Editing an item

Tap the icon in the list to select it and display additional options at the bottom of the editor. Next, tap the icon md edit to open the properties of the selected item.

editicon

Item-settings

The following options are available for the icon:

iconsettings
The text-size and color needs to be set in the settings for the kiosk-dataset, and cannot be set for individual icons.

Type of the kiosk-icon

The first option to set for the icon is to set what should happen when the user taps the icon. Simply put, what should the robot do when the user taps the icon?

List of Item types

The following list contains all available types available for a kiosk-item.

List of icon-types

The type None has been created so the items in the kiosk can be placed anywhere on the grid by adding blank entries.
Type Action Additional settings

None

No functions linked

None

Folder

Displays a folder containing other icons.

Top menu bar title

Enter a title that will be displayed in the kiosk when the folder is opened.

Application

Start an app that has been installed on the robot.

Application

Select the app (or apk) to launch or resume.

Data

Enter additional information in the added field the app needs to start (e.g. data_source ZoraBots to launch the ZoraBots survey stored in the ZBOS Survey app).

Image

Displays an image in full-screen on the tablet.

Image

Select the image to be shown from the list of uploaded media on the robot.

Video

Displays a video (with some controls) on the robot.

Video

Select the video-file to play from the list of uploaded media on the robot.

Audio

Plays a music-file in the background and shows the additional controls.

Audio

Select the audio-file to play from the list of uploaded media on the robot.

Composition

Start playing an uploaded composition

Composition

Select the composition to be played from the list of uploaded compositions.

Website

Displays a website in the built-in Kiosk

Url

Enter the link to the external website in the additional field.

Mqtt

This option will not be covered in this manual.

Shortcut

Links back to an existing folder in the kiosk.

Shortcut

Select the named folder to navigate back to available folders in the dataset.

Call Help

The robot calls for help using the VoIP-system configured on the robot.

None

  • Double-tap the folder-icon to open the content. Tap the back-arrow on the top to return to the folder above the current one.

  • ZBOS Control needs to be connected to a robot to load any dynamic content (e.g. list of compositions, media, …​).

  • The media-files and compositions must be stored on the robot before they can be linked in a kiosk dataset.

  • Nameless folders will be displayed as (folder) when creating a shortcut.

  • The settings for the VoIP can only be changed in the settings of the robot, and cannot be entered in the kiosk dataset.

Name

Tap the option Name to alter the title of the kiosk-item. The name will be displayed in the top-left of the item.

Voice commands

Tap the button Voice commands to open the list of voice commands.

voicecommandmodal

Enter the term the end-user can say in the specified language to start the item in the kiosk. The default entries will not be used for any other language.

The robot still needs to be listening by using the wakeword (e.g. OK James) before the robot will listen to the command.
The languages for this modal need to be set in the translation-matrix for the kiosk.

Icon

Tap the option Icon to select an image stored on the robot to be shown as an icon. This icon will be displayed in the bottom-right of the icon.

The default-icon for the app will be shown if no custom icon has been selected.

Background

There are 2 types available for the background for the item, specifically a solid color or a gradient of two colors. Both options use a Color-wheel to select the color(s).

Color

If this option is selected, a color-wheel will be shown where the background-color can be selected. For more information, see the chapter Color-wheel.

Gradient

If this option is selected, 2 colors can be specified, specifically a top color and a bottom color. The background for the component will then be filled in gradually to flow from the top color into the bottom one.

Follow-up

In this option, you can select the type of action that the robot should take once the action linked in the icon has run its course (e.g. video/composition has ended, the app is closed, …​).

A folder cannot be specified as a follow-up action, but a shortcut can be linked to go to the specified folder.

Advanced

Show

Tap the option Show to show or hide the icon in the kiosk.

Samples of items used in the kiosk

The following samples show some configurations for kiosk-items.

Application

The required application must already be present on the robot before it can be selected in the list.
  • Configuration:

samplebrowser
  • Output:

samplebrowseroutput
  • On tap:

Google Chrome app will be shown.

  • This icon contains the title Browser but is linked to Google Chrome. This can of course be customized further by linking other apps (e.g. Firefox, Safari, …​) to this item.

  • The default icon isn’t displayed in the editor on ZBOS Control, it will only be shown on the robot.

Survey dataset

A special case can be made for a Survey dataset, specifically the data_source attribute can be set to launch a specific dataset instead of launching the app showing the selection-screen with all available datasets.

  • Configuration of the item:

surveysample
  • Tablet-output:

surveysampleoutput
  • On tap:

The survey-app will be shown with the correct dataset loaded.

  • Notes

    • The selected datasource for the survey-app needs to be stored on the robot.

    • The Name is capital-sensitive.