Cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) company Vend released an app for iPads last month. The Vend for iPad app turned standard-size iPads and iPad minis into POS machines that synced with Vend’s cloud software.
The aim of the app was to reduce the cost and complexity in setting up a POS system. The app was “a POS system anyone can setup, without having to spend a whole lot of money, or find an IT genius to do it for you,” the company said in a blog post.
The iPad app let Vend users make sales while offline and synced records with the cloud program when reconnected to the internet.
Retailers could sign the app into any register on a Vend account and connect a range of standard peripherals such as receipt printers and barcode scanners. The app supported LAN printers from Star and Epson and barcode scanners Socket Mobile and Infinea Tab. The iPad’s built-in camera could also be used to scan barcodes.