How to Put Google Forms on a Kiosk

In this article, we’re going to cover how to use Google Forms on a kiosk.  Since Google Forms kiosk mode does not exist, we decided to create an easy solution for easily and securely deploying Google Forms to a kiosk or tablet.

The process is simple, first you’ll create your Google Form and then deploy it to your kiosk using the browser lockdown software KioskSimple.

KioskSimple makes it a breeze to securely deploy Google Forms in kiosk mode and helps prevent malicious user tampering.

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How to Parse Credit Card Data from a Magnetic Stripe Reader Using JavaScript

In this article, we’re going to cover how to easily parse credit card data from a magnetic stripe reader using JavaScript.

This is particularly useful when you want to put your website on a kiosk and automatically populate the credit card fields when the customer swipes their card.

By automatically populating the credit card payment fields, you reduce the potential for user error and speed up the checkout process.

Parse Credit Card Data from a Magnetic Stripe Reader to populate payment formThe following fields are contained in the track data on most credit cards and can be easily parsed from the credit card data using JavaScript when the customer swipes their credit card.

  • Cardholder’s Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date

All you need to get started is KioskSimple and a Magtek credit card reader like the Magtek Dynamag.

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How to Parse Credit Card Track Data Using JavaScript

In this article, we’re going to cover how to easily parse credit card track data using JavaScript.

This is particularly useful when you want to put your website on a kiosk and automatically populate the credit card fields when the customer swipes their card.

By automatically populating the credit card payment fields, you reduce the potential for user error and speed up the checkout process.

parse credit card track data to populate payment formThe following fields are contained in the track data on most credit cards and can be easily parsed using JavaScript when the customer swipes their credit card.

  • Cardholder’s Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date

All you need to get started is KioskSimple and a Magtek credit card reader like the Magtek Dynamag.

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KioskSimple 1.4.5 Released

This build contains the following updates to KioskSimple:

New Features:

  • Allows the browser to access the webcam and mic for meeting/chat applications
  • Prevent users from defining invalid keystroke combo for exiting KioskSimple
  • Added real-time validation of Windows auto-login user credentials
  • Updated Chrome Engine to latest version

To update KioskSimple simply run the KioskSimple Config tool and click the icon at the top menu with the cloud and arrow through it then select UPDATE ALL.

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How to Put Your Training Videos on a Kiosk

Training video kiosks are a great way to save on training costs for your employees and educate customers on how to use your products and services.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to easily put your YouTube videos on a kiosk using our kiosk software KioskSimple.

This article will cover all the necessary steps to deploy your training video kiosk.

I’ll also include full source code for a basic training video website that’s responsive so it looks great on most tablets.

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KioskSimple 1.4.4 Released

This build contains the following updates to KioskSimple:

New Features:

  • Option to return the user to the home page if the user is idle for the configured timeout.
  • Option to purge browser cache when KioskSimple is first started.
  • Option to allow OS to handle URL prefix by launching 3rd party applications (i.e. mailto: launching Outlook).
  • Display a detailed error message if the browser fails to load a webpage.
  • Automatically handle links that try to open a new browser window/tab (target=”_blank”) in the current browser window.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed issue with page not having focus in Chrome Engine when page is initially loaded.
  • Installer prompts the user to reboot after installing to ensure the keyboard filter driver is loaded.

Why It’s Critical to Set a Budget for Your Custom Kiosk Project

Why do I need to set a budget for my custom kiosk project? Just tell me how much it will cost!

I’ve heard this countless times when talking to potential customers and it’s probably what you’re thinking right now.

Many customers get uncomfortable when we begin talking about money when it comes to their custom kiosk project.  This is because there is a common misconception that the development firm determines the cost of the project.

The reality is that when you’re dealing with a custom kiosk project (custom is the key word here, meaning not an off-the-shelf solution) the majority of the cost is determined by the selections you make.

So why do we need to know your budget?

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Creditcall KioskSimple EMV Case Study

Great case study by Creditcall on our KioskSimple integration with their EMV Payment Gateway.

RedSwimmer was looking for a way to provide EMV compliance to users of their kiosk software, KioskSimple.

The Challenge

RedSwimmer was looking for a way to provide EMV compliance to users of their kiosk software, KioskSimple. Many of RedSwimmer customers are retail POS providers and unattended payments providers who needed support with making their solution EMV-compliant. Their kiosk or POS applications were developed as a web app and used the KioskSimple software which acts as middleware, providing a JavaScript API which can easily be called by a web application and thereby add support for accepting EMV payments via Creditcall’s payment gateway solution ChipDNA using the Windows SDK.

Using the Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal With KioskSimple

The Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal is a convenient way to test your EMV implementation without requiring a physical EMV terminal.

Fortunately the Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal is designed to emulate an EMV terminal.  This makes for a quick and affordable way to test EMV contact and contactless NFC payments in your application without purchasing EMV hardware.

In this article we’re going to cover how to use the Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal with KioskSimple kiosk software.

Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal
Creditcall EMV Virtual Terminal

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EMV JavaScript API for the Creditcall Payment Gateway

If you accept credit card payments from your kiosk or POS then you’ve probably been thinking it’s about time to become EMV compliant.

This can be especially challenging if your kiosk or POS has been developed as a web application.

Options are limited when it comes to finding an EMV JavaScript API that will play nice with your website.

This is why we built an EMV JavaScript API into KioskSimple which interfaces directly to the Creditcall payment gateway.

The following example will show how to easily integrate the Creditcall EMV payment gateway into your web application using the KioskSimple EMV JavaScript API.

Creditcall EMV JavaScript API

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