KioWare releases version 3.13 KioWare for Android and additional features

Analytical Design Solutions Inc. has released a new version of KioWare for Android kiosk software enabling users to create a custom start page and improving the wireless network experience, as well as other changes and additions.

The guided set up wizard has several added options.

KioWare kiosk software products lock down the device into kiosk mode, turning the tablet into a secure kiosk or purposed device for self-service, digital signage or mobile device management deployments.

Version 3.13 of KioWare for Android (lite, basic and full with kiosk management) has added new options to the guided set up tool. This tool, first available in version 3.12, helps new users configure KioWare. In Version 3.13, the guided set up wizard has added options to select the type of deployment they will be needing from additional options including start page creation, video player set up and KioCall video conferencing portal customization.

KioWare for Android 3.13 has also added features to improve the use of wireless networks on kiosks. KioWare for Android allows setting up a Wi-Fi access point list, automatically connecting to networks in the list when KioWare starts, saving networks to the list and managing existing access points. A Wi-Fi indicator button is also now an option for use with the custom toolbar. This shows the strength and connectivity of the Wi-Fi network, and, optionally, the network name.      

New guided set up options include:

  • Custom start page set up – If the user doesn’t have their own web content, they can now create a custom start page with custom buttons to navigate to URLs, open apps or make calls with KioCall.
  • Video player set up – This creates a portal page with buttons that will show full screen video content.
  • KioCall portal creation – This creates a portal page with buttons for making calls with KioCall.

New Wi-Fi access and control features include:

  • The ability to automatically connect to networks in the list when KioWare starts.
  • The ability to save networks in the list.
  • The addition of an option to clear known Wi-Fi access points.

The ability to create a Wi-Fi indicator toolbar button shows the strength and connectivity of the Wi-Fi network. It also indicates the network name (SSID) when the user clicks the button.

The company has also added support for Android 8.0 (Oreo). Web pages can now receive JavaScript events when the Wi-Fi status changes.

End users can now control screen brightness. An option has been added to create a toolbar button to allow kiosk users to control the screen brightness. JavaScript functions can also now be used to control the brightness from web pages.

The addition of a JavaScript long click event allows web pages to respond to long clicks on the screen.

Using Samsung KNOX and the KioWare Samsung Support App, Samsung devices with KNOX enabled can reboot the device on a schedule.

KioWare can now be configured to set PDFs to display within a current tab or a new tab.

Support has been updated for Star Micronics printers.

KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android now support these additional Star Micronics printer models: TSP100U/ECO, TSP100GT, BSC10, TSP-L10, SM-S210i/230i and the mPOP mobile printer.

A license is needed for each deployed kiosk running KioWare for Android. Quantity pricing is available. Annual support and maintenance is recommended and current support is required in order to upgrade. 

All products are available as a free trial download. Existing clients have the ability to upgrade.

Topics: Customer Experience, Manufacturers, Networking / Connectivity, Software

Companies: KioWare

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