Kiosk App on Raspberry Pi
- I have a personal project that I'm developing into a Kiosk app and am considering deploying it on a RaspberryPi as a semi-portable controller user interface.
- I'm new to RaspberryPi, I know my way around Debian though, and so I've researched a few Electron tutorials on using Electron on a RaspberryPI and they seem to be what I'm looking for.
- However, I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions in working with Electron on the RaspberryPi, in particular in Kiosk with a touchscreen for user input.
- What's the performance like, are there memory constraints, any reliability issues I should be aware of?
- Once the project is at a working stage I plan to open source it on my GitHub for further input and development.
- I write for the browser and server backend environments using Web technologies and Node.js.
I think the Raspberry will fit your bill just fine. What I'm not really clear about is why you'd want to use Electron for the Kiosk App. Electron itself bundles a browser which then executes a web application - so in essence I do think you should be able to totally ditch Electron and just load up your web application in a browser (i.e. Firefox) in Kiosk mode. That could save you some complexity in your stack and maybe even some resources.
thanks for the feedback, it would be possible to do what I'm doing in a web page and bundle it in a PWA with `display: standalone` and then run the nodejs server as a separate process.
I use them in kiosks with lower performance demands. You’re going to get some stuttering doing animation.