Change Log: Enterprise

8.4

Released on September 13th, 2017

New Features
  • Set a secondary passcode specifically to exit an Autonomous Single App Mode Session.  This feature is designed for scenarios where you might need to allow remote staff the ability to exit the app to troubleshoot WiFi or another system-level setting on the device without allowing access to the main Kiosk Pro settings menu and pairs well with the option to automatically launch an Autonomous Single App Mode session on app launch.  Users with full access to app settings can use the secondary passcode as a shortcut to exit or can use the existing Lock/Unlock toggle in the app settings.  
  • Added support for raster mode printing to Star Micronics thermal printers. Unlike line mode printing, raster mode compresses the page into a flat image before printing.  The app now supports the Star TSP100IIIU, which supports a wired USB-Lightning connection to the iPad, eliminating the need to rely on Bluetooth or other wireless connections, as well as other Star raster-only printers. 
  • Added Allowed and Restricted Domains screening for asynchronous navigation requests, which are frequently used by complex web apps, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.  Due to how iOS handles these requests, this screening occurs after page load, meaning that the page will display briefly. When Kiosk Pro sees the page and identifies it as not allowed, it will immediately navigate to the previous page and display a blocked request alert if configured to do so. This functionality can be disabled if preferred in Advanced Settings. 
Changes & Enhancements
  • Update Policy now applies to remote updates sent through the Remote Management Server. 
  • The Aila Scanner integration now includes the option to scan PDF417 barcodes, which are commonly used on driver’s licenses. 
  • New callback for the External Screen API indicates whether a specific document or URL was opened and displayed successfully. 
  • Alert added for confirmation when clearing the history for Dropbox Sync. 
  • Updated our algorithms to prevent text selection inside an input on devices running iOS 11.
  • New graphic assets for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.  
  • The app now automatically dismisses any blocked request alert shown after a few seconds. 
  • Removed ‘Disable Tel: Links’ and previously deprecated ‘Allowed Links to External Apps’ settings as they were incompatible with Apple’s latest revision of their App Review Guidelines.  All URL scheme links will now be allowed unless blocked by Guided Access or Single App Mode.  Tel:// link callouts can now be disabled using the ‘Disable Touch Callouts’ setting. 
  • Clear Cookies now clears any HTML5 session storage created by a site in addition to cookies.
Fixed
  • The status bar was displayed with the incorrect background color after returning to the settings menu using a touch gesture and passcode. 
  • The app would not play audio through a connected Bluetooth speaker. 
  • An instance where a specific call to Dropbox’s servers would fail, resulting in a sync loop repeating in the app when updating local files. 
  • An issue with the Remote Management Server where the app would send page analytics before the master data for a session. In specific scenarios, this resulted in orphaned navigation data, unassociated with a visitor session. 
  • Worked with KioWare to identify and correct a problem with the Kiosk History Report for the Remote Management Server.  You can now view when kiosks were moved, renamed, assigned a new content revision, or initiated a download. 
  • When a URL with an encoded ampersand character is set as the Homepage, the app will now automatically decode the ampersand to correctly display the page.  
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

To use the new JavaScript API calls added in this update, you will need to update this file by tapping the 'Generate API Functions File' with the app's settings or downloading below and unzipping.  Pre-existing API calls will continue to work without updating the file.


8.3.1

Released on August 20, 2017

Fixed
  • A white screen would appear after a Night Mode session ended in certain circumstances.
  • The app would no longer respond to touch after an incorrect passcode was entered to open app settings while a screensaver was active.
Remote Settings Control Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

No changes were made to 'kiosk_functions.js' in this update.


8.3

Released on June 26, 2017

New Features
  • Update Policy lets you choose when a remote update should be applied. You can apply it immediately when it’s ready, or wait for the idle timer to trigger so you don’t interrupt a visitor’s session. This feature applies to Remote Settings Control, Managed App Configuration for MDM, Remote Update of Local Files, and Dropbox Sync.
  • Remote Management Server heartbeats include the device’s current battery level and charging status.
Changes & Enhancements
  • We’ve updated the app to use Dropbox’s API v2 as the previous API has been deprecated by Dropbox. If you’re using the Dropbox Sync feature, you will need this update to continue syncing Kiosk Pro to your Dropbox account.
  • As part of migrating to Dropbox API v2, we’re updating how Kiosk Pro syncs content with Dropbox to provide a more stable and reliable sync process for users. Moving forward, any changes you make to content in Dropbox will continue to automatically be synced to the device, but content will only be synced from Kiosk Pro back to Dropbox if the files are located in the ‘UniqueContent’ folder and are created/modified using one of the app’s JavaScript API calls. Content manually moved over to the ‘UniqueContent’ folder through iTunes, for example, will not sync back to Dropbox. We recommend only modifying each individual file in the ‘UniqueContent’ folder through Dropbox or Kiosk Pro, not both.
  • Added the ability to cancel a swipe request through the iMag Pro API, matching the functionality for other card readers currently supported.
  • Renamed and reordered the Swipe Request Settings to improve clarity for users.
  • Use Custom Graphics for Swipe Request now allows you to configure multiple graphic files with different resolutions - the app will automatically select the correct one for the device it is running on.
  • Alerts associated with Autonomous Single App Mode are now dismissed automatically after a few seconds as they can be shown when the device is rebooted remotely through MDM.
  • Changed behavior of Remote Update of Local Files, removing a hard-coded timer that checked for interaction before updating to make this feature compatible with the new Update Policy feature.
  • Changed the behavior of the Refresh Homepage feature with the timer triggering on a regular schedule (for example, if the timer is set for 5 minutes, refresh will be triggered at 5:00, 10:00, 15:00, and so on after running the presentation). If an idle timer is active when a scheduled interval is reached (indicating a visitor is interacting with the kiosk), refresh will be delayed until the next interval.
  • Added an XML-only setting to refresh to the homepage after the iPad comes back from an inactive state (such as having the screen turned off, showing the Control Center, or using another app in Slide Over multitasking mode).
  • Updated graphics used on the app’s native error screens.
Fixed
  • The iMag Pro Swipe API continued listening for a card swipe after calling ‘SwipeDidFinishWithData.’
  • The iMag Pro Swipe API was not applying custom Swipe Request settings.
  • Remote updates were reported as both manual and remote updates in the Remote Management Server.
  • The device’s screen remained at minimum brightness if the app was exited during Night Mode.
  • Crash occurring in specific scenarios when Allow Exceptions to HTTPS:// Security Protocol was set to Always Show Prompt.
  • Crash occurring in older versions of iOS when the Photo/Video API countdown was used.
  • The Refresh Homepage timer incorrectly triggered  a refresh after the Idle Timer API had been used to extend the idle timer.  After the Refresh Homepage timer triggered, the callback for pausing the Idle Timer no longer worked as expected.
  • Audio continued to play after the Home icon was pressed during video playback.
  • When 'Enable Text Selection for Accessibility' was turned on and the iOS accessibility settings associated with Speak Selection enabled, the app was failing to show 'Speak...' as one of the options when text selected.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

To use the new JavaScript API calls added in this update, you will need to update this file by tapping the 'Generate API Functions File' with the app's settings or downloading below and unzipping.  Pre-existing API calls will continue to work without updating the file.


