May News Round Up 2011
Another month has gone by and so have a host of developments from the world of EPOS, POS and mobile. This month has seen Apple finally release their much talked about EPOS app, the papers predict the end of cash payments and Nokia experienced its lowest market share in over a decade.
iPad EPOS app
IUMIS has helped the iPod touch and iPad muscle its way into the hospitality world by creating an app that speeds up service at the table. This app allows users to digitally take customer’s orders and communicate them back to the till, and although there are existing apps that do the same, this app differs as it is capable of linking to an existing EPOS system.
Papers predict end of cash
The 21st of this month was named ‘a historic day for British money’ by The Telegraph as it saw the ability to turn your mobile phone into a wallet become a reality after many years of promises. The top-up style payment technology was finally coined by a union of Barclaycard, Orange and Samsung – read the full story here.
Nokia loses market share
However, this month isn’t good news for everyone as it has seen Nokia experience its lowest market share in nearly 14 years. Nokia is still the largest handset maker in the world but is now fending off rumours they are selling their handset division to Microsoft. To make matters worse, where Nokia is losing out, Apple and Android are growing each quarter.