The past few months have been reasonably busy, probably because most spare moments are assigned to Durham startup and my most recent venture: TabSprint.
TabSprint is a mobile app that lets you pay for your drinks on your phone. We do this by circumventing the Point-of-Sale (POS), which is the computer into which servers and bartenders have to type your order.
- Select your menu items on the app
- Show your order to the bartender, and swipe.
- When the bartender sees a confirmation screen, they hand you your drinks. And you never have to close out your tab at the end of the night. Simple as that.
TabSprint App | Ordering Screen
Currently, more than 60% of the time it takes a bartender to fill a drink order is spent behind the POS. TabSprint eliminates that step. All inventory and billing is handled on the backend, so the bartender never has to mess with that either. They spend their time doing what they do best: making drinks and chatting with patrons.
Prototype of In-Bar Signage
Additional features include app credits you can put towards purchasing menu items for getting your friends to sign up, as well as listing all local drink specials on the landing screen of the app.
Earlier this summer we finished our stint in The Startup Factory (which was then Triangle Startup Factory), which is a 3-month intensive incubator. Since launching V2.0 of our product less than a month into the program, TabSprint is in over 30 venues, with 500 new users and 1,000 drinks sold in the last 30 days.
The Team | John, Grant, and Lucas
- Here we are on Facebook.
- Over at the TabSprint blog, I wrote an article featuring five of my current favorite beer brands, pertaining to identity and packaging design. You can view that here: https://www.tabsprint.com/blog/2013/09/12/5-best-craft-beer-brands/
- The Startup Factory | Durham, NC
I'll be adding some more images to the portfolio section of the site eventually, showing more app screens, icon suites, etc., but this will do for now.