8.2

Released on April 17, 2017

New Features
  • Show or hide specific icons in the standard navigation bar, including the home, forward, back, and PDF multipage icons.
  • Show the navigation bar with a new tab or window. This option allows you to override your normal navigation bar settings to show the navigation bar on content designed to open in a new window or tab, giving visitors a way to return to your main content. WKWebView only.
  • Choose when to dim the screen based on the current battery level of the device. This lets your keep your kiosks at regular screen brightness when plugged in and at full power, but automatically reduce brightness to conserve battery life if the device is low on power.
  • Track uptime percentages for each of your kiosks through the remote management server.
  • Track asynchronous URL requests as a part of user sessions through the remote management server.
  • Send battery level event logs to the remote management server in 10% intervals for easier browsing through event logs and fewer email notifications. For more detailed reporting, you can change this to 1% intervals.
Changes & Enhancements
  • We have updated how we handle visitor sessions, and more specifically, ‘Clear Cache on Homepage’ and ‘Clear Cookies on Homepage’ to better match visitor intent in specific circumstances. If the app idle times out, or the visitor taps the Home icon in the bottom navigation, or ‘kiosk://home’ is called, or the JavaScript API is used to trigger the idle timer, the app will continue to close the session and will clear all history, cache & cookies immediately. If the visitor taps a standard link that returns then to the homepage or navigates back to the homepage using the Back icon in the bottom navigation, we will now continue the session until one of the actions above closes the session.
  • We now prevent tabbing through inputs when using an external keyboard and the UIWebView browser engine as this combination frequently causes app instability and crashing. While we recommend the use of WKWebView if tab support is required, you can re-enable tabbing in UIWebView using remote settings control through a hidden key-value pair at the bottom of the .xml template.
  • The new Apply Reduce Screen Brightness setting defaults to ‘Never’, so if you are currently using the Dim Brightness setting, you will need to configure this setting after you update. Changing it to ‘Always’ will replicate the previous behavior.
  • Slightly increased the touch areas for icons in the navigation bar and updated icon graphics.
  • Added labels to settings that are specific to the UIWebView or WKWebView browser engine.
  • More accurate session length reporting through the remote management server in specific scenarios.
  • Added information about the app version and device model in use to the heartbeats sent through the remote management server.
  • Revised how the app reports event logs to the Remote Management Server - moving forward, all event logs will be shown under ‘Kiosk Events’, while only events sent with a warning or error status will be shown under ‘Kiosk Urgent Events’.
  • Removed Server Command Interval from the app’s remote management server settings. Moving forward, this setting will be configured on the server under Site Settings with a default value of 600 seconds (10 minutes), preventing unexpected ‘server command interval low’ warnings from being triggered.
Fixed
  • The app now automatically reloads the page if it is notified that the WKWebView browser component has crashed, which would previously have resulted in a blank screen.
  • The iOS touch callout menu (cut/copy/paste) was being shown in WKWebView on long press of an image map.
  • When showing the address bar, Kiosk Pro was including entries for a behind-the-scenes process, ‘about:srcdoc’, that have now been removed.
  • The app’s native image gallery was displaying the last image in the series after idle timing out, rather than the first one. We also improved error handling to include a notification if the gallery is pointing to an empty folder or unsupported file type.
  • After a remote update of local files, the app displayed a white screen if the screensaver and UIWebView browser engine were both in use.
  • The screen would not refresh as expected after a settings update through the remote management server.
  • The screen would not respond to touch gestures after updating both a settings file and screensaver video as a part of the same update through the remote management server.
  • Night mode events were not being reported as expected through the remote management server.
  • Duplicate notifications were being triggered for certain types of event logs through the remote management server.
  • Incomplete or blank screenshots were being returned through the remote management server.
  • The contents of <style> and <script> tags included in the body of an .html page were being printed when using the Star Micronics printer API.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

No changes were made to 'kiosk_functions.js' in this update.


8.1

Released on February 15, 2017

Changes
  • Added the ability to export the settings files for Remote Settings Control and/or Managed App Configuration via email.
  • Added the ability to allow exceptions to https:// security protocols in WKWebView. 
  • Added the ability to turn off sending visitor session and usage data when using the Remote Management Server.
  • Updated our PDF viewer to allow linking to a specific page in a locally-stored PDF.
  • Updated how Kiosk Pro clears the cache. The app now only uses double loading to clear the cache when using the UIWebView browser engine. This double loading may cause issues on homepages with autoplay video or complex JavaScript; in this event, we recommend using the default WKWebView browser engine.
  • We now disable Activation Mode automatically if the homepage does not define the necessary JavaScript variable to prevent an unnecessary reload loop.
  • Removed ‘Enable Camera Rotation Fix’ from Advanced Settings as the issue has been resolved in iOS 8.1 and later.
  • Prevented the ‘Copy/Paste/Share’ options from being shown within a text input when using the WKWebView browsing engine.
  • Fixed a bug where the app would show a blank page instead of the ‘No Internet’ page on the second and all subsequent homepage loads while offline.
  • Fixed a bug with the ‘Refresh Homepage’ setting, which was not triggering as expected.
  • Fixed bugs in Bluetooth barcode scanning where the app returned multiple null values for each successful scan and was unable to resume silent listening mode after refreshing the homepage.
  • Fixed a bug where the Idle Time Limit triggering when a video was full-screen would cause Kiosk Pro to crash.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

No changes were made to 'kiosk_functions.js' in this update.


8.0

Released on December 27, 2016

Changes
  • Added support for Aila’s line of handheld and kiosk barcode scanners with API calls to begin and end a scanning session, to check the current state of scanning, to return which type of scanner is being used, and to manually trigger a beep from the scanner.  
  • WKWebView is now the default Browser Engine choice moving forward as it is faster and more stable than UIWebView for most content.
  • Image galleries created using the ‘kiosk-gallery://’ URL scheme will now be treated as multimedia files for the ‘Show Navigation Bar With’ setting, allowing you to easily include the bottom navigation to exit these galleries.
  • Added the ability to validate the .xml file used for Remote Update of Local Files and  improved history messaging.
  • Added the ability to save troubleshooting information to the app’s Documents folder, making access easier on devices without an email account set up.  Improved the progress messaging shown while sending troubleshooting logs via email. 
  • Fixed a bug in the External Screen API where the app was unable to display the current URL on the external screen.
  • Fixed a problem with the cache not being fully cleared in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where the volume slider in In-App Settings displayed at the incorrect width.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

To use the new JavaScript API calls added in this update, you will need to update this file by tapping the 'Generate API Functions File' with the app's settings or downloading below and unzipping.  Preexisting API calls will continue to work without updating the file.


