PayPal just released an update to its iOS and Android app, making it possible for users to get coupons and offers, order ahead at restaurants, pay at the table and even have a built-in credit line through Bill Me Later. When you check in at a restaurant, you’ll be greeted with coupons and offers that you can use then and there. You’re also able to order more food directly through the app, and even pay your bill and leave a tip directly through your phone, which means no more waiting for a waiter to see that you need his attention. If you want to pick up food and skip most of the restaurant experience, PayPal now lets you order ahead and pay through the app, so you can walk in and out with your food in a matter of minutes. While these features are only available at a few restaurant chains right now, expect forward-thinking, technology-hungry restaurants to add in PayPal functionality in the near future.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 13, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).