by Anura Guruge
That was our first experience with a Ziosk — essentially an Android pad married to a stripped down Point-of-Sales (PoS) system with credit-card swipe and thermal receipt printer.
As it happened I, very atypically, has also taken ‘MY’ (as opposed to the kids) ASUS Android pad into UNO’s too — because I wanted to check a few things.
The battery pack of the Ziosk on our table was dying so until the waiter replaced it we couldn’t get much sense out of it. But once we had a charged battery in it, it was a lot of fun.
Yes, it has Android APPS. So Alton’s Rusty Moose, with its 1/2 price APPS sale on Tuesday and Thursday, is on the right track. Bravo. Unos gives you FREE APPS with each drink order. It incorrectly billed us 99 cent for an APP we didn’t buy, but the waiter immediately took it off.
We couldn’t order our appetizers and my booze to start with because the battery was low. But once we had the new battery we ordered sundaes for the kids and payed the bill, via credit card, via the Ziosk. I, of course, loved it. I like technology put to good use. It even let me read bits of that day’s ‘USA Today’. Nice touch.
The free APPS, which include a lot of games, is ideal for the kids — but they need to work out how to cope with two warring, very competitive kids at the same table.
I will, when I have a ‘second’, write a separate post on UNOs. We had a very positive experience. That we had a coupon for 20% off the bill, helped.
Yes, two thumbs up for the Ziosk. Every restaurant worth its salt should have one, or two, at each table.
I love it when technology is cleverly exploited as in this instance.
Bravo Ziosk. It is not perfect, but it is on the right track. I want to invest in them. I am IN at the IPO.
UNO. Bravo. My bad for not going there more often. That is going to get rectified — partly thanks to the Ziosk.