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When selecting single app mode, users can choose specific apps to be allowed by KioWare to further personalize your experience.
Easily disable the notification shade on devices running Android 12 and greater.
Updated interface to customize the user’s preferences.
Android users can send GPS data via heartbeats to KioWare Server. This allows KioWare to better track and serve your device through location access.
Ability to send device software information directly to KioWare Server.
A variety of other improvements and bug fixes.
Updated KioWare for Android to target Android 12 features and maximize compatibility with the latest version of Android OS.
A new level of browser customization improves configuring your kiosk to make it look and feel the way you want.
Upgraded performance with the intention of making it more efficient to complete multiple tasks at once while using KioWare.
KioWare’s security on a device’s boot has received a speed boost for better levels of protection.
Users now have access to an advanced setting allowing them to set variables to be used for multiple devices to access device-specific information from a single settings file.
KioWare for Android is now compatible with Samsung Knox SDK version 3.8.
A variety of other improvements and bug fixes.
KioWare for Android now supports the new Android 11 operating system.
Migrations from versions are backed up by a settings file to prevent the loss of user settings when updating.
Enabled manual migration backups on updates from any version of KioWare for Android 3.24 or earlier.
Improved communication and integration between KioWare Server 5.0 and KioWare for Android.
Upgraded location services to use high accuracy device location for more precise triangulation.
Minor bug fixes and updates.
The configuration tool UI has been updated to be both cleaner and easier to navigate. It makes better use of a tablet's screen real estate, in both portrait and landscape, via a new collapsible navigation. Lastly, it can also be configured to use light or dark mode.
The main browser within KioWare for Android now has customizable views with options for user interaction in each view. Also added were additional browsers, toolbars, and spacers.
KioWare for Android now requires a minimum version of Android 5.0.
Configuration files for KioWare for Android have been changed from XML to JSON.
Basic and Full versions of KioWare for Android no longer need a separate app to integrate devices.
KioWare Full for Android 4.0 is able to be fully integrated with the latest version of KioWare Server.
Routine maintenance updates and addressing a few bug-related issues in the previous version of KioWare for Android.
Added the ability for administrators to supply custom KioTouch usage instructions that will appear on the user's mobile device during a KioTouch session.
KioTouch™ is a touchless interface solution for self-service kiosks. This allows end-users to interact with the kiosk through their mobile device and does not require they touch the surface of the kiosk at all. Click here to learn more about KioTouch.
Fully supports, secures, and protects the Android 7.0 operating system.
Added a new "Exit Tutorial" to improve the user exiting experience. This tutorial provides instruction and an opportunity to practice exiting prior to launching KioWare for the first time.
KioWare's device provisioning feature has been expanded to increase the number of settings that can be provisioned. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, the default launcher, screen timeout, screen brightness, and volume levels are now included in the provisioning options. Also added is the ability to postpone provisioning while waiting for an active network connection before proceeding.
Various other bug fixes.
KioWare Full for Android now includes the ability to remotely wipe and reset the Android Device.
Set an individual attract screen URL to override the start page URL. This allows users to click the individual attract screen being shown and end up on a page specific to that screen.
"Stay on page" mode allows for configuring KioWare for Android to stay on the attract screen page that is featured.
KioWare Basic for Android allows for utilizing supported external devices, and supports mPOS (mobile EMV certified payment processing) through CaseEaseMobile. This feature has been updated to version 1.12 (Trinity) of CardEaseMobile.
Added a way to show a custom EULA dialog at every session start.
Added support for basic authentication when downloading files.
Updated embedded PDF viewer.
Various bug fixes.
Customers can now easily add attract screens via the simple Attract Looper configuration option.
Utilizing the existing Single App Mode, KioWare for Android can now be configured to display attract screens.
Added option to display battery life percentage in KioWare's toolbar.
Mobile point of sale for EMV compliant Chip and Pin transactions now updated to Credit Call's mPOS CardEaseMobile Framework Version 1.11.
Support has been added for the Larco USB Keyboard Wedge and Android Built-in Proximity Sensor.
Virtual Keyboard bug fixes and improvements.
Allows for PDF files to be displayed in the browser when configured to do so.
This can be used to allow the web page to detect that a kiosk is requesting the web page (enabling users to set kiosk display to be customized/different from basic web browsing content). Also can be used for analytics and reporting. Other uses apply.
