The computer has infiltrated every domain of activity, and even serves the sole purpose of information through public terminals and kiosks. These are nothing more than sets of slideshows configured for interaction to deliver the requested information. You can create such presentations yourself with specialized applications like iNFO.
Only a little while is spent installing the application, but content can also be deployed on a thumb drive to use on the go, since it does not bind itself to registry entries. However, the computer you plan to use it on needs to be fitted with .NET Framework to ensure functionality.
Running the application fills up the screen with an appealing preset presentation. It’s equipped with different slide pictures which contain valuable information on how to create such presentations yourself. Editing isn’t done in the fullscreen menu though, with some tedious work required to obtain a similar result.
As you find out from scrolling through preset slideshows, resources need to be manually configured for each type of item display, but you’re not really limited to what the initial template shows you. It’s also possible to include videos in items. Note that there’s no option to exit, except closing the process from Task Manager.
All resources need to be placed in the data directory from the source. Here, original items are replaced, while the new ones need to be fitted with the specific name. This means you’re able to modify almost every element, including buttons, and layout. Video size is specified inside the INI configuration file, which also handles background color, and picture. Additionally, background audio can be included.
All things considered, we can state that iNFO is a rough method of creating interactive information points for public terminals and kiosks. Although it can take some time to get all resources right, the result is sure to live up to expectations, especially since you can combine various different resources.