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.