If you’re planning to run your website on a public facing PC or tablet, it’s not hard to imagine what could go wrong if a malicious user were to hijack control of your web browser. KioskSimple is the kiosk browser lockdown software designed specifically to secure your web browser.
Recently a pornographic video appeared on a kiosk touchscreen at Washington D.C.’s Union Station which was caused by someone who gained access to the kiosk’s desktop operating system that was not properly secured.
Continue reading to learn how KioskSimple kiosk browser lockdown software can help secure your public facing kiosks and tablets.
Continue reading “How to Lockdown Your Browser – KioskSimple Kiosk Browser Lockdown”
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.
Continue reading “How to Put Your Training Videos on a 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.
Continue reading “How to Display a Menu of Websites On Your Kiosk”
Need to filter websites your users can view on your public facing kiosk or POS?
The lack of website filtering can result in any number of issues including…
- Malicious users installing viruses or malware
- Credit card fraud and identity theft
- Viewing of explicit or other inappropriate websites
- Loss of sales
- System downtime and much more
We’ve made it easy to filter websites your users can view using a powerful whitelist and blacklist.
The following example shows just how easy it is to filter websites with KioskSimple.
Continue reading “How to Filter Websites on Your Kiosk Web Browser”
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.
Continue reading “Windows Kiosk Mode vs. Kiosk Software”
Lately we’ve been getting a lot of requests to run Google Chrome from KioskSimple. In response to popular demand we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be adding support for WebKit in early 2015. In case you’re not familiar with WebKit, it’s the HTML rendering engine used in Apple Safari and a fork of the project is used in Google Chrome. The bottom line is, if you love the look and feel of Chrome or Safari, then you’ll love WebKit. Continue reading “How Can I Run Chrome or Safari from My Kiosk?”
KioskSimple makes it easy for organizations of any size to make their time tracking website securely accessible from a self-service kiosk. This way workers can use a central kiosk or Windows tablet to log their time. In this example I’ll be using the eBillity Time Tracker web app from the Intuit App Center, but it would work fine with other time tracking websites also. Continue reading “Setting Up a Time Tracking Kiosk with KioskSimple”
If you’re running your website on a self-service kiosk you may notice some unattractive scrollbars which you’ll probably want to hide. These scrollbars appear because the HTML content is tall or wide enough where it can’t all fit on a single screen, so the web browser displays a scrollbar so that the user knows there is more content available, they just have to scroll to see it. While this behavior is usually desirable on a web browser running on a desktop PC it looks unattractive in a touchscreen kiosk. You may notice that with many mobile devices the scrollbars do not appear until the user touches the screen. Continue reading “Hiding the Web Browser Scrollbars in Your Kiosk Application”
KioskSimple makes it a breeze to start Internet Explorer in “kiosk mode” and convert your PC into a self-service kiosk in just a few easy steps. This is a great option if your kiosk content is HTML based and you want to display it via the Internet Explorer web browser. Continue reading “Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode with KioskSimple”
By starting your web browser in “kiosk mode” it effectively converts the web browser into a self-service kiosk application. The goal of running your web browser in kiosk mode is to “cripple” the web browser so that all of the typical web browser navigation functions are stripped away, giving you complete control over the users experience.
The problem is this still leaves the Windows operating system vulnerable to user tampering since it’s trivial to exit most web browsers by pressing Alt-F4 (and several other methods) and thereby dropping to the Windows desktop. This is why we created KioskSimple, to not only run your web browser in kiosk mode, but actually secure the Windows operating system. In many cases you’ll also want to control the web content users will be permitted to access and limit it to that of your organization which is also made possible by KioskSimple. Continue reading “How to Start Your Web Browser in Kiosk Mode with KioskSimple”