7.9

Released on December 2, 2016

Changes
  • Added AirPrinter Status API to check if the printer is available before sending something to print. No more surprise error messages.
  • Improved Single Video Sync to work with all External Monitor Mode options.
  • Printer connectivity status appears in the Remote Management Server’s Event Logs.
  • Removed ‘Look Up’ and ‘Share’ from the text selection popup shown if ‘Text Selection for Accessibility’ is enabled to prevent visitors from leaving the app.
  • Text selection in the Address Bar, which was previously always allowed, now follows the Allow Text Selection for Accessibility setting.
  • Added the name of the app to the App Version setting.
  • Fixed a bug with Managed App Configuration changes not applying when an updated configuration was pushed from an MDM.
  • Fixed a bug where the Screensaver blocked the ‘connectToScreen’ JavaScript API call to connect to an external screen on initial page load.
  • Fixed a bug with the Shuttle API not parsing card info correctly.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

To use the new JavaScript API calls added in this update, you will need to update this file by tapping the 'Generate API Functions File' with the app's settings or downloading below and unzipping.  Preexisting API calls will continue to work without updating the file.


7.8

Released on October 31, 2016

Changes
  • Single Video Sync allows you to sync a screensaver across multiple iPads based on the iPad’s internal clock.
  • Added a new call in our Snap API that allows for a countdown before recording video and/or a predefined video length.
  • Define multiple XML files when updating settings with the Remote Management Server. This allows you to set a primary file for settings shared among multiple devices and a unique file for each individual kiosk if desired.
  • Changes in Xcode 8 required us to make changes to the kiosk_functions.js file. JavaScript API users must generate a new kiosk_functions.js file in order for the API to continue working correctly in 7.8.
  • Improved heartbeat details in the Remote Management Server to more clearly show the status of connected peripherals.
  • Improved communication with the Remote Management Server. The ‘Settings Updated’ event now shows the filename applied during the update, and bugs were fixed involving heartbeat intervals.
  • Changed the default overscan mode when using the Screensaver’s External Monitor Mode to enable a true full-screen experience on more monitors.
  • Fixed a bug where Audio Output & Volume settings were applied when Homepage Audio Settings were disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where, in specific situations, user settings were not being correctly updated and saved while the device was in Single App Mode.
  • Added Crashlytics to gather more comprehensive crash reporting from more users.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

Due to changes in Xcode 8, which is used to compile the app, we've been forced to restructure the 'kiosk_functions.js' file that allows your code to access Kiosk Pro's JavaScript API.  If updating the app to version 7.8 or later from a previous version, you will need to update this file by tapping the 'Generate API Functions File' with the app's settings or downloading below.


7.7

Released on September 12, 2016

Changes
  • New: We’ve added the ability to send event notifications to Zapier.  Zapier connects over 500 popular web apps, including Gmail, Trello, and Twitter.  If you ever wanted to get a notification in your Slack #channel or an SMS text message when a kiosk loses power, now you can.
  • New: Added support for passing a string of key-value pairs to Zapier through our JavaScript API. This can be used to submit user form submissions or other data to any web app supported by Zapier, including Google Sheets, MailChimp, and Salesforce. If the device is offline, submissions are stored locally and sent when the device is reconnected.
  • New: Added new options to the Navigation Bar, allowing visitors to control volume directly or toggle between the iPad’s speakers and a set of headphones.
  • New: Audio Output settings let you set a default speaker (iPad or headphone) and default speaker volume when the app idle times out to the Homepage. Set a separate speaker choice and default volume while displaying the Screensaver.
  • As a part of the changes to audio outlined above, we removed the main volume slider within the app’s settings. As this setting was not possible to control remotely, no change is required to the Remote Settings Control XML file.
  • Night Mode’s schedule can be viewed as a table within the app for easier troubleshooting. Just tap “Show Schedule” in the Schedule Night Mode submenu.
  • Improved communication between the Remote Management Server and Kiosk Pro following short periods of offline use.
  • Changed “Local Mode” to “Local File Directory” to more accurately describe the feature.
  • Deprecated true sleep during Night Mode. With changes introduced in iOS 10 to the Lock Screen, it is no longer possible to prevent exiting to another app when using the true sleep mode in Night Mode. We’ve made the new default option to dim the screen and have included the phrase in the setting - both ‘Daily 19:00’ and ‘Dim Daily 19:00’ will trigger a dim period. While deprecated, ‘Sleep Daily 19:00’ will continue trigger a true sleep period.
  • Blocked the native iOS Open/Copy/Share popup from appearing when a visitor long-pressed a link.
  • Fixed a bug where Guided Access and Single App Mode blocked Remote Settings updates.
  • Fixed a bug with slashed zeroes not printing correctly via our Star Printer API.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


7.6

Released on August 5, 2016

Changes
  • Copy a local file path to your clipboard by tapping the file under Local Mode.
  • Moved the standard JavaScript “window.print” call outside of our JavaScript API, making it possible to print from third-party websites with in-page print buttons.
  • Create a swipeable Image Gallery by using a special URL scheme. This scheme allows you to point to a folder of images you want visitors to be able to swipe through without any programming required.
  • Receive email notifications when your iPad’s internet connection shifts between Cellular Data & WiFi to help prevent expensive data plan overages.
  • Remotely control app settings with Managed App Configuration through your MDM, previously only available in Enterprise.
  • Choose to automatically lock your iPad into an Autonomous Single App Mode session when the app launches.
  • Insert your own custom CSS styling into a specific page or site to customize it for kiosk use.
  • Add a new event to the navigation history for a current user session through our JavaScript API when using the Remote Management Server to track usage analytics.
  • When using AirPrint Automatic print mode, Single Print Request per Pageview now resets as expected.
  • Activation Mode no longer incorrectly shows the bottom Navigation Bar.
  • We moved Timer Settings above Navigation Settings. Just so you know.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


