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Javascript function to restart/turn off device

James Sampford 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 4

Not sure if at all possible, but could be useful if the kiosk was showing a site that had administrative features where you may not want to let staff access the Android ecosystem at all, but where the 'normal' operation mode should still not allow the end user to long press the power button (if that makes sense)

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Hide Back Button Only?

James Sampford 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 7

I cannot find this in the docs, but is it possible to just hide the 'back' button rather than hide both the 'back' and 'settings' button - possibly may be good to be able to just tick what buttons to show (ie. home, back, forward, settings, scanner, etc)

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Single Screensaver Image

James Sampford 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 3

Just trying out the screensaver functionality - I only want to use one image, yet this slides across after X seconds (X being slide delay), the app should really decide if there is only one screensaver image it shouldn't slide at all and stay static

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Request: Enable Quick Access

User47 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 4
Don't know how many other people are in this boat, but we're using Kiosk Browser to turn android phones into simple web-based tools for employees at our company. I appreciate the locked-down nature of the app, but I'd like to ENABLE access to the quick settings menu, simply to permit users to turn wifi off an back on again to resolve basic connectivity problems that crop up from time to time.
We have an additional security program to prevent them from getting into anything else, but this isn't a high-security environment.
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How to use a own app as Kioskmode

Leonid Design 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 1

I install on a android Galaxy Tab A my own app

and i will that only this app start. I try it whis this url: file:///storage/emulated/0/"app name"

but only a white monitor...

what is the right url or gives an other mode?


best regards

Leonid Buckowitz

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Richard 2 years ago

Hi,


You cannot use your own app, just a webpage or website. Kiosk Browser is a browser and not a locked down launcher.

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Add support for Speech Recognition

Sharanya Shetty 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 1

The speech recognition annyang is currently, not supported in this browser. Allowing this will allow someone to use the kiosk without touching the screen.

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Shutdown tablet kioks mode

David13 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 1

Good morning, I would like to know how to shutdown the tablet when it is running the kiosk mode. I press the button off but nothing happens.

Thank you
A greeting
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Richard 2 years ago

Hi,

You can either go into settings and power off normally or turn off the setting from within settings > advanced > hide system dialogs. This will allow the normal power off dialog to appear.

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Session expired

User330 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 7

Hello, we are still testing and have a last problem we encountered,


We display surveys with kioskbrowser, but every session is only valuable for 24 min, we have a script to call on a script to renew it each time, so when the survey is open, and nobody was completing it, it refreshes so when someoebody starts completing it, it works.


The problem now is, after sleep mode, this doesnt work, so we have a timeout error and the page stays on timeout error all day. Unless we clear cookies, but when we clear cookies all the time, we get error message csfr token is not identified.


Is there a possibility to clear cookies when the tablet comes out of sleep mode?

Or maybe you know another solution for this problem?


Thank you very much!


Regards,

Sven



nd 19u24).

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video from external url

User269 2 years ago in Application • updated 2 years ago 3
I have a VIDEO Tag with the URL:

file:///storage/emulated/0/kioskbrowser/localcontent/a.mp4



<video style="width: 100% !important; height: 100% !important; display: block;" rel="width: 100% !important; height: 100% !important; display: block;" rel="width: 100% !important; height: 100% !important; display: block;" class="" preload="undefined" width="100%" height="100%" <source="" src="file:///mnt/sdcard/kioskbrowser/localcontent/a.mp4" type="video/mp4"></video>

but the player don´t play them.
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Problem with Kiosk Browser in background

User309 2 years ago in Application • updated by Richard 2 years ago 8

Hi there.


We have 5 KioskBrowsers running all on GalaxyTabs being remotely managed by the kioskbrowser remote solution.


We usually have Kiosk Browser running in the background when a user opens a local application using your API, Android.openApplication('myapp'). It is usual for Kiosk Browser to remain in the background for several hours until a user might bring it back to front using the home button.


We have noticed that when KioskBrowser is not the topmost application, it does not work as expected. For instance, we have KB to reload the home page every 5 minutes (general->timeout) and this does not happen when in background. Once you bring KB to the foreground you can see the homepage reload (almost immediately). Also, we have the homepage to manipulate the screen brightness and the javascript code does not behave as expected when KB is in the background, as it dimms or brightness the screen unexpectedly (same script runs perfectly when in foreground).


This behaviour takes place in all Tabs, consistenly.


We haven't had the time to do a thorough debugging (that is why we are not being more specific, except for the page reload issue), but from our webserver logs (KioskBrowser consumes a site hosted by us), we can see weird things happening with the sessions, as well.


Before we spend time trying to debug the situation, we first wanted to know if this is a known issue or expected behaviour.


Thank you in advanced,


Cristian.-

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Richard 2 years ago

Hi,


Kiosk Browser has not been designed to run in the background. The JavaScript function to launch 3rd party applications is just to be used in rare scenarios where the user needs quick access to something else, in fact we never planned to add this function but made the effort to do so for an existing customer. When in the background Kiosk Browser won't reload the page for example because the timer is disabled.