[not quite ANSWERED] Help! How do i set up an iPad for an exhibition?
dbini last edited by dbini
(sorry, its not Izzy-related, but I know some of you out there have experience of setting up kiosk tech in museums and galleries)
I have an iPad pro built into a box and I want it to display a series of 7 photos as a slideshow, but i also want visitors to be able to swipe between these photos.
what i don't want is for visitors to be able to access anything else, or to pause or edit the slideshow.
I'm aware of Guided Access - which locks the iPad to one app. this is great, but doesn't stop people from getting into the backend of the app that is running the slides. Keynote just needs a pinch and you're in the slide editor. Photos app just needs a tap and you have access to all photos on the device.
Does anyone know of an app, or a simple hack that can do what I need? maybe a way to disable tapping or pinching, but leave the swipe gesture working?
I'm no expert in the iOS World, but maybe this Kios+ App is an option.
As it is a browser, which opens a given website, you probably are very flexible in what you give your audience. But this is the down site at the same time. You might have to program a html page with the wanted features. But getting several pages with some forward/backward buttons to switch between pictures, is pretty fast forward. No swiping though...
jfg last edited by
Have you tried this:
jhoepffner last edited by
I use Kiosk Pro Plus app for a distributed theater text. Its very reliable and you are sure that people cannot go out of the app (I use also Guided access).
I have a web server with node-red to build the interface, and its easy to block Kiosk Pro Plus to the web address.
dbini last edited by
so there seems to be no easy solution to swipe through photos.
@jhoepffner & @DillTheKraut - Kiosk+ seems like an option, but it would need me to build the photos into a HTML site, and, as far as I know, that doesn't enable swiping.
@jfg - 'kiosk mode' is another term for Guided Access. which provides one level of security, but doesn't prevent users from accessing the backend of the slideshow within the app that is playing it. I'm currently using the Photos app, with Guided Access set to disable all touch. this removes the swipe feature, but allows us to show the photos in series on autoplay. which might as well be a video loop.
i think it was much easier with older iPads that have a physical button - i could have built the case to hide the button. another example of technological development killing the usability of the tech.