Android Kiosk (App Lock)
Transform mobile devices into dedicated kiosks or devices with full control over apps.
in 30 minutes
Endpoint Protector’s MDM module allows you to take advantage of the Samsung Kiosk policies for your tablets and smartphones. This will allow specifying that only a particular app or apps can be used on an Android device. Kiosk mode is useful for situations where the fleet of devices need to be locked down, remotely enforcing the Administrator’s exact specifications and nothing else.
This is a great solution for retail, manufacturing or education, where the devices are used by several people and theft and tampering are a real concern. The applications of such a solution span across pretty much all verticals, providing the desired results with a minimal investment and a great ROI.
The functionality brings a secure an affordable alternative for any type of business environment while improving both the employees’ and customers’ experience. In previous years, to implement kiosks, companies turned to small computers connected to touchscreens. However, with the recent trend of affordable tablets and mobile devices replacing desktops for various tasks, it is easy to see why kiosk-enabled mobile devices become more and more popular.
For a better understanding, here are a few examples:
In the past, in the US, restaurants and hospitality facilities preferred to focus on creating apps for different customer services. However, with thousands of apps for every occasion, it has become increasingly difficult to interact with customers. With Android kiosk, turning a tablet into an affordable electronic menu, feedback survey, tourist maps for customers or shopping and inventory list for staff opens up many possibilities. Locking the tablet into only a handful of applications ensures security and re-enforces the intended purpose of the device.
In a world where people are used to having information at their fingertips, turning an Android device into an information terminal is a great way to interact. As everybody is used to working with smartphones and tablets, information can easily be accessed and kept up to date. Locking everything in the Kiosk mode will ensure it can only be used for the intended purposes.
To stay competitive, manufacturing environments need to update the tools they use to incorporate new technologies. Turning an Android device into a dedicated device that can easily be updated and turned into virtually any other device needed in the future brings a great ROI.
When it comes to HR and internal procedures, there are many forms and requests that need to be processed on a regular basis. An Android HR terminal can provide employees with information, scheduling, and the resources they need constantly. At the same time, with a large amount of HR data that should not be accessed, security is maintained as users are locked out of features that should not be accessed.