Bar Tab App Makes 'Check, Please!' Obsolete


Cell phones do many things that help you go out drinking with your friends. Now, an Android and iPhone app adds one more item to that list. ATX Innovation's TabbedOut helps you keep track of and pay your bill at bars. Right now, it's only operational in select bars in Austin, Dallas, and Chico, California (!) but the app's developer is hoping to go national. Washington Post tech writer Mike Rosenwald linked to this summary of the new app's capabilities:

The software is integrated directly with participating restaurants and bars so as to allow consumers to open and view a tab directly from the point-of-sale system. Opening a tab with TabbedOut essentially provides the bar with the consumer's stored payment information up front; in return, he or she is given a code that the bartender uses to keep track of each drink. When it's time to go, the consumer simply opens the app, enters a tip and selects "pay."

Read the full story at Springwise.

Presented by

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

A global look at the hardest and best job ever

Video

A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

Video

The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

Video

This Japanese Inn Has Been Open for 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

More in Technology

Just In