"Just to chime in, I agree with Jon and Ola that an HTML5 option might be a good solution for a lot of restaurants. Restaurants should have a mobile-friendly version of their website anyway (we just did a survey that found that nearly 40% of…"
"Hi there... like everyone else on here :) we're an app developer. Seems like all of the POS companies are getting in on the gig. I think for the normal owner, taking the path of least resistance is by going thru their…"
"We've worked with hundreds of restaurant owners to offer a mobile ordering app (written in html5 so it is compatible with iphone, android, blackberry etc.) which is fully integrated with their online ordering (same user experience) and their…"
"Good point. Since I am only talking about a standard iPhone icon, I suppose the only ill feeling one might get is that it is taking up space on your screen. In which case you can shuffle it off to another screen, and since the release of iOS 4 you…"
"Whether it's annoying or not will depend on the size of the icon and frequency that it is displayed. If had to see that every day, multiple times a day, I personaly would be annoyed, If I'm annoyed by that, it will transfer that emotion to…"
I had a little red flag when I read this "they see your name on their phone perhaps a zillion times a day!".
My experience has been that if you post more than a few times per day, people get irritaed and they'll tune
"I guess I'll never understand why someone wants to limit their reach to Iphone users! Globally they r 4% of the market. Mobile web combined with SMS can pretty much do anything and more than an App. Usng SMS, you can reach most everyone, not…"
"I think this is a good idea.
A more affordable alternative would be to serve up a mobile version of your existing website and encourage customers to add the page to their bookmarks. Sites like http://www.letseat.at already have the mobile system…"
"Hey Ryan ~ Here are a few of our newest demos (they are not yet posted to our Website, as it is currently being updated). You will notice that it is taking modifiers to the extreme, but we have many restaurant operators that want it.
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Hey Ryan ~ Here are a few of our newest demos (they are not yet posted to our Website, as it is currently being updated). You will notice that it is taking modifiers to the extreme, but we have many restaurant operators that want it.
You know the drill - money is tight so your spouse tells you to not spend too much money. So you start 'brown-bagging-it' to work. You feel a little foolish, maybe a little humiliated, that you’re forced to do this but you have no other choice. So you make up some story for your co-workers like, 'I’m trying a special diet' so you don’t look like a cheap-skate.
Anthony’s Fish Grotto, San Diego’s oldest family-owned and operated seafood restaurant company, is embarking on an ambitious effort to rebrand and remodel its restaurants, including the North Embarcadero flagship location that houses Anthony’s Fish Grotto, Anthony’s Fishette and Anthony’s Star of the Sea Event Center.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
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