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KioWare for Android New Release!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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KioWare has released Version 3.1 of KioWare Lite for AndroidTM , KioWare Basic for Android, and KioWare Full for Android.

Version 3.1 of KioWare for Android introduces single app mode, immersive mode, an updated launcher, and new application management options.  Improvements include HTML 5 Video capabilities, a new skin downloader, and session end warning dialogue options as well as improved ability to White Label icons, removing KioWare branding from the action bar.  The application manager allows for complete control over which applications are permitted and which activities are allowed within a particular application. 

All KioWare for Android software products lock down your Android device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications. Also known as a wrapper, KioWare for Android serves to restrict access to your device, turning it into a secure self-service kiosk.  KioWare Full for Android also offers a server component that provides remote monitoring and reporting.   In addition to Android device lockdown, KioWare Basic for Android provides support for card readers and NFC devices, Bluetooth Socket support, and the ability to develop third party add-ons.  The newly added Bluetooth Socket support feature can be used to integrate (via Bluetooth), devices that are not natively supported by KioWare.

In addition to the new features below, Version 3.1 of KioWare for Android includes improved development options for remote debugging and full Javascript/HTML debugging support (Android 4.4 or newer).

KioWare Lite for Android new features include:

  • Session End Warning Dialog
  • Single App Mode, keeps one application active and visible
  • Immersive Mode (Android 4.4 or newer) provides full screen viewing and allows for hiding the Android system bar without rooting
  • Updated Launcher that does not display desktop, even momentarily
  • Option not to suppress system dialogs
  • Android KitKat™ support
  • Skin Downloader, allowing for white labeling of action toolbar buttons
  • Application Manager
  • HTML5 Video improvements
  • System Reporting Tool

KioWare Basic for Android new features include all of the aforementioned KioWare Lite for Android features, as well as the following:

  • Generic Bluetooth Socket support (allowing for additional non supported device communication)

KioWare Full for Android new features include all of the aforementioned KioWare Lite & KioWare Basic for Android features, as well as the following:

  •  KioWare Server Test Communication Button

Learn more about all of our software products for Android device lock down. All of these products are available for download as a free trial. Existing clients with up to date support have the ability to upgrade.

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001. The KioWare for Android product line works with Android devices; Android is a trademark of Google Inc. 


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