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SpiderControl™ Automation Browser AB2 for Android™

The SpiderControl Automation Browser AB2 supports VNC URL

-- Is no longer updated, use standard version AB1 --
-- Automation Browser AB1 --

This Browser is intented to be used on Industrial Touch Panel with Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, for ARM or x86 processor. The SpiderControl Automation Browser app supports web visualisation designed with SpiderControl Editor or any of the OEM editors, CODESYS V.2, CODESYS V.3, but it can also open any standard HTML 5 page.



Installation on your Android Touch Panel

Open this page on your Android panel, either with the Automation Browser (at least v1.0.9.5) or with any standard web browser, and click on the droid icon below to start the download of the app

Download old SpiderControl Automation Browser AB2 V.1.0.20 (2023.11.17)

Once the download is finished, open the APK file stored in your Download folder and follow instructions to complete the installation.
Note: Some authorizations might be required to allow the installation of an APK file, out of the official Google Play Store.

For Industrial Touch Panel

If you wish, the Automation Browser to be the main app of your device, then Automation Browser Home Screen edition is the right choice.
It will automatically start on reboot and every time you press the Home button it will show the app again.

Download old SpiderControl Automation Browser AB2 V.1.0.20 (Home screen) (2023.11.17)

After having installed the Automation Browser Home Screen edition, press the Android Home button. So, you will be asked to choose for the default launcher(*). Press the Home button again to see the ALWAYS option.
Once you have chosen the Automation Browser (ALWAYS), it will automatically be launched on the next start and you will no longer see the default Android Home screen (Desktop)!
To find this option again, you will have to clear the "Open defaults" setting of the Automation Browser app

Open Android Settings (app menu in the top right corner) and depending on Android version you will have to go either

Then, press on the Android Home button again.

(*) If you don't see the popup to select the default launcher, it is probably because another launcher is already selected as default. In that case you will have to clear the "Open defaults" settings in the current launcher app. The name of the app is often something like "Launcher" or "Google Now Launcher", ...

What's new ?

- Support VNC URL like vnc://
port is optional, default is 5900
bpp is either 8, 16 (565) or 32 (888)
depth is optional and depends on the bpp. Supported values are 16.15 (555), 8.6 (64 colors) or 8.3 (8 colors)
password if need must be defined after the pixel format, to use default pixel format, use bpp 0
If supported on the VNC server side, the best choice is 16 bpp (565), for example

Activation code

Please, visit our Web Shop and fill the form with your AB2 Challenge code, to order a license key for your device, the challenge code is displayed when starting the app.

WebView for HTML 5

To support the latest features in HTML 5, we recommend to update the Android System WebView control on your Android device.
Download APK file depending on your platform (armeabi-v7a, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64) and Android version of your panel (Android 6.0+, 7.0+, ...)
Open the page html5test.com in Automation Browser, to find out which component is installed and which features are supported.


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