What types of content does Kiosk Pro support?

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Supported

Content written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

We usually recommend users create content using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as these are the "native language" of a web browser like Kiosk Pro. Content written in HTML can be stored remotely on a web server or locally on the device for use offline.

Kiosk Pro is based on browser components part of the iOS operating system, and support many of the latest front-end web API's and technologies. 

Content written in other web languages

Kiosk Pro can display content written in other web languages, including PHP, ASP, Ruby, Python, PERL or ColdFusion.  

Languages that require server-side processing - meaning that they requires a server to translate into code that Kiosk Pro (or any other browser) can display - cannot be viewed locally on the iPad as there is no server to interpret the code in this scenario.  

Embedded video files

Kiosk Pro can play standard video formats supported by iOS, which include .mp4, .m4v, and .mov (.mov files must be specifically encoded with the H.264 video codec). It is only possible to play a single audio or video file at a time on iOS. 

Embedded audio files

Kiosk Pro can play standard audio formats supported by iOS, which include .mp3, .aac, and .wav. 

Partially Supported

Keynote files & Microsoft Office ('97 or newer) files,
including PowerPoint, Excel, Word

If you are considering these formats, we highly recommend finding a sample file to view in Kiosk Pro before purchasing the app or spending time in development to ensure that these formats can meet your project's requirements.

While Kiosk Pro is able to show these files, they are not optimized in the same way as a traditional web page, and all of these files are unable to display video, audio or animation. We recommend viewing these files with the Disable Zoom setting turned off. 

Presentation files are displayed as documents, which means that they cannot automatically advance or play in a loop, but instead must be manually navigated through by the visitor.  

For more information about UIWebView's support of and specific requirements for these files, please visit:  https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#qa/qa1630/_index.html.

PDF files

Kiosk Pro can display PDF files and supports links embedded in PDF's. More advanced features like form fill-in and audio/video support are not possible as they depend on proprietary Adobe plug-ins not currently available for iOS.

Not Supported

  • standard pop-up windows (including browser error messages caused by your page) 
  • Flash content
  • multiple windows
  • pages that are served over https:// with errors in security certificate
  • iBooks

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