Thursday, 30 September 2010

Amazing uses of Openbravo POS

The community around Openbravo POS is very active and with clever members that take advantage of the product to create great things. One of the best examples of I found recently through a post in the Spanish forums [1] is the use of an iPad with Openbravo POS.

This solution has been implemented by a Trattoria in Peru called Don Angelo [2]. The iPad is offered to the customers of the restaurant instead of the menu, and they use the iPad to view the menu, and make orders. This way orders are faster and with less mistakes. Customers find it very easy and everybody is very happy with this innovation.

This solution has also attracted the attention of the media [3] and they have also a very nice promotional video where you can see Openbravo POS in action [4].

The technical details are very simple: Openbravo POS runs inside a virtual machine in a host computer, and the iPad has installed the application WYSE pocketcloud [5] for iPad that cost only $14.99 and that allows to access to the virtual machine where Openbravo POS runs.

My congratulations to the developers of this innovative solution.

[1] http://forge.openbravo.com/plugins/espforum/view.php?group_id=101&forumid=446545&topicid=7017054&topid=7018879 (in Spanish)
[2] http://www.donangelo.pe/Trattoria_Don_Angelo/Promociones/Entradas/2010/7/21_Carta_Ipad_en_nuestro_Restaurante.html (in Spanish)
[3] http://www.peru.com/noticias/portada20100812/112347/Restaurante-peruano-entre-los-pioneros-en-el-mundo-en-uso-de-iPad-en-servicio (in Spanish)
[4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEh1WD9qeeg (in Spanish)
[5] http://www.wyse.com/products/software/pocketcloud/index.asp

7 comments:

Ictoaln said...

Adrian,

Thanks for sharing. How did you make the product name longer than 9 characters and appear to be on multiple lines (on the lower right hand quarter of the image you posted, http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XimSa9sAiWk/TKNAXl5neOI/AAAAAAAAAHU/Xu37NbJ9fbk/s1600/img_0063.png) For example, one of the items "Pan Ajo Don Angelo" ? When I entered the Product Name in the Name Field in Stock -> Products under the Administration menu, the name appeared is only 8 characters long and affixed with .... For example, the product name I entered is "Pan Ajo Don Angelo" and it will show as "Pan Ajo D..."

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Adrián Romero said...

Hello Ictoaln

Actually I do not know how do they do this. I suppose that they just made the label where the product name is printed bigger. But it will be better to ask the people that did this implementation: http://forge.openbravo.com/plugins/espforum/view.php?group_id=101&forumid=446545&topicid=7017054&topid=7018879


Best regards

Adrián.

julio romero said...

Hello Adrian Romero, I´m Julio Romero, I'm changing the Openbravo POS, I increased an option provider, believes all its interface but when call is hung, as it could, please answer me to my mail: ingromeo@hotmail.com, is urgent.
Thank you.

julio romero said...

adrian romero hello, I'm Julio Romero, I'm changing the Openbravo POS, I increased an option provider, believes all its interface but when call is hung, as it could, please answer me to my mail: ingromeo@hotmail.com, is urgent.
Thank you.

julio romero said...

Hi Adrian, I am compiling Openbravo POS with Netbeans but as compiled his derby database.

Alvis Martin said...

Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing.Its working is pretty Good.
iPad POS

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