7.5

Released on July 1, 2016

Changes
  • Autonomous Single App Mode lets you enable/disable Single App Mode directly on any device supervised by an MDM provider.
  • For scanning barcodes, the Scan Area feature lets you define an area on the screen to look for a code.
  • The new ‘Select Printer’ option lets you choose from available Star printers, just in case the Port Name is ridiculously long.
  • Using the File Management API, you can upload images to a server by returning the data as a base-64 string.
  • More options are available for displaying the Navigation Bar. You can choose to display it specifically for remote and/or local content.
  • We changed some category names to help with clarification in the settings menu.
  • Refresh Homepage is working correctly again.
  • For JavaScript API users, we made generating the API functions easier by creating a new setting: Generate API Functions File.
  • For Night Mode users, we moved the Create File Showing Schedule option directly under the Schedule Night Mode setting, making it easier to find.
  • Fixed a bug with the app freezing when using the Star Printer API for certain content.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


7.4

Released on June 7, 2016

Changes
  • New Feature: Screensaver Overlay. You can set a locally stored image as an overlay in front of the Screensaver. This is great for adding a call to action without needing to edit every image/video used in the Screensaver. You can also set the transparency of the overlay.
  • Want to mix it up? The XML file allowing you to set the order of files shown during the screensaver loop now includes an option for random ordering.  If this is chosen, each time the screensaver triggers, it will create a new random playlist of the files available.
  • Added a new call to the the External Screen API, allowing you to apply the video fade settings when stopping a video.
  • Added the ability to access a Custom File Not Found Page that is hosted remotely.
  • Found a workaround allowing us to add support for locally-stored audio and video files when using the WKWebView browsing engine.
  • Found a workaround for several situations where the app was previously unable to idle time out to the Homepage while a video element was playing full-screen in the native iOS video player. This issue remains outstanding when accessing a video element from within an iframe using the default UIWebView browser engine. More detail on this here
  • Fixed a bug where our Photo API wasn’t triggering a callback after saving a new picture.
  • Fixed a bug in our Star Print API where closing tags were removing spaces when printed.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


7.3

Released on May 10, 2016

Changes
  • Screensaver can now access images/video directly from the Kiosk Pro documents folder using “./” for the file path.
  • Updated the Blocked Request Log to include requests for content shown inside iframes.
  • Added the passcode for accessing settings ‘On Touch Gesture & Passcode’ to the exported settings.xml file for Remote Settings Control.
  • Changed how we report history for Remote Settings Control & Remote Update of Local Files so that it is easier to understand and troubleshoot.
  • Reduced the frequency of injection for global JavaScript variables like the unique iPad ID to improve app stability.
  • Addressed a crash that occurred if a settings.xml file hosted on Dropbox was later removed.
  • Added the ability for the app to store heartbeat, event and analytics data while the device is temporarily offline and send it to the remote management server when the connection is restored.
  • Corrected how we calculate timestamps when reporting kiosk activity through the remote management server. 
  • Fixed an issue where the app was incorrectly closing a user session if the Idle Timer fired but was delayed using our API. The app will now leave the user session open in this circumstance. At the same time, we have added a new call to the API, ‘kp_KioWare_closeCurrentSession()’, which allows you to trigger the session end manually if needed.
  • Rewrote several parts of the External Screen API, specifically:
    • Changed the default behavior when a video completes playback to close and return to the screen background regardless of the fade parameters set. Previously if fade was set to zero seconds, the final frame would remain on screen.
    • If an AirPlay-connected screen was disconnected and reconnected through the Control Center at the bottom of the screen, the connection state callback was not being triggered.
    • Video playback functions now use iOS’s AVPlayer instead of MPMoviePlayer, allowing us to address an issue where the function used to seek to a specific time would fail with certain video files. This also allowed us to add a ‘loading’ playback state event and report when a file finishes playback as a stopped playback state event rather than a pause.
    • Displaying a specific page of a PDF, which wasn’t executing correctly.
    • Setting the screen mode and overscan compensation, which were triggering native mirroring mode and preventing calls to enter full-screen mode from executing.
  • Made several updates in our Star Printer integration, including:
    • Fixed a bug where “window.print()” was not working.
    • Added support for black-mark detection when printing labels and other preprinted rolls.
    • If you are using a cash drawer connected to a printer, the app can use the printer’s port settings to communicate with the drawer without these being configured separately.
  • Addressed a problem with the AirPrint function to print a PDF, which was triggering a print job with the current page rather than the one defined.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates 

No changes to .xml templates in this update.


7.2

Released on March 29, 2016

Changes
  • Refined our screensaver algorithm to launch immediately following sleep if the homepage is empty or disable touch is on.
  • Updated the app’s default error screens with sizes for the iPad Pro and corrected a direction error with the Arabic translation on those screens.
  • Reinstated the Export button for Remote Settings Control, which was missing in the previous version.
  • Improved the interface when validating Remote Settings Control files from a slow server or over a poor Internet connection.
  • Took care of a scheduling problem in Night Mode where the app was not correctly interpreting full days of the week.
  • Fixed an issue where capitalization of the Unique iPad ID could prevent Dropbox sync of files in subfolders.
Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration Templates

No changes to .xml templates in this update.


7.1

Released on February 24, 2016

Changes
  • Added support for Managed App Configuration through MDM.  This allows you to update the app’s settings remotely as part of the app installation or later as part of a management command. Includes options to export current settings to a compatible format and validate a current selection.
  • Updated the Star Printer API to minimize the space at the top of new print job and removed unnecessary ‘with line feed’ cut options.
  • Added new event logs through the Remote Management Server that trigger when a peripheral supported through our JavaScript API is connected or disconnected, which allows for notifications and kiosk status changes based on these events.
  • Added additional details to the Remote Management Server heartbeats to show the status of currently connected peripherals.
  • Improved XML validation to indicate progress for slow loading files.
  • Added additional details to the Remote Management Server heartbeats to show which iOS & app version are running on each of your devices in the field.
  • Fixed an issue with transforming plain ‘#’ links when using Guided Access.
  • Replaced alerts in several areas of settings with a more permanent reminder.
  • Updating the Screensaver images/video through Dropbox will occur immediately, rather than waiting for the idle timer or a visitor touching the screen.
  • Fixed a bug with Night Mode not reloading the homepage successfully after a dim period.
Known Issue:
  • Night Mode is not correctly recognizing days of the week written out in full as described in our documentation. This will be addressed in our next update, but as a temporary workaround, you can use a schedule based on 'Daily' or shortened, uncapitalized days of the week (mon for Monday, tue for Tuesday, wed for Wednesday, thu for Thursday, fri for Friday, sat for Saturday, sun for Sunday). 
Remote Settings Control Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Managed App Configuration Template

This update adds support for Managed App Configuration through an MDM solution like JAMF Pro or SimpleMDM.  Details about how to manage settings remotely through Managed App Configuration are available  here


