Quoted from doublestack:
Regarding option 4.
This will work better than I expected. That app will self boot after a startup or power cycle. If you put your monitor/TV on a timer this can be a complete package on location.
Also do not put auto scaling as a default setting on the app. On my TV it cut off names and scores.
This really is the easiest low cost method I've found for operators on location at this point. Any other ops out there that want to share any tips or strategies with leaderboards, please post them up.
I ended up using Option 1. It works great for the brewery as I can quickly make updates to it remotely.
I didn't think this would be a big deal at first, but in practice it started to show some bennifits.
- Every month I reset the leaderboard and I need to change the URL link to the new link.
- I also show YouTube videos in-between leaderboard showings. (Abeflips tutorials, Bond promo videos etc)
- You can easily create other promo stuff that can be displayed like Tournaments coming up, league night, Happy Hour etc.
These all work pretty seamlessly - you create a playlist with all the items you want to show and then set the amount of seconds you want each piece to display for, then push a button to send it to the player.
My observation - Players really like the leaderboard. I see a bunch of people coming in to try chipping away at top spot. It turned into an easy way to have some passive competition. I get texts from a few people showing me they edged someone out.