Is the standard App Pinning offered in Android not working properly or do you find insecure, then you can choose to install the KioWare for Android Kiosk App.
Note: you do require a paid version of the app to use this in a production environment. For prices, check out the KioWare pricing page.
KioWare for Android is Android kiosk mode software designed to lockdown Android devices, securing the OS, home screen and browser, as well as limiting Android applications a user can run. This is a tablet kiosk app for Android that creates a kiosk tablet environment for your Android device.
Before starting, make sure that you have the Vizito app installed. If you have not yet installed it, follow this guide to install the Vizito app first.
Follow these steps to install and set up the KioWare for Android Kiosk App on your Android tablet:
Step by step guide
1 Install the application
Unlock you Android tablet and open the Google Play store.
Search for KioWare for Android Kiosk App and select the following application:
Click on install:
Once the app is installed, click on Open:
2 Configure Android permission
Next, you will have to allow some permissions in order for the app to work. Follow the guides and read the instructions that you get on screen. Allow all permissions if the tablet is only to be used for Vizito visitor management system.
You should see the screenshots listed below, press allow / change the settings to allow everything:
3 Configure KioWare for Android Kiosk App
Now the application will start and an initial setup wizard will be displayed.
Accept the license agreement:
Start the wizard:
Under Select Mode, choose ‘To secure a single Android application’:
Select the Vizito application:
Now accept the following questions and make sure the KioTouch and KioWare Kiosk applications both have full control over the tablet:
For Reset/Attract Mode, select No:
Exiting KioWare, this is described at the end of this article, so click Next:
Now the wizard is completed, but some more configuration is left to be done.
Open the KioWare Config Tool and on the general tab, edit the settings as shown below:
On the tab User Interface, configure the settings as shown below:
On the tab Security, configure the settings as shown below:
Under tab Security, tap on Exit Pattern, and configure a unique pattern that you remember / write down:
Again under tab Security, tap on Exit Passcodes, and configure a unique passcode that you remember / write down. This passcode will be requested when you try to end the KioWare Kiosk Mode.
Once everything is done, you can press the red button on top called Launch Kioware.
Set the app switcher to KioWare and choose always as the option. This makes sure that the tablet will always fall back to the KioWare app.
Everything has been set up and you can now use Vizito in Kiosk Mode.
4 To Exit KioWare for Android Kiosk App, please follow these steps:
By default there is an exit button that will currently always appear in the bottom right corner of your screen. Tap this exit button four times to exit KioWare for Android. The default passcode is 3523.
We do not recommend this button to be permanently displayed and advise that you turn the visibility of this button “off” for production kiosks. Best practice is to have this button enabled, but visibility disabled when KioWare is running in single app mode: