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(PC Magazine)   Well, now we know what Vilma did during his suspension: New Orleans Saints player Johnathan Vilma's company releases an andriod app called Bar-Eye that lets you order drinks right from your phone without fighting the crowds at the bar   (pcmag.com) divider line 33
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2013-07-25 12:57:38 PM
Well, now we know what Vilma did during his suspension

Fred?
 
2013-07-25 01:52:55 PM
I hope it comes out for Android soon.  Looks interesting.
 
2013-07-25 02:20:10 PM
I phoned for a drink once, because the bartender couldn't see me. She was kinda pissed off.
 
2013-07-25 02:22:26 PM
Did Fred and Scooby help?
 
2013-07-25 02:35:30 PM
Jinkies!
 
2013-07-25 02:40:50 PM
Oh look, there's that well trodden app idea again.

And the thing is... If you succeeded in getting this app up and running in enough places you were making money there's trolls just waiting for you.
 
2013-07-25 02:51:21 PM
I was more excited about this when I thought I could use it to have a bar deliver me a few drinks at home.  Then I read the article and was very disappointed.  :(
 
2013-07-25 02:57:22 PM

Arkanaut: Jinkies!


<shakes fist> Damn it, too late!
 
2013-07-25 03:08:58 PM
Yes because if there's a crowd at the bar I'm sure they'll get right on making the drinks for the guy who texted his order.

/don't want to fight crowds at the bar? Belly up with cash in hand, a $20 or $50 miraculously results in me getting some service despite the crowd
 
2013-07-25 03:12:58 PM

wildcardjack: Oh look, there's that well trodden app idea again.

And the thing is... If you succeeded in getting this app up and running in enough places you were making money there's trolls just waiting for you.


Martini for my friend, Al Coholic...
 
2013-07-25 03:18:20 PM

smoky2010: Did Fred and Scooby help?


Now, see, I went for the Flintstones reference, and you had to go full Scooby.

/You never go full Scooby.
 
2013-07-25 03:43:59 PM

dittybopper: smoky2010: Did Fred and Scooby help?

Now, see, I went for the Flintstones reference, and you had to go full Scooby.

/You never go full Scooby.


Sorry, next time I won't go full Scooby, I may go full scrappy though.
 
2013-07-25 03:46:54 PM

buckeyebrain: wildcardjack: Oh look, there's that well trodden app idea again.

And the thing is... If you succeeded in getting this app up and running in enough places you were making money there's trolls just waiting for you.

Martini for my friend, Al Coholic...


that biatch of a bartender didn't accept my offer to come home with me...I will spam 50 complex drink orders and then leave.

/no tip too
 
2013-07-25 03:52:39 PM

Hyjamon: buckeyebrain: wildcardjack: Oh look, there's that well trodden app idea again.

And the thing is... If you succeeded in getting this app up and running in enough places you were making money there's trolls just waiting for you.

Martini for my friend, Al Coholic...

that biatch of a bartender didn't accept my offer to come home with me...I will spam 50 complex drink orders and then leave.

/no tip too


well, you get charged through the app as well, so I guess you are SOL with your prank.
 
2013-07-25 03:59:17 PM
Came for the Drosophila reference and apparently I have to do it myself.

arrogantscientist.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-25 04:32:12 PM
Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.
 
2013-07-25 04:53:06 PM

downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.


Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.
 
2013-07-25 05:09:16 PM

theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.


Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.
 
2013-07-25 05:57:51 PM

downstairs: theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.

Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.


Well you live in New Orleans, which is my hometown, and bar owners there hate computerized systems because it makes it hard to steal cash meant for the taxman, and they love the cash money so they can report less(former Pat Obriens manager). Plus, bartenders cannot steal, so you dont have happy bartenders.

Actually a lot of bar owners are getting into new technology when they realize that the bartop video games and the online jukeboxes can bring in a ton of cash. My local in Ocala, Florida refused to get them until they tried them for a month and the owner came out 3k ahead every month by having them.

New Orleans is an anomaly you cannot compare to the rest of the country.
 
2013-07-25 06:00:05 PM

downstairs: theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.

Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.


I live in Buffalo and I can't remember the last time I went to a bar that didn't have a touchscreen POS system. Busy bars just don't have time to mess around with paper.
 
2013-07-25 06:01:01 PM
Didn't bother rtfa, is it similar to Beergram? Although that one is more about buying a beer for someone else.
 
2013-07-25 06:06:17 PM

theflatline: downstairs: theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.

Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.

Well you live in New Orleans, which is my hometown, and bar owners there hate computerized systems because it makes it hard to steal cash meant for the taxman, and they love the cash money so they can report less(former Pat Obriens manager). Plus, bartenders cannot steal, so you dont have happy bartenders.

