Near Field Technology (NFC) is virtually in every smartphone which has to be enabled through the phone's settings to use. iPhone 7 and above and all android devices can make use of our application's NFC feature to interact with venues equipped with Dutap's stands. Other applications that use the NFC chips in phones are mostly payment apps such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. We used NFC as the main way of communication for our app for its enhanced capabilities and cost effectiveness.
By downloading Dutap from App Store and Google Play, smartphone users can place their orders and pay for them. They can also ask for assistance while sitting at their table. All is done by bringing their device close to the stand. Then, they can see the menu and interact with it.
All orders and assistance requests placed by the phone app users can be viewed on the client dashboard by the venue's staff. Business owners will be given a secure master login to view and process orders, update their menus, and update payments for each stand. The client dashboard is similar to a mini POS and offers a wide variaty of services. Businesses such as restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, food court booths, and many more can take advantage of Dutap's dashboard features.
By using the stand placed in the front of the venue, users can place themselves on the waitlist or order takeouts without the hosts assistance.
Items on the menu are put to the users' reviews and ratings. This will enable other users to see the best items offered at the venue.
Users can customize their orders based on optional items offered on the menu or provide information such as allergies or specific changes for items they are ordering.
Business owners can see stats about the orders that have been placed through Dutap.