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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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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Chrome Engine Now Supported In KioskSimple

By popular request we’ve added support for the Chrome engine (aka WebKit) to KioskSimple kiosk software for Windows.

If you prefer how your website looks in Google Chrome (or Safari) then you’ll want to download the latest version of KioskSimple today.

We’ll also cover Chrome’s “kiosk mode” and how it is different from kiosk software.

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9 Reasons to Develop Your Kiosk Application as a Native App

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).

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 3

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly software developers we addressed some frequently asked questions.  In part two we covered several tips for working with hourly based developers to ensure that your project is a glowing success.

In this third and final part of our three-part series we’re going to cover our final four tips to help ensure the success of your project.

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 2

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly software developers we addressed the following frequently asked questions…

  1. When does is make sense to hire an hourly based developer?
  2. How can I save money with an hourly based developer?
  3. How can I ensure that my project stays within budget without having a fixed price?

In this second part we’re going to cover several tips for working with hourly based developers to ensure that your project is a glowing success.

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 1

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

Charging on an hourly basis is also referred to as “billing for time and materials” where the developer is paid for every hour worked.  This is appealing to the developer because it lowers their risk of working for free, but you may be wondering how this works to your advantage as the client.

To the unseasoned this may seem like a risky proposition since there’s no guarantee of the final cost, but with an experienced development firm it’s possible (encouraged even) to work on a budget so costs don’t spiral out of control.

In most cases hourly software development will end up saving you money and I’ll explain how in this article.

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly developers I’m going to address the following frequently asked questions…

  1. When does is make sense to hire an hourly based developer?
  2. How can I save money with an hourly based developer?
  3. How can I ensure that my project stays within budget without having a fixed price?

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What’s Your Excuse for Not Starting Your Kiosk Project?

Have you ever wanted to start your kiosk project, but found an excuse to delay the launch and the project fizzled?

Assuming the project is worth doing, then why does this happen? I think in many cases it’s because we let our fears of the unknown get in the way.

Here are a few of the reason’s I’ve encountered why some of our potential clients get cold feet and their kiosk project and never get started.

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Windows Kiosk Mode vs. Kiosk Software

A common question I hear from new clients is “why would I want to use kiosk software when I can just use kiosk mode in Windows 8 (aka Assigned Access)?”

This is a fair question, so I’m going to explain the limitations of Windows Kiosk Mode and when there is a need for kiosk software.

The short answer is that kiosk software makes up for the short comings in Windows Kiosk Mode and adds an additional layer of security and ease of use to get you up and running quickly without all the headaches.

Our kiosk software is designed to be so simple that no nerd degree is required.

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