7.0

Released on February 2, 2016

Changes
  • Updated required iOS version to 8.3 to support certain app features.
  • Added beta setting ‘Browser Engine’. This setting allows you to use WKWebView as Kiosk Pro’s underlying browser in Plus and Enterprise.
  • Added setting 'Show Help Icon' to allow users to toggle the icon that appears while scanning barcodes with the native camera.
  • Added ‘Barcode Alignment’ setting for Star Printers to choose an alignment for barcodes.
  • Added beta setting ‘Trigger Change Event After Autofill’. This setting triggers a JavaScript ‘onchange’ event after autofill is complete, added for forms using AngularJS to auto-submit.
  • Email Notifications now include the app & iOS version of the kiosk.
  • Modified the touch gesture for getting back into the settings menu a little to make it easier for iPad Pro users. While the previous four corner touch will continue to work, so will placing two fingers each on the right and left sides of the screen.
  • Made the settings menu always display in landscape orientation for iPhone/iPod.
  • Deprecated ‘Allowed Links to External Apps’.  Since Notification Center was added in iOS 7, we’ve recommended using Guided Access to help ensure visitors can’t leave the app.  By default, Guided Access prevents access to other apps, limiting the scenarios in which this feature can be used.
  • Deprecated ‘Allowed Link Path Depth from Homepage’. Since this feature follows the current navigation thread a certain number of steps, it can result in an inconsistent experience for visitors.
  • Removed 'Enable Automatic Reload on Homepage'.
  • Fixed a bug with certain videos not playing when using the External Screen API.
  • Fixed a bug that made Remote Update of Local Files get stuck on empty .zip files.
  • Fixed a bug with page elements moving around when visitors try to print.
  • Fixed a bug with the app crashing when trying to open certain links.
  • Fixed a bug with the exported settings xml file.
  • Fixed a bug with Apply Restrictions to Embedded Content.
Remote Settings Control Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.8.1

Released on November 9, 2015

Changes:
  • Fixed a bug with the Screensaver not starting after coming out of Night Mode.
  • Fixed a bug with Kiosk Pro not recognizing spaces in locally stored filenames.
  • Added Failed Requests Log to Lite.
  • Removed text from bottom of the settings menu.
  • Made some aesthetic improvements.
Remote Settings Control Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


6.8

Released on October 29, 2015

Changes:
  • Improved Autofill to support selecting inputs based on parent tags.
  • Replaced the old local help text files with Knowledge Base entries for each setting.
  • Changed Loading & Default Background Color or Image to default to white if empty.
  • Fixed a bug where the Preload Homepage Behind Screensaver toggle was not preloading. 
  • Fixed a conflict between Email Notifications and the Remote Management Server.
  • Added a Clear Cache on Relaunch toggle to the app’s Advanced Settings. On by default, this setting clears the cache when the app is relaunched.
  • Updated the SDK for the Star Micronics printer integration and added a new setting allowing you to define the timeout for a port connection to the printer/cash drawer. 
  • Fixed an issue where callbacks triggered by our JavaScript APIs were not correctly processing redirections in all cases.
  • Moved Email Notifications to a submenu.
  • Moved the Motion Detection settings to a shared area with Geolocation settings to more accurately reflect that these refer to device motion, not visitor motion.
  • Included a setting allowing easier access to the app’s Advanced Settings, located at the bottom of the settings menu.
  • Removed Remote Variable Monitoring settings.
Remote Settings Control Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.7

Released on October 9, 2015

Changes:
  • Added another URL scheme to match the app name: 'kioskproenterpriseapp'. The previous URL scheme ‘kioskproenterprisedev’ is deprecated, but still works for legacy users.
  • Added History setting to Remote Update of Local Files. Displays recent updates, the file path for the xml file, whether the update was successful and if not, the error that was returned.
  • Fixed a bug with Activation Mode not resetting in certain conditions.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug with the app crashing in iOS 9 when Cache Source is set to ‘Kiosk Pro Cache’ and changed the Cache Source default to ‘Native UI Webview’.
  • Added History setting to Remote Settings Control. Displays recent updates, the file path for the xml file, whether the update was successful and if not, the error that was returned.
  • Added ‘Insert Homepage URL Parameters as JavaScript Variables’ setting to make it easier to identify your kiosks and tag data from them.
  • Improved PDF display to use the Page Background instead of default white while loading a page.
  • Removed a slight padding so PDFs fill the entire screen.
  • Updated Allowed Domain algorithm to support IvP6 URLs in iOS 9.
  • Aligned setting names to improve readability.
  • Fixed a bug where the cache was not being cleared when the app was exited.
Remote Settings Control Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.6

Released on August 18, 2015

Changes:
  • Added support for six new Group IDs, making it easier to define and identify groups of kiosks. These Group IDs can be accessed via JavaScript within your page, used to apply settings to specific kiosks through remote management, or passed to other settings.
  • Added the ability to pass both the Unique iPad ID and the new Group IDs to other app settings. For example, you could configure the user agent string to include one of the Group IDs configured for that device.
  • Autofill settings previously only available in our Enterprise version are now supported in Plus, allowing you to fill in username & password fields automatically for a specific URL or domain.
  • Night Mode scheduling now assumes ‘Daily’ if no day is entered.
  • Screensaver now supports .m4v video format for all you hipsters out there.
  • Moved ‘Unique iPad ID’ to a new ‘Identification’ section of settings.
  • Added ‘Custom File Not Found Page’ to allow you to set your own page to be shown when Kiosk Pro is unable to find a file.
  • Added ‘Failed Requests Log’ to allow you to see the last 50 URLs which failed to load, along with the error returned and a timestamp.
  • Renamed ‘Custom Connection Problem Page’ to ‘Alternate Homepage for Offline Use’ to improve setting clarity.
  • Added an advanced setting allowing you to toggle the link processing the app does to prevent iOS from showing ‘Guided Access is enabled.’ alerts whenever a link is touched while running Guided Access. By default, this link processing will remain on.
  • The alert shown when URLs are blocked due to a conflict with the Allowed and/or Restricted Domains lists is now shown when a request to launch another app is blocked as well. Renamed several settings to reflect this change.
  • Fixed a minor display issue.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the PDF reader from displaying documents with unsupported parameters, which are now simply ignored.
  • Fixed a bug with updating settings & content through the Remote Management Server.
Remote Settings Control Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.5.1

Released on July 9, 2015

Changes:
  • Expanded the screensaver loop to support image files and multiple video files by allowing you to configure a local folder and loop any images and videos contained inside. (If you have this set to a single video file, that’ll still work as well.) You can set the order in which files are played, either by naming the files serially or by using an .xml file in the same folder. We’ve also added settings to allow you to define how long images are shown, the fade duration between each, and the fade/background image or color.
  • ‘Page Loading Background Color’ is changed to ‘Loading & Default Background Color or Image’ and can support locally-stored .jpg and .png formats.
  • We’re moving from our UserVoice helpdesk system to Help Scout, which means that the previous ‘Need Help?’ widget will be transitioning to a link to our new knowledge base. While we’re planning for a seamless transition, if you see any problems, just let us know.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.5

