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post #1 of 3 Old 07-26-2012, 02:28 PM - Thread Starter
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Our company owns an apartment complex, and we are building out a community theater room that will use Boxee as it's sole source. What we would like to do is do a kiosk style remote using a 10 inch android tablet and the Boxee app. However we do not want other tablet features available to the users of the theater room. Has anyone ever seen the ability to sandbox an android device into one app? Lately I've seen a lot of retailers sandboxing Ipads as restaurant menus and other promotional things. I've never seen an android tablet used that way. The difference in price is huge-> expected retail on the tablet we will be using is $99..if 3 or 4 are broken and replaced throughout the year it would not be a big deal.
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Hi Auilani,

Search the Google Play store for 'parental control'. There are a number of apps out there that allow you to create a 'sandbox' of apps that can be run. I took a quick look, and some will allow you to auto-launch an app.

The ones I looked at aren't completely secure, as they don't replace the launcher, so re-booting the device will give you access to the launcher. You can put a pass code to unlock the device, but then if someone re-boots, the device they won't be able to run the boxxee app. Try them out, I didn't look extensively at them, one of them may suit your needs.

The 'real' way to do this is to write a custom launcher that will auto launch the boxee app, and would only allow access to the android settings through a passcode. You might post a request here;

http://androidforums.com/application-requests/

You might get some takers.

EDIT: this one is a native launcher designed for parental control, and might do the trick for you..

Hope this helps,

Jonathan
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