so that you can access the same document again whenever it is required.
So, next time when you plan a proposal/project related to your business/company, you can store all the documents in one place for there is no need to save using multiple shared folders or folders within the multiple systems.
document app from Livebox
You can now install the Document app within the Livebox server app store and start the real-time interactive documentation with your peers.
    • Using this Document app, you don’t necessarily have to log in with your credentials. It is just enough to get into the app’s usage by giving the document/proposal/project/article name.Etherpad facility in Livebox

    • The Document app in Livebox app store works similar to the Word document additional with multi-user specifications.
    • You can share the document link with your friends, colleagues, partners to plan the project/business proposals.
Now let’s see how the document app works,
  • On the right corner of the document window, you can give your user/chat name. If any of your peers join the documentation, then they too will be listed in the user list.naming the users in etherpad

  • You can also adjust your texting color. The color you give to your texts is important as the texts by different users are represented in different colors.color adjust in etherpad

  • Before the documentation, you have to go through a few settings. So, click on the gear icon from the top right corner, where you can manage settings including texts font style.settings in etherpad

  • To start documenting along with your peers, you can click the highlighted icon from the top right corner to copy the link and send it your friends/colleagues/partners. This link is also used to navigate back to the same document whenever it is required.
Note: Make a note of this link to access the created document whenever it is required.
generated link in etherpad document

  • You can also share the made document on your websites/blogs by using the given Embed URL.embed code to share on blogs

  • And when any of your peers join the document using the given link through their browsers, they will be listed in the user list.users on etherpad

  • Now you can start documenting with your peers. The content contributions will be in colors representing the users and their ideas distinctively.documenting on etherpad

  • There is also an option to export or import documents by clicking the highlighted icon from the top right corner.export and import

So, with the document app, you can collaboratively plan your conference proposals, business projects with your peers in real-time.

Web-based Spreadsheet

   In the Livebox app store, you can install the Spreadsheet App that stores your data on the web. With this web-based spreadsheet, you can conduct business presentation and surveys in graphs and charts. As this is a web-based spreadsheet, there will be a unique URL link generated. Through the URL link, you can access the same spreadsheet data anywhere with no need of multiple shared folders or folders of multiple systems. You can also send the spreadsheet link to your peers and enable them to check or to edit the data.
You can now install the Spreadsheet app within the Livebox server app store and get started with this app on one go.
Livebox spreadsheet
  • As soon as you install the app, you can click the Open and get started with the Spreadsheet.
  • Once you are into the spreadsheet, you can get the unique URL of that particular spreadsheet data on the URL bar.spreadsheet installed from Livebox

  • You can also edit this URL to your choice by changing the later part of the URL link.Generated link of the web-based spreadsheet

  • After making changes to this link, copy the link and send to your peers, so that they can refer and cross-check or even make changes to the data.

web-based spreadsheet

So, the next time when you create a budget, calculate tax, percentage, and revenue for your business purpose, you can use this web-based spreadsheet installed from Livebox.

Simple Conferencing

   The simple conference is a video conferencing tool installed form Livebox which is effective for video calls among your closest circle as well as your business circle. This simple conferencing tool is just like any other video conferencing app or software with the basic video conferencing features that require only minimal storage space. So, for all your casual talks or business discussions, you can use this simple conferencing tool and start your video calls on one go.
  • Install the Simple Conferencing app from the Livebox app store.
  • After installing the app, click Open to get started with the Simple Conferencing.simple conferencing

  • You can also open this tool on the new page of your browser.simple video conferenceing

  • Connect your webcam and microphone to the simple conferencing tool.videoconferencing app in Livebox

  • It shows the green alert Connected when the app receives network, webcam, and microphone connectivity.video conferencing connected

  • Now, invite your peers to the video call by clicking on the Invitation link located on the top center of the page.invite peers for the video conferencing

  • Once your webcam and microphone are connected, you can see that your webcam source displayed on the screen.video conference

  • And when you peer joins the conference through the invitation link, you can start the real-time conversation with your peer.

reciever end

So by using the Simple Conference app, you can anytime start the face-to-face conversation with your friends/business partner within a few minutes.

Single Page App for Live Streaming

Creating a mobile app for your live streams is simple and same as creating an IPTV mobile app.

To create a single page app for your live streaming,

  • You have to create a stream group for your streaming channel in MultiCDN settings.
stream group
  • And then in APK Builder, under SPA- Live Streaming, click on the Create an app button.
single page app for livebox live streaming
  • In the app creation form, give your App Name, Display Name, and App Description.

Note: In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.

  • In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
  • Then in Stream Group ID, give the stream ID you have created in the MultiCDN settings.
  • Now browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Finally, click on the Generate App.
  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like Click the below button to edit the files click on the Edit Files button below.
mobile app for live streamings
  • Now you have to undergo few settings that involve replacing the custom values in the index.html and theme.css editor pages.
  • In the index.html code editor, you can replace the custom values of Address, Contact, E-mail, Website with your company details.
  • In theme.css code editor, you can change the theme background of your mobile app template.
mobile app in Livebox
  • And when you select any one of the options to edit the custom values or background theme, you can see your mobile app design on the right side.
design your mobile app in Livebox
  • You can change the values and click the Update Files button.

Note: In the index.html box code editor, scroll down to find the custom values in the flower brackets (e.g., {{phone number}} as 9876543210) and replace with your company details.

  • And as you replace the values, you can see the changes in the design template.
change the custom values in mobile app editor
  • While changing the color background in the theme.css code editor, you can give the color code in between # and ; and then give Update File.
change background theme for Livebox mobile app
  • Once after changing the custom values and the template design, you click on the Generate APK to download your app.
  • The app gets downloaded in the zip file format. And after extracting the file from your PC downloads, you can upload the app on the play store.
apk file to upload the app on the play store
  • You can use the Release.apk file to upload your app on the play store.
  • And the testing.apk file can be used when you want to test the app on your device.

Note: In the case, if you don’t have an account on the play store, you can still make your end users aware of your SPA or IPTV app by sending the Testing.apk file through any sharing portal.

Creating IPTV Mobile App using the APK Builder

With the APK Builder provided by Livebox, you can create mobile apps for your IPTV set-up and even for the viewers to view all the live streams you can create a single page app to stay updated with your live streams right from their mobile devices.

To create a mobile app for your IPTV set up,

  • Install and open the APK builder app.
  • If you want to create an app for your IPTV broadcasts, then click Create an App under Livebox TV.
mobile app for IPTV
  • In the app creation form, give App Name, Display Name, App Description.

Note: In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.

  • In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the Generate App.
mobile app creator in Livebox
  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like Click the below button to download APK click on the Download APK.
easily create your mobile app
  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format.
  • Unzip the file, where you can use the Testing.apk to test the app on your device and Release.apk to upload your app on the play store.
apk file to upload the app on the play store

Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.