5 Reasons to Develop Your Kiosk Application as a Website

website kiosk application developmentIn a previous article on getting started developing kiosk software I briefly covered my thoughts on the pros and cons of developing kiosk applications as a website vs. a native Windows application.

It boils down to a case of client-side vs. server-side and deciding which approach best fits your needs.

My goal for this 2-part series is to define the pros and cons of each approach to better help kiosk application developers make an informed decision. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Develop Your Kiosk Application as a Website”

Easily Integrate Popular Kiosk Devices with the KioskSimple Developer API

Integrate payment devices with you kiosk applicationDoes your kiosk application need to support accepting payments or possibly integrate with some elaborate biometric device?  If so then we’ve got a solution that your developers will love.  The KioskSimple Developer API is specifically designed to make it easier, simple even, to integrate popular kiosk devices with your kiosk application.  We’ve provided code examples in .NET WPF C# for native Windows applications and JavaScript for websites to get your started quickly.  Our developers have done all the heavy lifting by creating an abstracted interface (aka API) for popular kiosk devices so you don’t have to understand all of the ins and out of these intricate devices.

Here are just a few examples of the sort of kiosk devices our API supports:

  • Credit Card Readers
  • Bill Acceptors
  • Coin Acceptors
  • Biometrics
  • Thermal Printers
  • Webcams

Continue reading “Easily Integrate Popular Kiosk Devices with the KioskSimple Developer API”

Getting Started Developing Kiosk Software – Part 2 Application Security

kiosk softwareWelcome to the second article in my series on kiosk software development.

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”

Getting Started Developing Kiosk Software – Part 1 the Basics

KioskSimple kiosk softwareMy 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”