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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How to Put Your Leafly Menu On a Tablet Kiosk

In this article I’m going to show you how to easily create a Leafly menu kiosk using KioskSimple and an affordable Windows tablet kiosk like the Surface Pro.

A Leafly menu kiosk is a quick and easy way to educate your customers on the products you carry while they wait in line at your dispensary.

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

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How to Display a Menu of Websites On Your Kiosk

In order to make it easy to navigate between a series of websites on your kiosk we’ve added a menu feature to KioskSimple.

This is particularly useful if you’re allowing users to navigate away from your website to 3rd party websites.

In the case of a 3rd party website you probably don’t control their content and it will be difficult for users to find their way back to your website.

In this short article I’ll show you just how simple we’ve made it to  create a menu of websites so your users can always find their way back home.

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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.

Cashless transactions are not always cheaper: Guillaume Lepecq | Business Standard News

Interesting read on why cashless payments are not always cheaper or more efficient.

In recent years a debate has been taking place in the developed world about the utility of bank notes and coins, with several commentators suggesting that cash will disappear in about ten years.

Research by international payments industry expert Guillaume Lepecq, however, shows that the demand for bank notes and coins has continued to grow at a significant pace around the world, in parallel with electronic payments.

What explains this durability and why should the use of cash be encouraged when alternative payment systems are gaining currency? Lepecq discusses these issues with Kanika Datta

How Much Does It Cost to Build Custom Kiosk Software

I’m going to give you some examples of the factors that contribute to the cost of building custom kiosk software and some broad cost ranges on the kiosk software and kiosk hardware.

A common question I get asked in the first few minutes of a call with a potential client looking for custom kiosk software is “how much will this cost me?”

Sometimes people get irritated when I explain that it takes more than a 5-minute conversation in order to really understand their requirements.

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