PhotoFeed widget now supports private/unlisted Google Photo albums

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Hello all! 

We just wanted to pass along an update that we made this week to our PhotoFeed widget which
now allows you to display your Google Photo albums that are private or unlisted. We've gotten a number of requests for that capability, so we're excited to get that feature out there. We hope you find it useful! 

We very much appreciate the feedback we've gotten on the widget, and look forward to any other suggestions for future updates!

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This looks perfect except for the price!

Cheers,

Bert
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Aww... Even I could afford the $2 a month per display. I'm thinking of doing this instead of the $10/month storage since I have less than 5 screens and primarily want easy staff access to photos. - especially since the staff are in a separate sub-company in Rise for protecting presentations (and thus double the storage costs).  But google photos folders can be shared more widely.
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Thanks guys!
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Thanks for the feedback!

We're 100% committed to putting out top-notch widgets that are carefully designed, reliable, and well-supported. That means investing a good bit of time in developing and maintaining them. In the case of widgets like PhotoFeed and our new weather widget, we're often updating them in response to changes in 3rd party systems (see the recent Picasa announcement!).

Charging a small monthly fee is necessary to offset our costs and support ongoing enhancements. We hope that the value customers get from our widgets far exceeds their price! As BiologyBen points out, if you're using Rise Vision storage solely for hosting images displayed in a gallery, PhotoFeed could actually end up saving money if you only have a few displays.

We understand a lot of Rise Vision users are on pretty tight signage budgets, and when it's feasible, we'll always look to contribute to the community. Check out the free Traffic widget, if you haven't already!
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Already using it!  Thanks!
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Friends:

Apologies if my comment about price touched a raw nerve.  I love that the freemium model allows me to get access to enterprise features for free.

My project is for a charity that has no budget.  I'm donating my time and equipment.  

I looked at other software and the dynamic community forum here at RISE was a big factor in  my selection.

Have you thought about lower pricing for non-profits and charities?

Cheers,

Bert
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Yep - I hear you on the non-profit side as I am running Rise for a relatively small non-profit as well!  But $24 for the year for one display is worth it in my case.

But if even that is too much, another option might be to set up a webpage and then use the webpage widget.  I was even looking into using a Google Slides presentation that staff could save a new photo over the old for instant updates. 
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