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By | November 5, 2014

Building a Kiosk Application in Android 5.0 (Lollipop)


Android L introduced “Screen Pinning” API. This allows an application to temporarily restrict a user from navigating away from your activity. When Screen Pinning in enabled, it restricts a user from gaining access to notification bar on top as well as the navigation bar at the bottom. Prior to Android L, developers had to hack around in order to build a kiosk type application. Those workarounds included making the application a “default launcher”, write code to forcefully close the notification bar back up so users could not gain access to them.

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 30 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.