What is a WILI SKIN?
WILI SKIN concept is a unique GUI approach for WILI-S based devices. It allows you to have visually and functionally different web user interfaces on WILI-S devices. We call them WILI SKINS, but don't get caught on that - usually skins only change the look of the user interface. WILI SKIN means much more - you can also extend the functionality of the device!
The skin will change the way your WILI-S acts - it's functional coverage or as we call it - it's functionality "mask". You can have several uploaded WILI SKINS and easily switch between them on the same device.
WILI SKIN also allows to change look and feel of your WILI-S user interface. Fonts, colors, images, overall design of web pages can be easily changed for branding or fun purposes. Skin could be adopted for different target audience as well, i.e. system engineers might prefer expert mode interface, while other users may like to start with configuration wizard. You can also have several different looking skins but with the same functionality.
How WILI SKIN works?
WILI-S system has a multifunctional core:
Figure 1: WILI-S core components and WILI SKINS
All core components can be configured from a text configuration file, but usually only a subset of all this functionality is required at once. WILI SKIN will simplify the device configuration with optimized configuration interface - a group of configuration settings (functionality "mask" or subset) for one dedicated use case. It's like putting the stencil on the cumbersome switch panel (which can still be reached from Expert Mode menu).
Figure 2: How WILI SKIN works
Picture shows how wireless bridge functionality (for point to point, point to multipoint link) skin works. Available WILI SKINS: WILI-O.
Figure 3: How WILI SKIN works
Picture shows how AP/Router functionality skin works. Available WILI SKIN: WILI-AP.
Use WILI SKINS to change WILI-S user interface look and feel appearance:
Figure 4: WILI SKIN changes GUI look and feel
Besides changing functionality and appearance you can change WILI-S device skin as many times as you want, moreover you can store several skins on a device if the free space criteria is met.
Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) SKIN
Feel free to make your own SKIN! Using WILI SKIN API documentation and having basic HTML/PHP/CSS knowledge you can design and implement your own SKIN. Our source code is released under BSD style copyright.