The only piece of software you need to build most kiosk applications is a web browser. Web browsers are very good at displaying multimedia content, so you simply have to make the information you’d like to present available as an HTML page.
Also, you have to disable all the browser’s menu bars and make sure the browser refreshes the content automatically at a certain interval. Most modern browsers already have a kiosk mode that does all of this automatically.
In Chapter 6, Networking with the Pi, you’ll learn a bit more about Midori, the web browser that ships with Raspbian. All in all, the browser is quite useful, and you can use it to build an impressive kiosk system.
The system you’re going to ...