Kiosk Pro was launched several months ago with much fanfare. It had all the features you would expect from a fully featured mobile kiosk platform: video-based interface, point-and-click menu controls, push notifications, IP cameras, LCD panels, touch screen capability, etc. But what went wrong? After six months, it’s apparent that Kiosk Pro is not a good solution for businesses.
In this article, we will detail what Apple ought to have offered in order to succeed where they failed with Kiosk Pro. First, they should have offered an evolutionary upgrade to the software, rather than a “portable” one. The problem with many kiosk apps on the market today is that they are designed to work only with one specific version of the iPhone – i.e., the iPhone OS 3. With a completely generic program, you run the risk of duplicating your marketing message across multiple platforms. On the other hand, by offering an upgrade to the existing Kiosk software, Apple would have ensured that any future iPhones would be able to run them, as well as any other app designed for use with the iPhone.
Another thing that Apple ought to have offered in Kiosk Pro is a single app kiosk mode. This would have been an amazing development, especially for business owners who offer services or goods that require a network of customers around the world. If you’ve ever set up a kiosk at a bank, restaurant, or airport, you know that once you install your equipment, you cannot take it down until you sell or distribute items. App development companies have recognized this reality and the result is many of their mobile apps are available in one-app single-install mode. Imagine the power of having thousands of people logging on to their app on one location. Now imagine that same scenario but with tens or even hundreds of devices running on a single server – imagine how much faster everything goes.
In addition to simplifying administration, ios devices should be able to run in the single app mode even without being left unattended. For example, imagine that your kiosk displays a menu while your device is in your pocket doing something else – would you still be able to access the information displayed on the screen if you were away from the device? Of course not, so what if there was a way to “lock” that particular menu so that only authorized personnel can access it? Well, there are now ios devices that include what is called a “travel lock”, which means that even when not connected to the network, the user can still access the menu if they so desire.
I realize that there are some risks associated with implementing this functionality into your iPhone, but there are no significant risk for implementing this functionality into any other platform as well. For example, the biggest risk occurs when a user forgets to “lock” their app after leaving the app. Once you have entered into a particular single app mode, Apple will refuse to allow further access to that app, and it will disappear from your device. However, this is where this functionality gets great benefits: once you enter into this single app mode, you don’t have to remember to “lock” it again! Therefore, you can be away from the device, go to another location, come back, and still have access to your business’s social media features.
This is certainly one of the most popular features that most people want included in an ios mobile marketing campaign. Not only is it extremely convenient for users, but it also ensures that you can maximize the potential of each individual app. You should make sure that your ios mobile marketing campaign incorporates both of these functions: that you allow users to gain access to all your apps while they are away from the device and that you allow them to be away from your device but still be able to gain access to everything that they need, even though they are not connected directly to you personally by means of the single app mode. With this information, you can be certain that you are properly leveraging all the available opportunities for exposure in the marketplace, and you can ensure that you are profiting from these opportunities even while you are not using the mobile platform itself.