Expert advice for developing, deploying and managing self-service kiosks
Author: Andrew Savala
Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer, with a background in designing and deploying complex payment kiosk systems. Andrew offers high-value, strategic consulting services to companies looking to develop their payment kiosks.
If you need your kiosk application to dispense bills like an ATM then the MEI BNR is a perfect choice. The MEI BNR is probably the best performing and most complicated bill acceptors we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and we wanted to make it easy for KioskSimple users to integrate this bill recycler into their kiosk applications. The KioskSimple developer API makes it a breeze to integrate the MEI BNR with your website or .NET WPF native Windows application.
We really like the Magtek credit card readers and wanted to make them simple to integrate with your kiosk application using our KioskSimple developer-friendly API. Credit cards are clearly the most popular form of payment being accepted by payment kiosks today and with just some minor code changes your kiosk application can begin accepting credit card payments also. The KioskSimple developer API supports integrating Magtek credit card readers into your website or .NET WPF kiosk application and we have code examples to get you started. Continue reading “Integrating Magtek Credit Card Readers Into Your Kiosk Application”
Since you’re reading this article you’re probably wanting to add support for accepting payments from an MEI bill acceptor into your kiosk application. If this is the case then we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how easy this is to accomplish when you use the KioskSimple API. One of the main draws of KioskSimple is just how simple we make it to integrate with popular kiosk payment devices like MEI bill acceptors. KioskSimple currently supports the MEI AE and SC series bill acceptors along with the MEI BNR (Bulk Note Recycler). Continue reading “Integrating MEI Bill Acceptors Into Your Kiosk Application”
Here are just a few examples of the sort of kiosk devices our API supports:
Getting your website on a self-service kiosk is a simple process with the use of kiosk lockdown software like KioskSimple. In this article (and accompanying video) I’ll show you just how easy it is to convert your existing website into a self-service kiosk in just a few simple steps. Don’t worry, no nerd degree is required.
Tablet kiosks are becoming an increasing popular economic alternative to traditional standing kiosks. They offer many advantages, chief of which is their affordability, but they also have several limitations which are worth considering. My goal for this article is to help you decide if a tablet kiosk is a better fit for your kiosk project than a standard kiosk. Continue reading “If You’re Not Considering Tablet Kiosks, You’ll Hate Yourself Later”
So you’ve decided to put your gorgeous website on a kiosk to make it available to the public. It looks so touch friendly and easy to use in your web browser and then you load it on your kiosk and it looks like BLAH! What happened to your once immaculate website? It still looks fine when you view it from the web browser on your computer but it looks like a big mess on your kiosk. Continue reading “Why Does My Website Look Different On a Kiosk?”
Welcome to the second article in my series on kiosk software development.
My goal for this series of articles is to give an overview on the basics of developing kiosk software that’s both a joy for your customers to use and adheres to the guidelines of PCI-Compliance.
This is more of a series of general guidelines and tips based on my 7+ years of experience developing and dealing with other people’s kiosk software not a comprehensive how-to guide. When I use the term “kiosk software” I’m referring to any software running on a kiosk in a self-service (unattended) environment regardless of the technology used.
My goal for this series of articles on kiosk software development is to give an overview on the basics of developing kiosk software that’s both a joy for your customers to use and adheres to the guidelines of PCI-Compliance.
This is more of a series of general guidelines and tips based on my 7+ years of experience developing and dealing with other people’s kiosk software not a comprehensive how-to guide.
When I use the term “kiosk software” I’m referring to any software running on a kiosk in a self-service (unattended) environment regardless of the technology used. The kiosks our company commonly deals with are running Microsoft Windows so I’ll use terms like “Web app” or “Windows app” when referring to the kiosk software, but feel free to substitute whatever technology is appropriate for your environment.