Not released to App Store, pulled due to  Page loading error [resolved]


6.4

Released on June 19, 2015

Changes:
  • Expanded on the Screensaver Video Loop to give you several options when displaying screensavers on a connected external monitor, including full-screen video with Digital Signage, Interactive and Hybrid modes.
  • Added API support for Bluetooth barcode scanners for projects that don’t require access to the on-screen keyboard. Data is returned from a scan directly to your page through a JavaScript callback.
  • Added Swipe Request Settings to support customization of graphics and/or text shown when a card swipe is requested through the API.
  • New Setting: Show Update Indicator displays a progress spinner on screen to let you know when your content is updating via Remote Update of Local Content. Also works with updates through Dropbox and the Remote Management Server.
  • KP was sent to summer school for counting. As a result, Allowed Link Path Depth is working correctly again.
  • You can clear the version number for Remote Update of Local Files simply by turning the setting off and on again.
  • Added support for defining multiple version numbers and .zip files in a single XML to add flexibility in how you can use Remote Update of Local Files.
  • Included a new filepath setting for Remote Settings Control through the remote management server.
  • Fixed a bug using smart covers in conjunction with the Screensaver Video Loop. If the Idle Time Limit triggers while a smart cover is closed, the screen will automatically direct to the Homepage when opened again.
  • To our Remote Variable Monitoring users (if any exist): this setting is now deprecated, meaning that we are no longer able to provide support for it and will be removing it from the app in the next update. As we have created easier ways to monitor and update Kiosk Pro remotely, this setting is no longer necessary.
  • Eliminated unique fields (like our Unique iPad ID and KioWare device IDs, where applicable) from exported remote settings .xml files.
  • Changed the default value for ‘Access JavaScript API’ to ‘Never’ for new installations of Basic & Plus, which should improve page loading speed for those not using the API.
  • As we are constantly updating Kiosk Pro to work with new releases of iOS, it becomes more difficult to support the app on older iOS versions. Kiosk Pro is now only supported in iOS 6 & up.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.3

Available April 28, 2015.

Changes:
  • Added ‘Screen Orientation Lock’ to allow you to lock the iPad orientation from inside the app settings.
  • Updated the ‘Show Print Icon’ feature so that it can be used not only with AirPrint printers, but also with Star Micronics and Custom America printers.
  • Added an Allowed Domains for Print Icon, allowing you to limit when the print icon is shown in navigation. 
  • Choose a different character set when using a Star Micronics printer. Need to print Thai or Icelandic characters? Perhaps a ‘TM’ symbol? Now you can.
  • Added the ability to export current app settings as an XML file to use with Remote Settings Control.
  • Reorganized several sections of the app settings menu.
  • ‘Passcode is incorrect’ alert is automatically dismissed after a few seconds.
  • Fixed a bug with how the Idle Time Limit interacts with full-screen videos.
  • Fixed a bug with the Idle Time Limit triggering while app settings were open.
  • Fixed a bug with the iPad Status Bar displaying incorrectly in certain cases.
  • Fixed some bugs involving memory leaks and improved memory performance in general.
  • Fixed a bug with the screensaver not triggering in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug with remotely updating Night Mode.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.2

Released on March 26, 2015

Changes:
  • Fixed a bug with ZBarScanner causing the app to crash when the camera was not allowed in iOS permission settings.
  • Fixed a bug where the app wasn’t sending an event log to the KioCloud server when content updates were complete.
  • Changed behavior so the Screensaver Video Loop relaunches automatically after the UI is refreshed (for example, due to remote update of local content).
  • Optimized the new Kiosk Pro cache setting to work with synchronous AJAX requests.
  • Fixed a bug with Disable Touch not applying in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug with a white bar appearing at the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed a bug with certain websites covering the Bottom Navigation Bar.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


6.1

Released on March 4, 2015

Changes:
  • Added a new callback for the iMag Pro and iMag Pro II readers.
  • Fixed a bug with our Swipe API not recognizing a connection with the iMag Pro reader after showing app settings.
  • Fixed a bug with our External Screen API background color not displaying.
  • Changed Clear Cookies on Homepage to also clear the HTML5 AppCache.
  • Fixed a bug with the Idle Time Limit not functioning correctly in certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug with the Browsing Time Limit not triggering
  • No longer transforming links inside frames due to display issues. Previously, all links were transformed so the Guided Access message would not be displayed (due to a bug in iOS 8). This means links inside frames will display the Guided Access message when selected.
Remote Settings Update Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


6.0

Released on February 10, 2015

Changes:
  • Added wildcard support to Autofill settings and a JavaScript callback allowing you to automatically submit Autofill results. Plus, we fixed a bug with Autofill not functioning when the presentation runs the first time.
  • Added support for Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes to Native Camera Scanning.
  • Added the ability to determine the current playstate status of a video to our External Screen API.
  • Revised the ‘Site Version’ setting so that you can add your own Custom User Agent String for determining how Kiosk Pro should view your content. While we realize that this is not as easy to set-up as the previous checkboxes, it does give you additional flexibility to set both the browser type and version that a remote site sees.
  • Added ability to reset Dropbox sync history remotely with XML.
  • Fixed a bug with Dropbox not syncing on initial launch of the app in certain circumstances.
  • This is the big one: We’ve created a custom cache to help our users experiencing issues using the default UIWebView caching, which you can choose from the ‘Cache Source’ setting.
  • Moved Remote Settings Control to a separate processing thread to increase app stability. While updating, the app shows a progress indicator, and you can set custom ‘Update Indicator Text’ to be shown.
  • Moved settings from the ‘Display’ category that are interaction-based to a new category called ‘Interaction’.
  • Moved ‘Enable Reload on Homepage’ to temporary beta settings.
  • Fixed a bug with input fields corresponding with a Bluetooth keyboard.
  • Fixed a handful of bugs for specific use cases.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


