How to Create an Escape Room Kiosk with Bookeo

In this article, we’re going to cover how to create an escape room kiosk using the online booking system Bookeo and the kiosk software KioskSimple.

Why use an Escape Room Kiosk?

The benefits of using an escape room kiosk include…

  • Self-service lowers the burden on your staff
  • Better customer service without increasing headcount
  • Shorten customer wait times

Bookeo makes it easy for businesses, like escape rooms, to take online reservations over the web.

We’re going to leverage the Bookeo web-based booking system to allow your customers to book your escape room directly from your conveniently located escape room kiosk.
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How to Host Your Website on A Tablet with A Kiosk App

If you’re in need of an easy way to create a DIY kiosk on the cheap, then a kiosk app combined with your existing website is a great option.

A kiosk app is designed to ensure that your tablet kiosk is always running smoothly.

The kiosk app contains a web browser which can be configured to securely run your website.

Tablet kiosks are well suited for a wide range of applications including…

  • Donations
  • Surveys
  • Giving directions
  • Browsing inventory
  • Much more

If you want to make your website available to customers in-store, then a tablet kiosk is an economical way to achieve that goal.  Keep reading to learn how.

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How to Setup a Museum Kiosk

Working in a museum you’re always looking for ways to make your exhibits more engaging.  A museum kiosk is a great way to engage patrons with multimedia content and help build a richer experience.

The museum kiosk also helps grab passerby attention to draw them in and can even be used to accept donations.

In this article I’m going to show you how to easily host your content on a museum kiosk.  This could be anything from an interactive website, to a directory of your exhibits, or website for accepting donations.

I’m going to assume that you already have content online which you’d like to put on your kiosk and by online I’m referring to a website.

Keep reading and I’ll show you how to take your online content and making it accessible from your museum kiosk.

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How to Put Your Library Catalog on A Kiosk

In this article, I’m going to show you how to easily put your library catalog on a kiosk so your patrons can quickly search for content.  A library catalog kiosk is also an easy way to lower the burden on your staff.

For the purpose of getting started quickly, we’re going to assume that you already have a library catalog which is available online.  If not, checkout Web OPAC by ResourceMate.

We’re going to be taking your online library catalog and making it accessible from a library catalog kiosk.

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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.

How to Create a Survey Kiosk Using Google Forms

In this article I’m going to cover how to setup a simple yet effective survey kiosk using Google Forms and KioskSimple.

Using a survey kiosk is an effective way to gather feedback from your customers or members.

Simply create your survey kiosk form in Google Forms and then use KioskSimple to securely present your survey on an affordable tablet kiosk.

Here are the steps…

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How to Create an Event Registration Kiosk Using Google Forms

So you need people to register for your event and you’d like to use an event registration kiosk.

In this article we’ll show you just how simple it really is to create an event registration form using Google Forms.

Finally we’ll show you how to securely host your event registration form using an affordable Windows tablet and KioskSimple.

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How to Create a Document Signing Kiosk

In this article we’re going to cover how to create a simple document signing kiosk using DocuSign PowerForms and KioskSimple.

DocuSign is a web-based service which makes it easy to collect digital signatures for your important legal documents.

For example, lets say you run a business where you need to have every parent sign a parental release form before their child can use your services.

DocuSign PowerForms is a perfect solution for collecting electronic signatures from a centrally accessible kiosk thereby reducing the demand on your staff.

The challenge is, how do you secure your document signing kiosk to prevent malicious users from tampering with the Windows operating system?

This is where KioskSimple kiosk lockdown software comes in.  KioskSimple makes it easy to securely run the DocuSign service in “kiosk mode” and thereby completely dedicate your kiosk to the purpose of collecting electronic signatures.

This article is in no way intended to imply an endorsement or affiliation with DocuSign.

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