Actually a lot of bar owners are getting into new technology when they realize that the bartop video games and the online jukeboxes can bring in a ton of cash. My local in Ocala, Florida refused to get them until they tried them for a month and the owner came out 3k ahead every month by having them.

New Orleans is an anomaly you cannot compare to the rest of the country.



Fair enough and good point.
 
2013-07-25 06:08:45 PM

cameroncrazy1984: downstairs: theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.

Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.

I live in Buffalo and I can't remember the last time I went to a bar that didn't have a touchscreen POS system. Busy bars just don't have time to mess around with paper.



Well my point was really just that this app is going to have to have a sister app that accepts the drink requests.  And to be successful, its going to have to have critical mass in major cities (at least).

I wouldn't bet on that selling too well, even if its free.

I mean... its not really going to speed things up all that much, if at all.  The number of drinks ordered is still the same.
 
2013-07-25 06:32:22 PM

dahmers love zombie: I hope it comes out for Android soon.  Looks interesting.


It's already out, DLd it to my Nexus.

Told the manager of my local drunk-hole to look into it and he's young enough to embrace new ideas.

We'll see where it goes.
 
2013-07-25 07:25:55 PM
Great! Now I can Text and Drive WHILE I Drink and Drive!

WOO HOO!!!!
 
2013-07-25 07:37:31 PM

smoky2010: dittybopper: smoky2010: Did Fred and Scooby help?

Now, see, I went for the Flintstones reference, and you had to go full Scooby.

/You never go full Scooby.

Sorry, next time I won't go full Scooby, I may go full scrappy though.


You do, and you're dead to me.

/Scrappy can burn in Hell.
 
2013-07-25 08:23:18 PM
Shouldn't this be in the sports tab cause that Velma girl is a basketball player?
 
2013-07-25 09:43:46 PM
This can work, as long as they can find an integration point that will work correctly.

For people saying this "will never" work or "too many bars will need it" just don't understand technology, specifically, middleware.
 
2013-07-25 10:19:19 PM
Jinkies! It's a sports article in the geek tab.
 
2013-07-25 10:24:17 PM
Hierarchy:

1. Hot guy/girl that matches bartenders sexual preferences.

2. Regular patron that tips well, regularly.

3. Bar staff on night off.

4. Bartender's drug dealer.

5. Bar owner or his/her family member.

6. Famous celebrity.

7. Patient regular Joe/Jane who politely wait their turn.

8. Everyone else, except...

9. Bartender's ex, and...

10. Super douche with this stupid app.
 
2013-07-25 10:54:52 PM

Dude O Matic 5000: This can work, as long as they can find an integration point that will work correctly.

For people saying this "will never" work or "too many bars will need it" just don't understand technology, specifically, middleware.


At local many of the patrons call ahead and order drinks to have them ready for us, and many of the patrons have a smart phone.  They also let you call in and order happy hour drinks, if you are going to miss happy hour.

I am going to watch this project and see if it goes anywhere.
 
2013-07-26 11:56:48 AM

downstairs: cameroncrazy1984: downstairs: theflatline: downstairs: Now they just have to get a critical mass of bars to accept orders from this app.  Good luck with that.  Most bars have 20 year old+ POS systems.

Not really, if they are touch screen they will be fine, as we have had touch screens in them for at least ten years if not fifteen.

Well, two things.  I guess I should have expanded my point.  Bars- even the fancy ones- aren't into new technology.  I know a lot of bar owners, and the last thing they care about is new technology.

Secondly, just because they have a touch-screen... they're still going to have to be sold on whatever bar-side software they'd need to be compatible with this new app.

I live in Buffalo and I can't remember the last time I went to a bar that didn't have a touchscreen POS system. Busy bars just don't have time to mess around with paper.


Well my point was really just that this app is going to have to have a sister app that accepts the drink requests.  And to be successful, its going to have to have critical mass in major cities (at least).

I wouldn't bet on that selling too well, even if its free.

I mean... its not really going to speed things up all that much, if at all.  The number of drinks ordered is still the same.


maybe someday there will be a back of house staff making drinks for the bartenders.  called robots.

but, at cocktail places, i could imagine it would be nice to have some kind of way to order a drink without the bartender.  think of ordering a drink at a fancy drink place (ie bar tonique) when it's busy.  it would be nice to put your order in a queue so you can stop standing on top of the people at the bar trying to edge in an order.

/ i've quit going to fancy bars when on busy nights... actually, i've kind of quit going to fancy cocktail places.  beer, wine, and booze is all i need, the fancy drink, while nice every now and then, has gotten too expensive.
 
2013-07-26 12:22:27 PM

Brakefornobody: Arkanaut: Jinkies!

<shakes fist> Damn it, too late!


Heh, I'm not even fast enough to be the guy who gets to say he wasn't fast enough. Apparently obvious joke is apparently obvious. Still pretty funny though.
 
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