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Software or web portal for kiosk touchscreen tourist info center?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by asteraki1976, May 11, 2013.

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    Hello

    I am looking for a solution for a small island to create some touchscreen kiosks with info about many categories like:

    Restaurants
    Phone numbers
    Cafe's
    and more......

    I need to be flexible so i can add/remove/edit easy any entry on any main category !

    Also it must be possible to update all new entries remotely :)

    Security is high priority to avoid hacks....

    I will use a touchscreen for this and i am thinking Windows 7 or 8.

    I am not sure if it is the best way to do this is a web site portal or to create a software using Visual Basic or Delphi or maybe C++ ?

    I found this one for protecting the pc from hacks and use a portal to display all the info as one solution:

    Code (Text):
    1. http://www.sitekiosk.com/SiteKiosk/Default.aspx
    What is your opinion on how to do this?

    Thank you
    asteraki1976, May 11, 2013 IP
  2. tandac

    tandac Active Member

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    I did one up with Flex for the front end and PHP/MySQL for the backend. In my case it was a real estate kiosk where people could browse and look at houses. Provided the kiosk has an Internet connection it's pretty easy to build.

    PM for details
    tandac, May 12, 2013 IP
  3. WeddiGo

    WeddiGo Greenhorn

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    I have been devloping custom kiosk systems for 12 years using the good old Director, but unfortunately it's not the best solution now with Win8 (here is my best seller http://www.synchronik.com/siteEng/index.asp)

    What I would recommend is that you run the kiosk as a server and use PHP/MySql and maybe jQueryMobile for the interface. Like that you don't require the internet connection a everything can run locally and just have a small updater exe that would from time to time connect to a remote server and download your content updates.

    Let me know if you need more advice or help (I am also available on a contract basis)

    You can PM me at
    WeddiGo, May 14, 2013 IP