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”
If you’re planning to build a .NET kiosk application in WPF then you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how easily this can be accomplish by using the KioskSimple developer API. One of our main goals for KioskSimple was to provide a .NET WPF developer friendly platform that would make it simple to develop powerful WPF kiosk applications in C#. We take care of securing the kiosk so you can focus on developing your WPF kiosk application. Continue reading “Building a .NET WPF Kiosk Application Is Easy With KioskSimple”
Here are just a few examples of the sort of kiosk devices our API supports:
- Credit Card Readers
- Bill Acceptors
- Coin Acceptors
- Thermal Printers
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?”
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.
This second article will focus on the security aspects of “hardening” your kiosk software to ensure that your kiosk is always running smoothly and your customer’s information is safe from malicious users. Continue reading “Getting Started Developing Kiosk Software – Part 2 Application Security”
I’ve had the pleasure of deploying payment kiosks across the United States and a reoccurring issue I’ve encountered is dealing with “jammed up” bill and coin acceptors.
In my experience this occasionally happens to even the highest quality payment devices. In this article I’m going to detail the redundancy strategies we employ in our client’s payment kiosks to help maximize their ROI and minimize downtime. Continue reading “How to Avoid Costly Downtime with Your Payment Kiosk”
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.
This first article in the series will cover the basic considerations you’ll have when getting started on your first kiosk software project and later articles I’ll get into more advanced topics like security, payment processing and more. Continue reading “Getting Started Developing Kiosk Software – Part 1 the Basics”