If you’re developing a kiosk application you’ve probably wondered what technology you should use.
The two most common options are creating a website or a native application. In this article we’ll focus on the benefits of creating a native kiosk application.
Our developers have been creating large-scale, unattended payment applications for many years now and the following are the reasons we choose to develop our kiosk applications as a native application (typically in .NET WPF).
KioskSimple is a “kiosk mode software” specifically designed to convert Windows PCs and tablets into a self-service kiosk in just a few easy steps. If you’re looking to convert your existing website into a self-service kiosk then KioskSimple is the kiosk mode software for you. We also support running a .NET WPF application in “kiosk mode”. Continue reading “KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for Windows”
Integrating a bill acceptor into your .NET WPF application can be a daunting task, so we’ve created the KioskSimple API to ease the pains of integration by providing an abstracted C# API for popular bill acceptors. To get you started quickly we’ve created code examples on integrating bill acceptors in .NET WPF C#.
How much time will the KioskSimple API save me?
Most of the bill acceptors we support can be integrated into your WPF C# application in a single day by using the KioskSimple bill acceptor API. This can easily save you months of development over using the manufacturers SDK. Continue reading “Integrating a bill acceptor in .NET WPF C# with the KioskSimple API”
We’ve made it easy to start your .NET WPF application in “Kiosk Mode” with KioskSimple for Windows. We’ve created a Basic Hello World – .NET C# WPF example to get you started quickly. We also offer a free unlimited-time demo of KioskSimple so you can take your time evaluating the product. Continue reading “How to Start Your WPF Application in Kiosk Mode with KioskSimple”
In this article I’ll explain how to disable the Windows Sleep and Hibernation Power Options directly from your kiosk application. Imagine the scenario where your kiosk goes to sleep and potential customers see nothing but a black screen. Many customers will assume the kiosk is out of order and keep right on walking. To make matter worse, when the user touches the screen they’ll be greeted by a Windows login prompt and chances are they won’t know the password. Continue reading “Disabling Windows Sleep and Hibernation From Your Kiosk Application”
In this article I’ll explain how to temporarily disable the built in Windows screen saver from your kiosk application. If you’ve created a native Windows application (i.e. .NET WPF) to run on your self-service kiosk you probably don’t want it to be interrupted by the Windows screen saver. Sure you could go to the screen saver settings and disable the screen saver completely but then you’d have to do that on ever single kiosk. It would be more convenient to temporarily disable the screen saver only while your kiosk application is running. Continue reading “Disabling the Windows Screen Saver From Your Kiosk Application”