Browsing things

    Some things might offer the feature to be browsable. For example, a smart speaker can allow the user to browse the available playlists. Browsing a thing is like browsing a file system. It can be a simple list of entries, but also an entire tree which can be entered.

    Currently nymea supports two types of browsers. File browsers and media browsers. In principle they work exactly the same. The difference is only that media browsers support a wider range of media related metadata for each entry.

    Media browser showing music artists

    Entries in a browser can be executable and browsable. If an item is executable, it can be launched (or played for media browsers). If an item is browsable, it means that it can be entered, for instance a folder.

    In addition to that, each entry can have context menus which allow the plugin developer to add arbitrary actions to each item.