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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KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for Windows

KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for WindowsKioskSimple 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 in .NET WPF C# with the KioskSimple API

KioskSimple supports integrating MEI bill acceptors in .NET WPF C#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”

How to Start Your WPF Application in Kiosk Mode with KioskSimple

Start your WPF Application in kiosk modeWe’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”

Disabling Windows Sleep and Hibernation From Your Kiosk Application

Disabling Windows Sleep and Hibernation From .NET WPF C#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”

Disabling the Windows Screen Saver From Your Kiosk Application

Disable the screen saver from your kiosk applicationIn 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”

6 Reasons to Develop Your Kiosk Application as a Native Windows Application

.NET WPF kiosk application developmentIn a previous article I briefly covered my thoughts on the pros and cons of developing a kiosk application as a website.  In this article I’ll be exploring the pros and cons of developing your kiosk application as a native Windows application (i.e. a .NET WPF kiosk 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 “6 Reasons to Develop Your Kiosk Application as a Native Windows Application”

Integrating a Webcam Into Your Kiosk Application

Integrate popular webcams into your kiosk application with KioskSimple
Add support for modern webcams to your kiosk application

Adding a webcam to your kiosk application can go a long way to improve the security of your kiosk.  In the case of disputed credit card charges (i.e. chargebacks) it can help to have a picture of the customer swiping the card in question.  One of our main goals with KioskSimple was to make it really easy for kiosk application developers to integrate popular kiosk devices, like webcams, into their kiosks.  The KioskSimple developer API supports integrating a webcam into your website or .NET WPF kiosk application and we have code examples to get you started. Continue reading “Integrating a Webcam Into Your Kiosk Application”

Building a .NET WPF Kiosk Application Is Easy With KioskSimple

.NET kiosk application, WPF kiosk application, C# kiosk applicationIf you’re planning to build a .NET kiosk application in WPF then you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how easily this can be accomplish by using the KioskSimple developer API.  One of our main goals for KioskSimple was to provide a .NET WPF developer friendly platform that would make it simple to develop powerful WPF kiosk applications in C#.  We take care of securing the kiosk so you can focus on developing your WPF kiosk application. Continue reading “Building a .NET WPF Kiosk Application Is Easy With KioskSimple”

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

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