MicroBrowser Android

SpiderControl™ Automation Browser for Android™

The SpiderControl Automation Browser app for Android is available for download on this page. 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.


Download SpiderControl Automation Browser version 1.0.26 (2024/03/05)

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 replace the Android Desktop.

Download SpiderControl Automation Browser version 1.0.26 (Home screen) (2024/03/05)
- Find all features supported in Automation Browser for Android in features.txt
- VNC and RTSP are both supported now in Automation Browser AB1. Therefore AB2 will no longer be supported or updated
- Previous versions and pre-release of the app, with release notes can be found in history
- If you encounter any anti aliasing issues in MicroBrowser or VNC, use Automation Browser built in 16 bpp

What's new in this version?

- Support VNC in Automation Browser AB1
- Support Floating Button to open and close the Android keyboard in VNC, a long press moves the button
- On connection lost in MicroBrowser view (http or vnc), return to the countdown page 3, 2, 1... if Auto-Start with a delay of at least 3s is enabled
- Check connectivity for VNC and RTSP in asynchrounous task (URL Jump) and show Toast message if connection failed
- VNC: Fix connection issues and support connection retry
- VNC: Fix issue with color palette
- On connection lost in MicroBrowser view (http or vnc), return to the countdown page 3, 2, 1... if Auto-Start with a delay of at least 3s is enabled
- Support credentials in URL, like http://user:password@hostname/
- Hide password specified in URL (for http, rtsp and vnc), vnc://hostname/16/*****
- Support new features from SpiderControl Editor 8.10 (Call Draw Functions, Pie charts, new Oscillo macros, Action loop...)
- Support downloading file with href like "data:text/json;charset=utf-8,..."
- And use default filename "file_YYYY-MM-DD_hh-mm-ss.txt" (or .csv, .xml, .json), if filename is not specified in the content disposition
- Show Android System WebView version in the Info Version box
- Bug fixes with out of screen objects
- CODESYS 2: Bug fix when using transparent color on JPEG images
- CODESYS 3: Bug fix with font size
And also
- Fix issues by reading (and writing) files from external storage in Android 11, 12, 13...
- Change Storage directoy depending on Android version
* Android < 13: /Download/AutomationBrowser/
* Android >= 13: /Android/data/net.spidercontrol.automb/files/
- Export/Import perco file (for MB_PERCO_x variables)
- Prompt user to Keep app data when de-installing the app
- Bug fix with Auto Start on Android 9
- Support new features from SpiderControl Editor version 8.00
- Support new TLS versions (Fix SSLHandshakeException on WAGO PFC Fw version > 19 (21))
- Support scroller in Drop Down List in SpiderControl views
- Start page in HTML 5 mode, for Saia hybrid web project using both IMasterSaia Applet tag and javascript.
- Tap five times in the top left corner to abort the countdown in Auto Start
- CODESYS v.2: Support webvisu from Beck IPC@CHIP
- And other bug fixes and improvements




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 download the APK file

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.

Home Screen:
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
   Apps > Automation Browser > Open by default > CLEAR DEFAULTS
   Storage & USB > Apps > Automation Browser > (i) icon > Open by default > CLEAR DEFAULTS

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", ...

Activation code

Please, visit our Web Shop and fill the form with your AB1 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.co in Automation Browser, to find out which component is installed and which features are supported. Or use WhichBrowser.net


For any questions, feedback or support, you may contact us here: English or German

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