KB v2.6.6 build 228

Kiosk Browser v2.6.6 build 228 has been released. This update focuses on bug fixes. Full changelog here. Available shortly on Google Play and via the normal install channels.

  • Encode barcode result when appended to url
  • Added JavaScript function isScreenOn()
  • Collapse notifications fix for Android 8 and up
  • Blacklist check when receiving BROWSABLE intent
  • Play services location fix

Zebra TC Barcode Scanning

We now officially support Zebra TC series devices and the built in barcode scanner. More information can be found here.

KB v2.6.6 & Device Provisioning

Kiosk Browser v2.6.6 has been released. This update focuses on a new method to provision devices but has a number of other features and bug fixes. Full changelog here. Currently only available via APK but will be made available via Google Play in a few days (main purpose of this release is provisioning).

Android 4.0 - 4.3

We are dropping support for Android 4.0 - 4.3, the age of the platform means its getting harder to work with and very difficult to maintain security levels. The last supported version is v2.6.5 which can always be found here. You can continue to use this version but it will no longer gain any new features or receive bug fixes.

Provisioning

When provisioning a device using our provisioning app your device is locked down in the most secure way possible. Kiosk Browser becomes the "device owner" meaning that it is granted more permissions vs a standard Kiosk Browser installation. We recommend provisioning devices using this process wherever possible.

Key Features:

  • Streamlined setup process (embed licence keys or remote management registration key)
  • Automatically grant majority of permissions
  • Set the default launcher programmatically without user intervention
  • Hide home button and recents button
  • Block access to the status bar (top of the screen) using official methods, rather than workaround
  • Update applications (Update Manager via remote management) or via our JavaScript interface, Android 6.0 or higher
  • Reboot device on schedule (Android 7.0 or higher)
  • Disable lock screen programmatically
  • Block launching of applications not in app drawer (apps launched from JavaScript unaffected) Disable booting into safe mode (Android 6.0 or higher)

More information can be found at www.android-kiosk.com/provisioning

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KB v2.6.5 (build 212)

Kiosk Browser v2.6.5 (build 212) has been released, and its a big update! Full changelog here. Available shortly on Google Play and via the normal install channels.

  • Updated pdf.js to 1.10.100
  • When closing popup window, load about:blank first
  • Correctly destroy webview in popup window
  • Fixed issue with keyboard staying on screen when closing password dialog
  • Remote management communication optimisations
  • Report default launcher to remote management (when registered)

Remote Management Console URL

With immediate effect the Remote Management console is now accessible via https://ui.kbremote.net. This is to separate API services and some backend operations away from the user interface to improve on performance.

Please note this does not impact device connectivity to our servers, the same backend servers are in place, more info here: https://help.android-kiosk.com/en/article/what-ports-and-ip-addresses-does-my-device-need-access-to-15jku4n/

We're updating our privacy policy

We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the requirements of the upcoming European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes in force on 25 May 2018.

Here is an overview of what’s new in our terms:

  • More Information About Data: We explain what data we have about visitors to our website and users of our service to better understand visitor and user preferences and improve our website and services.
  • Access to Information: We help inform individuals about their rights to their personal data and how to exercise these rights.

We’ve prepared a separate document relating to GDPR, whilst our Privacy/Terms covers all aspects of GDPR we wanted to provide a clear document detailing the 12 points of GDPR.

Companies using Kiosk Browser Remote Management and handling European user data (people living in the EU) may need to sign a Data Processing Agreement (DPA), as part of GDPR requirements. You can find your DPA under My Account (admin users only).

In order to make it easier to find all our policies we have put them all in one place.

Please review the new terms and please email us with any questions or feedback at support@android-kiosk.com

Thanks for using Kiosk Browser Remote Management.

KB v2.6.4

Kiosk Browser v2.6.4 has been released! Full changelog here. Available shortly on Google Play and via the normal install channels.

KB v2.6.3

Kiosk Browser v2.6.3 has been released! Full changelog here. Available shortly on Google Play and via the normal install channels.

KB v2.6.2

Kiosk Browser v2.6.2 has been released, and its a big update! Full changelog here. Available shortly on Google Play and via the normal install channels.

Remote Management (when v2.6.2 is installed)

  • If permissions are not correctly granted on Android 6.0 or higher a red flag will be shown on the device list. Requires KB v2.6.2 (build 199) or higher.
  • Added device action "Execute kbRemoteFunction() on device" executes JavaScript function kbRemoteFunction() within your own page on the device. Requires KB v2.6.2 or higher.
  • Added user agent/webview version to device detail page, requires KB v2.6.2 or higher (to report back to remote management).

Device Registration Changes

Registration Keys

Registration keys are now the only method available to register devices (KB v2.6.2 or higher). We have done this for two reasons 1) to make it easier to register devices 2) to remove library dependencies within the Android App to make it as lightweight and stable as possible.

Current registration keys are long and cumbersome to enter, they were originally designed silent registration without requiring an end-user to manually enter them. To make this easier we have introduced 5 character “short keys”. Existing registration keys will continue to work as normal but every key in your account now also has a short key. There is also a “master” registration key which adds devices to the default device group it can be found on the main dashboard page or by clicking the [+] button on the devices page.

Related article: Adding a device

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