Installing Cloud4all/GPII

Cloud4all is developing the technical core of GPII. The efforts are focused on the automatic configuration of devices from user preferences. So it is very common to use Cloud4all and GPII as synonyms, especially when talking about developments.

The instructions in this page mirror the GPII wiki page and they will help you to set up the Cloud4all/GPII in order to use it. If you are a developer or Linux user, and you prefer a detailed setup instructions you are welcome to our blog for developers or the GPII wiki page.

Windows – local installation

The GPII is known to work on Windows 7 and later. You can find a step-by-step explanation at Download GPII for Windows 7 in the Install menu or just download our nightly built installer GPII msi

Use the “start GPII” icon on the desktop to launch the GPII and the RFID and USB listener icons as required to listen to USB and NFC ports. This is useful if you have a user token in USB stick or NFC card.

Installing in Linux Fedora 21

To install the GPII in your Fedora 21:

Add our GPII RPM repository for Fedora 21 into your system by installing this package

  1. Select the distribution (Fedora 21)
  2. Click on “Grab binary packages directly”
  3. Download the “gpii-repo-x.y.z-x.ARCH.rpm” file according to your architecture
  4. Open and install the package by following the instructions from the system

Search and install the GPII packages by using your preferred package manager

  1. Using a GUI application. Search for GPII and select the packages you want to install on the system
  2. Using yum from the command line interface, run: sudo yum install gpii-gnome-shell-extension gpii-linux gpii-linux-rfid-listener gpii-universal-bundle gnome-tweak-tool

Open GNOME Tweak Tool

  1. Go to Extensions tab
  2. Enable the GPII shell extension (The GPII status icon should appear on the top-right corner of the screen)

Troubleshooting

If the GPII shell extension is not available when performing the step 3.b, you can either

  • Press Alt+F2, type “r” and click enter
  • Close your session and log in again

After that, repeat step 3.

Installing in Android

Pick your Android phone (+4.1.1) and:

  1. Root your phone (be patience and follow a guide on the internet)
  2. Go to Settings/Security and enable install from Untrusted/Unknown Sources
  3. Install the GPII APK

To launch/try the GPII

  1. Click on the GPII status icon
  2. Switch the GPII Status to on
  3. Type the following in the location bar of your browser: “http://127.0.0.1:8081/user/carla/logonChange” and hit enter. (This should launch the magnifier)
  4. Reload the page in your browser (i.e. “http://127.0.0.1:8081/user/carla/logonChange”). This will log Carla out again, and the magnifier should disappear and everything back to normal

If you want to try the GPII on other GNU/Linux distributions, check our wiki for details.

Personas to test with on PCs

These are a couple of tokens to test GPII:

  • Sammy: a user with low vision that needs high contrast and x2 magnification
  • Nisha: a headmouse user that usually combines with an on-screen keyboard

Copy each file to a separate USB and rename them as .gpii-user-token.txt

Then run GPII, run the USB listener and plug the USB in your PC. You will see the two different adaptations launched and configured.