Kiosk apps for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by b!temark, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, does anyone know of kiosk apps for the iPad?

    I have a client that uses iPads in his shop; at the moment they run a slideshow of his products. He would like to run a kiosk app that runs a slideshow until the customer touches the iPad, then they go to a menu system where they can drill down into more detail on his product range and manufacturing process. Once they have finished browsing his offerings, the iPad will automatically go back into slideshow mode.

    I've done some googling but to no avail. Has anyone seen any kiosk apps like this?

    Thanks
    bm
     
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    My suggestion would be to build a web site that does what your client wants. This is an easy task to contract out and will likely produce assets that are useful outside of the kiosk. The client may already have most of what's needed on an existing site. Then it's a trivial task for an iOS developer to create an app that does nothing but load this web site full screen.

    Does your client physically prevent access to the home button?

    Edit: After I answered this I thought, "I should write this app and sell it." But, of course, it's already for sale.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-kiosk/id381976928?mt=8
     
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    Doh! search fail....

    Thanks for the link, I think I'll buy this and give it a go!

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Kiosk Mode SW & HW

    There's a full iPad kiosk solution from Kiosk Group:

    Check out www.kioskproapp.com for high-end kiosk mode software and www.beyondkiosks.com for professional wall, countertop, and freestanding iPad kiosks.
     
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    Southern Dad

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    Thanks for the links to these apps. This was something that I was interested in as well.
     
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    Hello, ive been searching for kiosk and event apps and found these:
    Avd browser free
    Mediakiosk
    Oneurl

    Kind regards
    Vdpoorten
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Many iPad Kiosks Apps

    There are a handful of iPad Kiosks Apps, we list many on our site at http://www.ipadenclosures.com and here are a few that work well:

    My Kiosk
    Kiosk Pro
    Kiosk Pro Lite
    LocPad
    PadLock
    LoungePad
    Ecrisper
    wKiosk

    ...and a new one every month. None are perfect, none are too expensive, I would give them all a try. Kiosk Pro Lite is the best fee sample.
     
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    ipad kiosk

    Hi,

    you may want to checkout our all inclusive SDK enabled card reader and ipad kiosk secure enclosure kits.

    You can effectively build your desired app complete with credit card acceptance and do it all with custom built hardware and certified technology that will work together to support both the ipad 1 and ipad 2!

    http://www.spartadata.com/ipad/kiosk/
     
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    Web App

    This sounds like you could setup as a custom web app then use a kiosk app which would lock down that webpage. If it can't be online then you would want to setup an app. What your talking about is an attract screen then a menu. This could then be mounted up in a mount like ours: http://ipadkioskmount.com
     
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    QuickTapKiosk - Professional Kiosks on the iPad

    TabbleDabble just released a new product called QuickTapKiosk that let's businesses use the iPad as a professional kiosk. QuickTapKiosk is the easiest, fastest and most engaging way to collect data using the iPad. To see a demo, download the free app at:

    http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/quicktapkiosk/id460478233?mt=8

    If you like what you see, contact us at sales@tabbledabble.com to get started!

    www.tabbledabble.com
    www.quicktapsurvey.com
    www.quicktapkiosk.com
     
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    Try QuickTapSurvey iPad App and Software for Surveys and Kiosks for FREE!

    I'm sorry but running a website on a tablet will never give a great user experience. For example:

    1) You will always feel a delay or lag as the website must communicate with a server at every step of the way
    2) You will be dependent on data connectivity. No data connection, no kiosk. This is especially a problem at large events, conferences and trade shows where everyone is competing for bandwidth
    3) You will always get the standard Apple keyboard for data input. This keyboard isn't necessarily intuitive to non Apple

    These are just a few reasons. For 10 reasons why app-based surveys are better than web-based surveys on the iPad, check out this artice: http://www.quicktapsurvey.com/qts/2011/06/07/quicktapsurvey-vs-web-based-surveys/

    With the QuickTapSurvey iPad app and software, you'll have an awesome kiosk with simple and easy to use data collection. You can even embed a web page into a question if you really wanted to!

    Get started with a FREE account by signing up for QuickTapSurvey!
     
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    Kiosk App for iPad Apps?

    I am looking for something a little different than all of these suggestions - Rather than display web pages what we would like is to have the iPad just display a few Apps (that we can control access to) for a waiting room. So far, what I have seen in the app store are apps that allow access to websites (both on line and in memory).

    The plan is to buy a dozen or so games and load them on the iPads so that the kids can only access those apps (we will be 'rotating' them periodically to stay 'current'). WiFi will be disabled so parents don't have to worry as much about the kids going places they should not be, they will only be able to play the games that have been loaded/selected.

    Can anybody suggest something like that? I appreciate the help.

    Thanks.
     
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