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Digital Buying Guide: Best Apps for Touch Kiosks, iPad Photo Booths and Digital Signage

Best Apps for Digital Signage and Touch Screen Kiosks

Posted on 12, December, 2019

Last Modified on 02, November, 2022

Have a digital display but need the right software to get it working? Many modern business devices are designed with user-friendly operation in mind, featuring the familiar Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems found on the vast majority of smartphones. This means it's easier than ever before to create captivating digital advertising and user-focused experiences. Whether you need a touch panel for the classroom or an electronic signboard featuring a restaurant menu, there's an app solution.

Best Apps for Android

Interactive Kiosks & Lockdown Browsing

Connect to customers, guests, and students with touchscreens! Touch-enabled displays create excellent interactive menus, catalogs, and maps, where users can get an engaging experience that puts them in charge. Touchscreens give guests more power to change the content on display, so it's important to add a level of control to your presentation. The following apps will make sure that only your content will be featured on these smartphone-like devices and not inappropriate or unrelated applications.


Best for Entry Level Users & Small Businesses

Fully Kiosk Mini App

Fully Kiosk Suite

  • Suite of Apps for Locking Content in Full Screen
  • Browser & App Lockdown for Websites & More
  • Single App Restricts Use to One Program
  • Video Plays Media Files & Slideshows
  • Pin & Gesture Lockdown, Motion Detection & Remote Admin Features
  • Limited Customer Support

Best for Advanced or Enterprise-Level Users

Kioware Kiosk app

Kioware Kiosk App

  • Free & Paid Versions Available
  • Lock Down Devices and Limit Android App Usage
  • Remote Device Monitoring
  • Stream Video, Image, and Audio Files
  • Restrict Access to 1 or More Apps/Web Pages Of Your Choice
  • Excellent Customer Support

Digital Signage and Menu Boards

Electronic signboards are great for featuring menus, video advertisements, promotional slideshows and streaming media. Entertain patrons in bars, greet visitors in office lobbies, or provide eye-catching wayfinding with these non-interactive dynamic displays. These large flatscreen displays are ideal for getting people's attention and giving them the full picture. Choose software that makes it easy to take your media and put it on a screen that's hard to miss. Our catalog features LG TVs with the SuperSign media player that features your content without any additional hardware.


Best All-Around Digital Signage App

NoviSign app

NoviSign Digital Signage

  • Schedule When Your Broadcasts Play
  • Feature Media On One or Many Devices
  • Drag & Drop Design, Includes Starter Templates
  • Supports Many Types of Media and Streaming Services
  • Best App for Menus and Food Service

    Digital menu board for customer kiosks

    Digital Board

  • Designed specifically for the food service industry
  • Display menu, promotional items, and offer discounts
  • Configure slideshow timing to display multiple images
  • Doubles as order, kitchen & delivery management

  • Photo Booths and Photo Editors

    Give guests something to remember your event by with a fun photograph! Whether you're hosting a wedding or a commercial presentation, this is a great way to create keepsakes. Make the mood fun with silly costumes and accessories or have subjects hold promotional items. Add your company's branding as a watermark or in the frame – stay in touch by getting guests' contact info for photographs. Selfie stations an ideal way to get people engaged with your party, event, or trade show booth. Find an even larger selection of apps for your photbooth here.


    Best Entry Level Photo Booth App

    Photobooth mini app

    Photobooth mini

  • Free Trial and Full Paid Version
  • Takes 4 Photos Like a Classic Photo Booth
  • Guests Can Print & Share Directly From the App
  • Add Branding and Effects in Post-Production
  • Kiosk w/ Camera Required
  • Best Enterprise Level Photo Booth App

    YouCam Android Kiosk app

    YouCam Perfect - Photo Editor

  • Live Photo Editor Takes Snaps and Videos Easily
  • Adjust Photos and Use Animated Effects and Filters
  • Remove Background and Save HD Photos
  • Perfect for Hair Salons and Makeup Studios
  • Kiosk w/ Camera Required
  • Guests taking photo at an event on custom printed iPad selfie station

    Honorable Mentions

    Display Local HTML Files

    UC Browser app

    UC Browser

  • Compress Data and Speed Up Navigation
  • Access Local HTML with No Internet Connection
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  • Notable Enterprise Level Kiosk App

    Scalefusion app

    Scalefusion

  • Secure & Manage Company/Employee Owned Devices
  • Bulk Device Enrollment
  • Remote Content Management System
  • Best Apps for iOS

    Interactive Kiosks & Lockdown Browsing

    It's simple to turn any iPad or iOS device into an interactive touch screen kiosk, but you want to make sure you are doing so securely. Utilizing lockdown apps for iOS devices will ensure that customers are only viewing content that you want them to see, restricting the usage of other apps or innapropriate websites. Use these apps to help users stay on track and ensure that they are unable to alter your pre-assigned settings and only have access to the available apps and websites that you select.

    Best Entry Level Touch Kiosk App for iOS

    Kiosk Plus app

    Kiosk+

    • Completely Free
    • Turns Any Website Into a Kiosk
    • Locks with Password
    • Resets After a Period of Inactivity
    • Remotely Configurable with Mobile Device Management

    Best Enterprise Level Touch Kiosk App for iOS

    SureFox Kiosk app

    SureFox Lockdown App

    • $39.99 one time fee
    • Allow/Restrict Access to Any Website or Apps
    • Brand Devices with Custom Wallpapers and Logos
    • Reset to Homepage when Device is Idle
    • Easy to Use and Setup With Getting Started Guide Available

    Photo Booths, Photo Editors, & Selfie Stations

    With a fun photo, you can give guests something to remember your event by. These iOS apps are a great way to make keepsakes whether you're hosting a wedding or a business networking event. Use silly attire and accessories to lighten the mood, or have the subjects hold your branded advertising materials. Make sure to include your company's logo as a watermark or in the frame by utilizing customizable designs and in-app features, and make sure to collect visitors' contact information for any photos taken. Selfie stations are a great way to draw guests to your event, party, or trade show booth.

    Entry Level Photo Booth App for iOS

    mini Photobooth app

    Mini Photobooth

  • Free with In-App Purchases
  • Lots of Template and Font Choices
  • Feature Custom Backgrounds and Branding
  • Event Mode Locks App with Passcode
  • Kiosk w/ Camera Required
  • Enterprise Level Photo Booth App for iOS

    YouCam Photobooth app

    YouCam Perfect: Photo Editor

  • Live Photo Editor Takes Snaps and Videos Easily
  • Adjust Photos and Use Animated Effects and Filters
  • Remove Background and Save HD Photos
  • Perfect for Hair Salons and Makeup Studios
  • Kiosk w/ Camera Required
  • Digital Signage & Menu Boards


    Best Digital Signage App for iOS

    mini Photobooth app

    Promota

  • Completely Free
  • Feature On TVs with Google Chromecast
  • Hundreds of Free, Easy-to-Edit Templates
  • Quickly Create Slideshows for Display
  • Best Digital Menu Board App for iOS

    Digital menu board for customer kiosks

    Digital Board

  • Captivate Audience with Mouth-Watering Graphics
  • Display menu, promotional items, and offer discounts
  • Configure slideshow timing to display multiple images
  • View and track order details and manage deliveries
  • Conclusion

    It's so easy to turn your digital fixture into a functional promotional display! These apps were chosen for their ease of accessibility and the control they give administrators over their devices. Make sure only the approved content shows up on your touch kiosks and digital signage and only the right people have access to backend functions.

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