I have a cheap android tablet that I want to use behind some 2 way glass. So I want it to display a webpage on startup. If possible it would be better if it also could run a webserver with PHP, msql and similar. As the tablet would be behind glass there would be no need for it to do anything else. I guess I could have it using some sort of camera activity on face recognition, or movement detection. These would be extra features.for a later date

  • What have you searched and found that doesn't work? I have found the following play.google.com/store/apps/… – William Apr 3 '17 at 23:54
  • I would prefer to open applications for free. Also as I want to show info on my mirror so I will not want to see any other furniture, i thought i could just show a "full screen / f11" with a web browser and have bright colored text (to show through the mirror) and black background to show the mirror. – Elric Apr 4 '17 at 0:54
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If I understand what you're actually asking - "Open an app on startup" - then Tasker should be able to handle this pretty easily.

Get Tasker from here (it does cost £2.99 for the app. For me, it was well worth it as its a very powerful tool. I guess it depends if you would get any other use out of it). You then need to create a Profile (the context of the device at a particular time) and a Task (what you want the device to do).

Create a profile to run the task on device boot;

Profiles tab > Add new profile (+ button) > Event > System > Device Boot

Create a new task (it should prompt you to do this);

Add a new action (+ button) > Net > Browse URL > enter the URL

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