5.5

Released on December 22, 2014

Changes:
  • Made it easier to select a setting for editing by increasing the size of the touch area.
  • Updated the app to automatically pull and use the latest in user agent string technology, which should translate into more successful page requests by certain websites under the tree this year.
  • Added “Enable Drop-down Menus for iOS 8” for our users experiencing bugs with drop-down inputs.
  • Added the ability to size a .pdf to fill the full width of the screen by default. This should improve usability when showing portrait-sized .pdf’s on an iPad in landscape mode.
  • Fixed a bug with the Power Supply Change email notification sending too many emails. Now your inbox will have more space for holiday e-cards.
  • Added logging of cookies to our troubleshooting logs so advanced users can check to see if and when a specific cookie is set or deleted. Sadly, we aren’t talking gingersnaps here.
  • Fixed some bugs with the Idle Timer API. You can thank the elves for that one.
  • Added support for a number of Custom America printers through our JavaScript API.  Always wanted to print to a large-format 8.5” thermal roll printer using Kiosk Pro?  Wish granted!
  • The app will ask for permission to send alert notifications when Night Mode is enabled, as these are necessary to wake the iPad from true sleep mode. No more eternal silent nights here.
  • Fixed some bugs with the Scanning API. Those bugs are getting coal in their stocking this year.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


5.4

Released on November 13, 2014

Changes:
  • Improved responsiveness and performance of the app when running for longer periods.
  • Removed the ability to select text inside input fields.
  • Include calls in our JavaScript API that allow you to determine which version (and version number) of Kiosk Pro is being run.
  • Brought back the colorful icons in the “Custom Navigation Icon Color” sub-menu.
  • Added the advanced setting “Show Keyboard Automatically on Focus Event” to allow your page to call JavaScript .focus() events to place the cursor in an input field and bring up the on-screen keyboard.
  • Extended the default timeout period for server requests when using Remote Update of Content and added a new setting to allow you to change this value.
  • When Remote Update of Content is enabled and a valid .xml file set, an update will occur when the presentation starts, even if no update period has been set. 
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when combining Night Mode with a Screensaver Video Loop and an empty Homepage setting.
  • Fixed a couple of minor compatibility issues our External Screen API had when running in iOS 8, including showing a white bar at the bottom of the external display when playing video.
Remote Settings Update Template

New settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


5.3

Released on October 17, 2014

Changes:
  • Fixed a couple of bugs involving the 4-finger touch gesture to access settings.
  • You can Clear Sync History for Dropbox from the ‘Account Information’ setting, allowing a fresh sync to occur when you run your presentation.
  • Fixed a bug with ‘Screensaver Video Loop’ where a white bar was appearing during the video.
  • AirPrint settings have been improved! You can choose whether you want to display the default print dialog when a visitor wants to print or hide the dialog completely. Additional configuration is also possible, such as choosing the number of copies to print, restricting print requests, and custom alerts.
  • Our External Screen API allows you to pause, play, and seek with video. You can also trigger JavaScript on the external screen from the device.
Remote Settings Update Template

Several settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for all pre-existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


5.2

Released on October 9, 2014

Changes:
  • You can delete logs you no longer need from the ‘Troubleshooting Assistant’ advanced setting.
  • The “Guided Access is enabled” alert no longer appears when links are tapped on devices running iOS 8.
  • Added ‘Log WebKit Requests’ to the Advanced Settings menu for additional help with troubleshooting.
  • Fixed a handful of bugs involving using the 4-finger touch gesture to edit your settings.
  • Fixed a bug involving incorrect location data.
  • Our Idle Timer API is compatible with the ‘Idle Timer Reset Alert’ again.
  • ‘Apply Restrictions to Embedded Content’ no longer allows a restricted link to open a blank page.
  • You can set your ‘Screensaver Video Loop’ from the ‘Local Mode’ table.
  • You can remotely generate a Unique iPad ID for multiple kiosks with our 5.2 XML templates.
  • Added ‘Preload Homepage Behind Screensaver’ to give you more control over when your homepage should load.
  • Added ‘Enable Camera Rotation for iOS 8’ to fix a bug where devices running iOS 8 used an incorrect camera rotation.
  • Fixed a bug with Dropbox syncing causing the app to crash.
Remote Settings Update Template

Several settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for all pre-existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.

Changes to 'kiosk_functions.js'

Due to changes in the way the underlying UI WebView browser passes JavaScript functions in iOS 8, we've been forced to restructure the 'kiosk_functions.js' file that allows your code to access Kiosk Pro's JavaScript API.  If updating the app to version 5.2 or later from a previous version, you will need to recreate this file by tapping the 'i' icon next to the 'Access JavaScript API' setting and then 'Create kiosk_functions.js' in the top right corner.


5.1

Released on August 14, 2014

Changes:
  • Several of the calls for the JavaScript API for MercuryPay have a new prefix, 'kp_MercuryPaySystem'.  This change allows more of the communication with MercuryPay servers to be non-specific to a single card reader. 
  • You can now set your Homepage from the ‘Local Mode’ table.
  • The interface for Allowed & Restricted Domains has changed to make editing lists easier.
  • We’ve also made some slight changes in the Allowed/Restricted Domains algorithm to help you with complicated URLs.
  • Fixed some bugs with Night Mode and Dropbox sync.
  • Fixed a bug with the ZBar Scanning JavaScript API. 
Remote Settings Update Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


5.0

Released on July 16, 2014

Changes:
  • New default homepage dashboards include basic information about Kiosk Pro, demos, JavaScript API documentation, and links to our support website.
  • Added ‘Blocked URL Log’ to help troubleshoot Allowed/Restricted Domains, including the ability to export a .csv of all blocked URLs and to add a blocked URL to the Allowed Domain list.
  • Touch gesture to access Kiosk Pro’s settings will now trigger without lifting from the screen, making it easier to know when you've held the gesture for the full second required.
  • The Idle Timer will now continue to run and trigger a Homepage refresh even if a visitor navigates back to the Homepage manually.
  • Added a troubleshooting assistant so you can quickly send us the details of your Kiosk Pro setup, helping us to help you.
  • ‘Apply Restrictions to Embedded Content’ gives you the ability to choose whether the Allowed/Restricted Domains lists should apply to embedded content.
  • ‘Local Mode’ view lets you see the files that are stored in Kiosk Pro on the iPad, the file path where each one is located, and a timestamp of the last update of that file.
  • You can now check your Remote Settings .xml file for basic format errors with the ‘Test XML File for Errors’ setting.
  • Fixed brightness not updating via Remote Updates.
  • Included support for our Memory and Privacy API, allowing you to trigger clear cache or cookies at any point through JavaScript.
  • ‘Email on Battery Level’ with low and critical zones lets you receive email notifications when a preset battery range is reached.
  • If using the video screensaver, the Homepage is no longer preloaded in a separate layer, but instead loads once a visitor touches the screen. This allows for additional flexibility in content set as the Homepage, including video and timed transitions based on the ‘onload’ event.
  • Dropbox integration now creates the shared content folder automatically on Dropbox if it doesn't already exist.
  • Moved ‘Remote Variable Monitoring’ to a hidden ‘Advanced Settings’ area as it is only enabled by a small number of power users. How to access ‘Advanced Settings’.
  • Fixed incompatibility issue with ‘Enable Auto Lock’ and Guided Access.
  • ‘Reduce Brightness on Homepage’ will dim the screen during any idle period, even while a screensaver is being used.
  • Our iOS 5 users will no longer experience the screen remaining dim after Night Mode ends.
  • Made a couple minor name changes to the MercuryPay API to streamline it for use with both IDTech Shuttle and MagTek iDynamo card readers.
  • Fixed a conflict between the ‘Clear Cookies’ setting and our API for the iDynamo card reader.
Remote Settings Update Template

Several settings have been added in this update; while the previous .xml file will still work for all pre-existing settings, you will need to update your .xml file to have remote control over new settings.


