According to Mashable, the mobile payment transactions are predicted to reach $1.3 trillion per year by 2017 and the restaurant industry seems to be a big player. There are many new ventures gearing up to be part of this trend. One new company joining this trend is called Split, an app that is native to the D.C area.
The Split app allows consumers to not only pay their tabs on their mobile devices, but also find events, restaurants, bar, and other venues in their neighborhood. It is your friendly, next-door neighbor app.. Launching for iPhone first then switching over to Android, this app is a first of its kind. To get a little taste of the features of the Split app, download the Broccoli Festival App. This app was powered by Split to create a virtual experience at the festival. The app allowed consumers to see the performers, the venders, and to see what their friends are doing.
While this app has great features, unfortunately it is only beneficial for people living in the D.C area. If you are a born and raised New Yorker, or a new resident of this beautiful city, then you know how overwhelming it could be to take advantage of all the events and venues that it has to offer. Here are a list of apps, like Split, that helps us New Yorkers out when it comes to finding venues and even provides mobile tab payment:
MyCheck allows consumers to pay their bills at select restaurants and other venues. Users will be able to split their bill, tip the server, redeem offers and many more. This app is partnered with PayPal (for the US and the UK. This app works with over 3,000 merchants worldwide, 150 of which are located in NYC.
Cover creates the ease of paying the bill at restaurants when you’re out with a group of friends. Based in New York City, Cover is partnered with local restaurants that integrate their software with their payment system. With using this app, you can eliminate the payment process altogether while dining.
NY Times The Scoop
Our favorite newspaper, the New York Times, provided us with an app, called The Scoop, to help out locals find events, performances, restaurants, bars, and many more within the five boroughs. While you may not be able to pay for your meal via mobile device, the app allows you to have a digital view on the unique spots only located in NYC.
Let us know what new apps you’re using to help you navigate throughout the concrete jungle using the hashtag #LiVEDNDY