Introducing Flow Kiosk – iPad Kiosk App

August 29, 2018

iPad kiosk app - Flow KioskToday we are pleased to announce the launch of Flow Kiosk, a dedicated iPad Kiosk app by FlowVella.

Because we built FlowVella as an iPad-first, interactive and multimedia-driven presentation app, it gained use as a kiosk for trade shows, events, museums and in retail. Through the years, we have been fortunate to have several customers make suggestions to make FlowVella an effective kiosk app. Last March, we added our ‘kiosk mode’ feature, which gained us even more customers whose primary use of FlowVella was as a kiosk.

In the last few years, we have added several kiosk specific features; the ability to turn off swiping on a page, an inactivity reset, a looping video setting, and kiosk mode, which allows the presentation to be locked down. We introduced our forms and lead capture feature at the beginning of this year. Since then, we have been receiving requests for other kiosk features to add into FlowVella. But, FlowVella is not primarily an iPad kiosk app.

iPad Kiosk app with Guided Access mode

How Flow Kiosk ensures users are in Guided Access mode.

And Now… Flow Kiosk

In order to make the best iPad kiosk app, we have created Flow Kiosk. This allows us to maintain the best mobile-first presentation app, FlowVella, while building a dedicated app for kiosks and digital signage. Today, we announce the birth of Flow Kiosk.

This launch version takes all the FlowVella features that you know and love, while also introducing kiosk specific features and templates. Flow Kiosk is meant for kiosk use, so it guides you into a secure, kiosk mode and it detects and ensures that the iPad is in ‘Guided Access’ mode so viewers can’t exit out of the Flow Kiosk app.

Our plan is to continue to improve and innovate both FlowVella and Flow Kiosk but to do so with two iPad apps. We may move ‘kiosk mode’ out of FlowVella and only in Flow Kiosk in the future, but that is not decided yet.

 

FAQ

Does my FlowVella account work in Flow Kiosk? Yes, but you need to be a PRO user to use Flow Kiosk.

If I create presentations in FlowVella, will it work in Flow Kiosk? Yes, this is especially important if you are using the FlowVella Mac app. You can continue to use the FlowVella Mac app to create and edit presentations for Flow Kiosk.

Are you going to put less emphasis on FlowVella in the future? No, our plan is to continue to build out the common core of these two apps, the server infrastructure and then focus on the features that set apart kiosk and presentation apps.

Where can I get Flow Kiosk? You can visit the Flow Kiosk website and download the app from there.

We already have a couple of big features coming to both Flow Kiosk and FlowVella. We also look forward to some exciting large customers who are adopting both apps to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Thank you for your support as we continue to grow our business and community of users. And, please, if you have any suggestions or need anything from us, please reach out.

– Brent