How do I set up the Adoration Check-In Kiosk?

How do I set up the Adoration Check-In Kiosk?

A great benefit of We Adore Him is the ability to track adorer attendance instantly and automatically. On this page, learn how to set up your Adoration Check-In Kiosk in the back of your chapel.

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Adoration Check-in Kiosk preview
The Adoration Check-In Kiosk

Note: this is not an "app" you download from an app store. Instead, it's a technology called a "web app," like a native app, which you'll install by visiting a particular website in your tablet browser.

What You'll Need

  1. A tablet device connected to the Internet. We recommend an iPad running an iOS version greater than 12.2. Here's a list of iPads with their supported iOS versions. In summary:

    • iPad 5th generation (or newer)
    • iPad Air (or newer)
    • iPad Mini 2nd generation (or newer)
    • iPad Pro (any version)

    We strongly recommend using an iPad. However, you might be able to use an "Android" tablet. To enable "Guided Access" on Android, you'll want to use what is called "Screen Pinning" by following these instructions.

  2. Charging cord. This should remain plugged into the tablet at all times.

  3. Tablet stand. We recommend this one, or for a more enclosed mount, something like this.

  4. Tethering device. We recommend this one.

  5. The kiosk password. You can find this (and customize it) by logging into your We Adore Him site and visiting Admin » Settings » Attendance. Please note that this password is case-sensitive.

Once you have all the requirements outlined above, you're ready to set it up in the back of your chapel!

Prepare Your Tablet

Let's change the settings on your tablet to help ensure that it always stays on. The following instructions are for iPads. (For other tablets—which we don't recommend—you'll want to find similar settings.)

  1. Disable auto-lock. This prevents the tablet from automatically locking after so many minutes of activity.

    • Go to Settings » Display & Brightness » Auto-Lock and choose "Never."

  2. Set up Guided Access. This prevents a visitor from exiting the Adoration Check-in app on the tablet.

    • Go to Settings » Accessibility » Guided Access.

    • Toggle on "Guided Access" and "Accessibility Shortcut," and set Display Auto-Lock to "Never."

    • In Passcode Settings, set a passcode, and toggle off "Touch ID." (If "Touch ID" is enabled, you might accidentally exit Guided Access and not realize it; thus, we recommend disabling it.)

  3. Disable automatic updates. This prevents the tablet from automatically upgrading software in the background and potentially requiring a restart.

    • Go to Settings » General » Software Update » Automatic Updates and toggle off "Install iPadOS Updates."

    • Also, go to Settings » App Store and toggle off "App Updates."

  4. Disable Bluetooth. This optional step prevents your tablet from potentially connecting to an external keyboard and then hiding the on-screen keyboard for your users.

    • Go to Settings » Bluetooth and toggle it off.

Install the Web App

Now that your tablet is configured properly, it's time to install the web app.

  1. Navigate to the web app. Open Safari, visit the special Adoration Check-In Kiosk website (https://kiosk.weadorehim.com) and log in.

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    Chapel Check-in Kiosk login form
  2. Install the web app. Add this page to your home screen by clicking the "Share" icon (it looks like a box with an "up" arrow). You'll see options such as "Add Bookmark" and "Add to Favorites." Look for and choose "Add to Home Screen." If you don't see the "Add to Home Screen" option, swipe the buttons to the left. The option "Add to Home Screen" should then appear.

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    Adding the web app to your Home Screen
  3. Open the web app. Visit your home screen and tap the new "Adoration" icon to load your Adoration Check-in app. It will load just like a native "app."

  4. Enable Guided Access. Triple-click the Home button to enable Guided Access mode. You'll probably want to tap the "Options" link in the bottom-left corner to ensure "Sleep/Wake Button" is disabled.

Now, your tablet is an Adoration Check-In Kiosk!

Final Thoughts

All that is left to do is plug the tablet into an electric source using the charging cord, set it on a stand, and tether it, so folks don't walk out of the chapel with it!

Starting now, all adorers have to do to "check in" is to tap their name (or "Guest"). Adoration visits get recorded in the database, and you'll now have a complete, live-updating attendance history right within We Adore Him. You can even open We Adore Him on your phone at any time to see who is in the chapel!

Congrats! You have just installed a super-sophisticated system that will make attendance tracking a breeze. 🎉

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