Before reading this guide, you may be interested in:
- Downloading and Setting up the Tulip Player
- Recommended Devices for Running the Tulip Player
- How to Debug the Tulip Player
- Languages Supported in the Tulip Player
This is a full guide to the different interactions within the Tulip Player. Before using the Player, we recommend that you download it to your local computer first.
Running Apps in the Player
There are two ways to run apps in the Player
Option 1- Click "Run" in the App Builder
To open a specific app in the Player, hit the "Run" button in the top right of the App Builder to open the "development version" of the app. This will allow you to test the app in real-time as you make changes.
Option 2- Open The Tulip Player application
The Tulip Player is a downloadable application, so you can always open it directly from your computer. The Tulip Player must always run at a Station, so you may want to check your Station settings to see if it is set to run the "development" or "published" version of the app.
Use the "Developer" menu to clear local data from the player.
Click the down arrow next to your name in the top right of the Tulip Player menu to access general settings about your Tulip user profile and technical details of the Tulip Player software on your computer.
Settings: See info like serial number, the version of your Player and the device name.
Profile: See more detail about your Tulip user.
Search for a specific app in the top right of the Tulip Player menu.
Select an app from the list (or use the search bar). This will bring you to the "Splash Screen" of the app. Once you hit "Begin", the Player will begin tracking time spent in that app.
The Menu button within an app has 4 options:
Step Comments: Allow an operator to add comments, like suggestions or roadblocks they are facing. This will be tied to the individual step where they press the "Menu" button.
Pause App: Pause the timer that begins automatically when the app is opened. Used for bathroom breaks and other breaks in the production process.
Restart App: Restart the timer of the app and return to the "Splash Screen". This is commonly used in development when you want to see changes that you are testing in the App Builder.
Change App: Go back to the menu screen of the Tulip Player to choose a new app.