Fully supports, secures, and protects the Android 6.0 operating system.
mPOS for EMV compliant Chip and Pin transactions with the Miura device and any others supported by Credit Call's mPOS CardEaseMobile framework. *Currently only works on Android 5.0 and higher.
Fully support devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
The configuration tool has been updated to Android's Material Light Design
Allows for KioWare's browser to be configured for use with an internet proxy server
Allows KioWare to automatically log into websites that require basic authentication
Alerts the server when a device leaves the "green zone". Can be configured to send an email alert or notification when the device leaves a custom set geographical perimeter
Fully disable the status bar on devices running Android KitKat (4.4) and Newer
Spanish Language setting (now available in English, German, French & Spanish)
Phones and Smaller Screen Displays Now Supported.
Import and export Configuration Tool setting with Google Drive integration.
Extended battery life with improved management of battery usage via battery optimizing settings.
Port enabled for Wide View
Schedule Screen On/Off
Ability to re-order attract screen
Ability to process and issue new server commands via Push notification.
Ability to Embed Resources in XML and store entire files, icons, etc into the XML file. This feature allows for easy movement of settings and files across multiple devices.
Local file "download" which allows users to view local PDFs.
Home Button and Back button used to navigate to start page URL or navigate back.
French language setting (now available in English, German, and French).
Newly designed default error page.
Samsung exiting improved.
Downloads now use Webview’s Session.
Allow custom schemes to open applications for seamless interaction with "fb:" or "tel:" etc.
Option to allow top notification bar to show so that the screen resizes when the keyboard is displayed. (Allows you to avoid full screen mode when desired).
Developer usability improvement to configuration tool, allowing tool to stay open to last used tab.
Keeps one applications active and visible.
Provides full screen viewing and allows for hiding the Android system bar without rooting.
Updated Launcher that does not display desktop, even momentarily.
Allowing for white labeling of action toolbar buttons.
Allowing for additional non supported device communication.
Allowing for additional non supported device communication.
The tabbed browsing setting creates new tab in browser instead of the standard pop up.
An address bar for in browser use.
Added support for showing a progress bar.
Updates to the XML file will be completed at periodic intervals without requiring a restart.
Allows for mass installing the customized KioWare settings across multiple devices.
New items added to the Audit feature.
Zoom level max increased to 1000.
Automatically plays HTML video elements with the "autoplay" attribute.
"Match Upon" allows users to "trust" an entire page, pulling in all relevant content from external sites.
Allows for saving of images, front or back camera, timer, button branding options, multiple save options, and more.
Now supporting input devices such as Magnetic Card Readers (MSR), some RFID devices, barcode scanners, etc.
Now supports tabbed browsing.
Flags configuration settings that pose a security risk so you can opt to change them
Allows client applications to access this data (however, if this data needs to be alerted via a Server heartbeat, KioWare Full for Android with Server is needed)
Allows user to power down tablet without exiting the application first (requires root)
This includes support for card readers, specifically for this version: Magtek uDynamo secure card reader support was added.
Support for NFC devices to interface with your application within KioWare. This is beneficial for any apps that want to communicate with RFID.
This allows you to create your own third party client add-ins to work within KioWare. Or we can develop one for you. Contact us about custom development.
Remotely update content from a central server
Reports the location of your devices through server heartbeats
Checks that all content that should be on the kiosk, is not only there but is also uncorrupted
Custom application logs can be uploaded to KioWare Server and queried using the KioWare Server Console.
The additional reporting includes: session, page and kiosk usage stats, overviews, content traversal, page printing, monthly comparison, and kiosk creation, app log and uptime chart.
This feature enables storing data in a web browser.
This can be used to watch an HTML5 standard embedded video in an optional full screen mode.
Added the BLUETOOTH_ADMIN permission to the application manifest to prevent the config tool from crashing completely when going to the license screen on Android 4.2.
Workaround on the exit passcode dialog for an issue on every Samsung device that we have tested with that causes the default onscreen keyboard to close immediately upon displaying.
Fixed an issue that caused a random loss of all settings due to a bug in the Android shared preferences API.
Fixed a crash at KioWare boot time when the home, refresh, or logout toolbar buttons are disabled. The crash was due to a missing null check before setting the button icon.
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