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Whether your brand is already off and running with mobile ordering, or you’re still figuring out how to make it work, technologies such as NFC, QR codes, Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi, geo-fencing and in-app check-ins are here to stay. And they have the potential to transform both the brand and its operations.

Combined, these technologies and techniques make up a class called “mobile presence technologies,” which can communicate a customer’s proximity to a restaurant location.[…] Continue Reading »

APPrise Mobile’s platform for investor-relations communications is designed to help companies, whether large or small, create native applications that supply the target audience with a wealth of crucial information, said Jeff Corbin, APPrise’s founder and CEO.

“Public companies needed a communications solution to inform or ‘apprise’ their investors on their mobile phones and tablets,” Corbin said in an e-mail interview.[…] Continue Reading »

Restaurants can use smartphone applications and Web-based programs for more than menus and online ordering, as software companies offer options to help ensure, document and promote food safety. For example, Inspect2GO’s app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone and Google Android tablets uses a standard template that is modified based on specific aspects of food safety that a restaurant needs to track.[…] Continue Reading »

I reached out to Jonathan Zabusky, CEO of Seamless, a service for food delivery and takeout ordering, to find out his thoughts on what we can expect from mobile and online ordering in 2012. Seamless connects users to restaurants, and offers user-generated ratings and reviews and exclusive discounts from restaurants across the U.S.

What does the online and mobile ordering landscape look like for 2012?[…] Continue Reading »

This week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Restaurants:

Image credit: narvikk, via iStockphoto[…] Continue Reading »