For the past few years, there’s been a nasty little rumor going around that kiosks are dead. With the rise in popularity of mobile apps, some people are simplifying the picture to conclude that apps will soon replace kiosks completely. To which I say… If kiosks are dead, we better get ready for the zombie apocalypse. Roles of… Read More »
Application Showcase – Leftover Cash and Coin recycling Anyone who’s ever traveled outside the United States has been in a similar situation. They still have a few Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars or Japanese yen in their pocket, but nowhere to spend them. In many cases, the value of the currency would barely cover the exchange fees, so… Read More »
KioWare Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, has been in business since 1991 providing client/server database and web development consulting services. The maturin… Source: kioskindustry.org Kioware feature article on kiosk industry. Along with full Windows versions, Kioware has 3rd gen Android clients with remote monitoring and alerts. Feature support such as ChromeCast.
In the new system, customers order and sit, and Panera’s servers bring their orders to them Craig Keefner‘s insight: Nice graphic of new store layout and flow for traffic. See on www.businessweek.com
LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – January 08, 2015) – Xpedient, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc., has partnered with QuickChek to provide self-serve kiosk software to their entire convenience store foodservice operation.A market leader in food services, QuickChek is a New Jersey-based convenience store chain, operating 137 retail locations throughout… Source: www.marketwired.com
The TapSnap portable photobooth is a perfect showcase of how Olea Kiosk’s expert craftsmen combine form and function to create a cutting edge product. Source: www.olea.com Good project to look at different design factors that go into a project.
Blog article on designing kiosk application to scale. Creating a kiosk application capable of scaling from a handful of kiosks at a single location, up to thousands of kiosks spread across multiple regions requires that you design for scalability from day one.
1. Offload computation to the kiosk to reduce the workload on the server
2. Choose the right database engine based on the nature of your data
3. Use a reliable content delivery network with geo-location to rapidly deliver content
Kiosk FAQ is intended to answer those questions that we are asked frequently, no surprise there. Kiosk Mode Kiosk Best Practice Report on Usage of USPS kiosks usps- report.pdf Eliminate admin accounts in the OS. Learn from others How to Setup Kiosk Mode Chrome Kiosk Mode versus Kiosk software — Link How to do kiosk mode on Nexus 7 Setting Kiosk… Read More »
CEO Corner Where we talk to “Big Cheese” and find out a little bit about who they are and what company they are with. The choice of who you do business may come down to the look in the eye and a simple handshake. Ten Questions for Mike James with Kiosk Group: 1. Kiosk Industry Group: What… Read More »
Kiosk Software Basics – Part 2 Kiosk Security Welcome to the second article in my series on kiosk software development. My goal for this series of articles is to give an overview on the basics of developing kiosk software that’s both a joy for your customers to use and adheres to the guidelines of PCI-Compliance. This is more of a… Read More »
Newest survey on Millennials shows almost a quarter prefer self-service kiosks to interacting with cashiers. Source: www.nacsonline.com May 1, 2015 CHICAGO – A new survey released by location-based mobile platform Retale showed that 20% of Millennial shoppers don’t like interacting with cashiers at checkout. The survey examined consumer self-service checkout adoption and preferences among brick-and-mortar retailers, evaluating convenience,… Read More »
KioWare Kiosk Software for Android and Windows Now Has UK Office Reading, United Kingdom March 16, 2015 – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) dba KioWare, headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, has a new office location based just outside of London offering sales and service for current and prospective EMEA clients. Joining the KioWare team & managing the KioWare Europe… Read More »
KIOSK will feature MoneyGram’s new self-service money transfer and electronic payment kiosk solution at NRF’s 2015 Big Show (booth 4235). Source: www.businesswire.com
Bellevue-based Outerwall, which is best known for operating Redbox and Coinstar machines, is continuing to add new kiosks to its fleet. Source: www.bizjournals.com Writeup on latest from Coinstar and SampleIt. Also at CES 2015. There are more than 40,000 Redbox machines spread across the country, 20,000 Coinstars, 1,500 ecoATMs, 700 Coinstar Exchanges and 50 SAMPLEits.
Recently while on a road trip through New England, I got to experience the Ziosk. This table top kiosk streamlines the dining experience. Source: jbcreativellc.com Good review of Ziosk.
Unveiled this week the “Connected Mall” experience in Palo Alto, Calif. The installation features a “smart” directory developed by eBay for the Simon Innovation Group that elevates the shopping experience by providing consumers with a suite of services, including point-to-point navigation and personalized offers and deals. Source: www.retailingtoday.com Features of the new digital directory include: A 72″ LCD,… Read More »
Florida Blue and Miami Children’s Hospital have partnered to offer HealthSpot’s telehealth kiosks at the company’s retail center in Miami for Florida Blue members. Source: hitconsultant.net