4.3 

Released on May 12, 2014

Changes:
  • Added a new command, kiosk://refresh, that can be set as a custom navigation link, allowing a visitor to refresh the current page if needed.
  • Increased the flexibility of our kioskproenterprise:// url handler.   If the app sees additional parameters that are not specific to Kiosk Pro, it will now append them to any URL provided by the ‘startWithURL’ parameter.
  • Addressed a problem where the ‘Allowed Link Depth’ setting showed the off-domain alert regardless of the status of the ‘Show Off-Domain Alert’ toggle.
  • Updated the settings menu gesture recognizer to reset correctly if using ‘Show Settings On > Touch Gesture and Passcode’ if no changes were made to settings.
  • Fixed an issue with the status bar not rendering correctly in certain circumstances.
  • Took care of minor errors in settings text and in-app help.
Remote Settings Update Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


4.2 

Released on April 20, 2014.  B2B skipped version 4.2 due to delay in official application process for Magtek card reader.  All changes from 4.2 update are now included in the version 4.3 release.

Changes:
  • Added support for the encrypted Magtek iDynamo card reader through our JavaScript API, outputting card data as a masked or an encrypted string.  Support for this card reader is planned for our B2B version once Magtek has processed and approved our official application.
  • Started automatic logging of Dropbox sync so you can see what changes have been made to your content and files both on the device through Diskaid or remotely through Dropbox.
  • Changed the ‘Reduce Brightness on Homepage’ setting to only apply when the presentation is running (and not while the settings are open).
  • Added the following URL handlers:  ‘kioskproenterprise://?startWithURL=’ and ‘kioskproenterprise://?silent-run’ to make the app play more nicely with others.
  • Streamlined our bottom navigation bar settings for users running iOS 5.1.1 or earlier.
  • Allowed Remote Settings update to occur as scheduled even after a user makes a change directly in app settings.
  • Volume slider in the Kiosk Pro settings menu will now display “Volume is Muted” when the iPad’s physical side switch is used to mute the device.
Remote Settings Update Template

4.1 

Released on April 7, 2014

Changes:
  • Added support for our custom 'kiosk://home', 'kiosk://back, 'kiosk://forward, 'kiosk://print' and 'kiosk://multipage' (for PDFs) navigation links directly within your content. 
  • Refined our algorithm for calling a specific page with the kioskproenterprise:// URL handler.
  • Reformatted the information available about the app through the traditional settings menus and updated our splash screens.  
  • Fixed a couple of minor display issues with the settings interface.
  • Took care of a bug that prevented the support widget from displaying correctly if the settings are shown 'On Touch Gesture and Passcode.'
Remote Settings Update Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


4.0.1

Released on March 27, 2014

Changes:
  • Fixed crash on launch on iOS 5.1.1 that was introduced in 4.0.
Remote Settings Update Template

No changes to .xml template in this update.


4.0

Released on March 20, 2014

Changes:
  • URL schemes (kioskproplus:// and kioskproenterprise:// ) can trigger display of a callback URL and skip the splash screen.
  • Added bottom navigation bar color customization and re-implemented background button color for custom links.
  • Resolved button background color issue caused by iOS 7.1 update.
  • Added support for native button functionality (home, previous, next, print) to our custom navigation links.
  • Improved rendering and animation of PDF's displayed in page turn mode.
  • Support forums now accessible in-app through the 'Need Help?' button.
  • Automatically dismiss settings passcode prompt after a short period of time.
Remote Settings Update Templates

3.4.1 - 3.5.2

Changes:
  • Integrated support for Dropbox.
  • Resolved bug preventing passcode touch gesture during screensaver.
  • Auto-Lock setting now automatically disabled when Night Mode is enabled to prevent crashing.
  • Created XML settings to allow tel:// links if needed.
  • Removed app settings from traditional iPad settings.
  • Removed multi-page button when PDF display is set to 'Hyperlink Only'.
Remote Settings Update Templates

3.4 - 3.4.1

Changes:
  • Resolved bug with keyboard not appearing at passcode prompt in iOS 7.
  • Star Printer API: Added 'Word Wrapping'.
  • Added 'Activation Mode'.
  • Updated bottom navigation bar icons.
  • Updated app icon.
  • Added the ability to access the JavaScript API by import, by injection, or never.
  • Resolved bug where Guided Access affected the Idle Timer.

3.3.2 - 3.4

Changes:
  • Moved 'Night Mode' to 'Power Management'.
  • Resolved bug with Home icon directing to screensaver.
  • Photo Capture API: Added ability to choose front or back camera as the default.

3.3.1 - 3.3.2

Changes:
  • External Screen API: Resolved bug opening remote webpages on external monitor.
  • Star Printer API: Added ability to check status of printer.
  • Scanner API: Created ability to cancel a scan.
  • Integrated ability to use custom splash screens.
  • Reduced time for client logging touch gesture.

3.3 - 3.3.1

Changes:
  • External Screen API: Added support for background audio.
  • External Screen API: Added support for connecting/disconnecting from mirroring.

3.2 - 3.3

Changes:
  • Added KMS logging to Client Log gesture.
  • Integrated 'Send Test Email' button to SMTP settings.
  • AirPrint API: Added printPDF hook.
  • Disabled double-tap for PDF navigation from 'Hyperlink Only'.
  • Added global variable of JavaScript hooks.
  • Changed features available in Connect & Plus.
  • Integrated support for Mercury Pay System.
  • Added 'Allowed Link Depth from Homepage'.
  • Separated 'Remote Settings Timer' and 'Homepage Refresh'.
  • Remote Update timer dependent on 'Idle Time Limit'.
  • Added 'Disable Zoom for PDFs' and 'Page Transition Style'.
  • Added 'Enable Auto-Lock'.
  • Added support for ending screensaver on Bluetooth input.
  • Integrated Bluetooth barcode scanner support.

3.1 - 3.2

Changes:
  • Added 'Allow Visitor to Set Page Range'.
  • Removed Top Info Bar and Address Bar from Goodbye Page.
  • External Screen API: Added support for fading between videos.
  • Changed Home icon to direct to Homepage instead of screensaver.

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