Five apps for creating a kiosk
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Kiosks make it easy to display information about yourrncompany, allow users to interact with website-driven company directories, getrndetails about products, advertise your products and services, and much more.rnBut how do you set up a kiosk? Surely they are complex creatures that requirernmuch care and attention!
Not even remotely. Kiosks can be created using a standardrnmachine or even a tablet. With simple and cost-effective solutions, you canrnhave one up and running quickly. If you don’t want to invest too much time andrnmoney into the project, the five kiosk apps listed here are well suited for therntask. In some instances, these apps will require you to have the HTML pages alreadyrnset up and ready to go. Let’s dig into them and see if one will serve yourrnneeds.
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Other features include the ability to enable/disable zoomrn(you can also set the percentage of zoom), complete device lockdown (prornversion only), browse privately, prevent auto-suspend, do tabbed browsing, viewrnfull screen mode, and configure remotely.
You can also set up SiteKiosk to retrieve data from a centralizedrnlocation (so you can deploy multiple instances with a single configuration) andrneven do remote maintenance. SiteKiosk costs $99.00 for the Android app, $149.00rnfor the basic (Windows version), and $200.00 for the Plus version, which addsrnVOIP support and can serve as your centralized configuration for multiplerndevices.
It does one thing and one thing only: It runs a web browser.rnYou’d have to be really crafty (and know your way around Linux) to get anythingrnbeyond that. The distribution is also incredibly secure. (It uses an isohybridrnformat that, even when installed on writable media, is still “burned.”)rnWhen you boot up the Porteus live image, you’ll be greeted with a simple setuprnwizard. When the wizard is complete, you will find a web browser and nothingrnmore.
Lockdown offers plenty of options that should suit justrnabout every possible need. You can also set FrontFace to shut down automaticallyrnat a certain time of day, create custom profiles for different purposes, andrndisable the reboot/shutdown option. NOTE: If you happen to lock yourself out ofrnFrontFace, you must boot Windows into safe mode, run FrontFace Lockdown, andrnthen unset any changes you made to lock you out. FrontFace is free of charge.