How to create and use TechCrunch News App

Display TechCrunch News on your digital signs.
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Viewer can scan QR Code with their phone to read more about the news
News can also be displayed as Scrolling Strip.

This article will guide you through how to create and use TechCrunch News app.

Below is an example screenshot of how it look on your screens, you can view a live example here:


Let's jump in and get started:

First, you will need to have your screens set up and paired. For more information on how to do that, click here.

Then log on to our portal:

Go to Files/Assets, Click on "App".


Click TechCrunch app:

Enter your TechCrunch wall information:
  • Name: Name of your TechCrunch Wall, this is the name of the wall in your asset list. It will not be displayed on your screens.

  • Category: The type of news you want to display on the screens.

  • Theme: Select Light (default TechCrunch Green color) or Dark Theme.
  • Speed: Select how fast you want the wall to scroll or switch between news items. You can also customize your speed if you select Custom.


  • Font Size: Set the font size for the TechCrunch Wall app.

You can click Advanced and set:

  • Scrolling Strip Font Size: If you put the TechCrunch Wall app to a SplitScreen zone that is a scrolling strip, you can set how big you want the scrolling text to be.


Click Save.
After Saving, you can Preview the wall. It may take several seconds for the app to fetch posts and prepare your wall, so please be patient.

That's all! Congratulation!

You have created your TechCrunch News Wall.
You can change the wall any time by click on it in the Files/Assets tab. 

You can assign the newly created wall to your screen by going to Screens, click Edit screens and assign the wall to screens that you want.

You can put the created walls in a Playlist, Schedule too.


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