On my last trip to San Francisco this year I visited the California Academy of Sciences where i was immediately fascinated by a tiny robot called Ozobot. Ozobot looks amazingly cute and is able to perform a lot of magic that ultimately teaches your kids how to program by using a visual programming language thats similar to MIT Scratch. Ozobot moves along a black line and reacts on color codes that tell the bot to either turn, move faster or slower or to change the color of its led. Even if your kids are not programming so far its fun to paint mazes where the little friend moves around. Ozobot’s primary sensor is the color scanner that allows the bot to follow the black line and to read color codes in order to control its movements. Another amazing feature I found our recently is the possibility to program the little robots movements by using a visual block language called Ozobot Bit Blockly. Simply program your own Ozobot program online and transfer the program visually onto your bot without any cable involved. Its super cool to see how the bot receives its new program by just sending color codes to its scanner. Ozobot is clearly one of the most innovative teaching robots available right now, because its super simple to use and it looks so cute.
The brand new release 127 of TabShop, the popular free Android Point of Sale system, now adds some new features around the topic of managing customer accounts and customer balances. TabShop now directly supports typical hotel room and checkout scenarios in which customers are consuming services and products during their stay directly onto their room account and checkout the entire invoice when they leave. Another now supported scenario is to buy a value balance for a customer account (e.g. school kids, sports club members) and further on checkout invoices based on that positive value balance without involving any money. With version 127 the popular TabShop cashier and POS system further enhances its already huge list of features by adding customer account management. Don’t hesitate, TabShop is free and without ads, so try it out now.
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Whenever you manage a mobile kiosk, a ticketing counter or simply organizing a trade faire booth you have to think about how to conveniently charge credit cards and to print invoices for your customers. TabShop point of sale is the right solution for exactly that purpose. By using Stripe payment processing TabShop pos offers all that functionality directly on your Android phone. TabShop not only lets you check out any credit card payment by using Stripe but moreover represents your entire shop management system right on your own Android mobile phone. By using a Bluetooth thermo printer you can directly print invoices for your customers after you charged your customers credit cards by using global Stripe card processing. By integrating multiple payment and credit processing platforms, TabShop is one of the most flexible mobile point of sale systems right on your Android phone or tablet. And the best thing is, Stripe credit card processing is available also within the free TabShop app version.
Organizing stock lists and collecting invoices within your shops is a cumbersome activity. By using Google spreadsheets TabShop simplifies that task for its users. Just create a spreadsheet online, enter your stock list, taxes and discounts and synchronize this information with your shops. TabShop Point of Sale devices automatically upload invoices into your Google spreadsheet after each checkout process. Organizing and reviewing all your stores information in realtime through a Google spreadsheet. Connect multiple TabShop POS devices and multiple shops by using your Google spreadsheets.
Tagging your products with the right, scannable price labels can be a cumbersome task. So TabShop allows you to easily generate all your product tags along with its scannable QR barcode code. The product price label shows the name of the product, its category and of course its price. Additionally the product price tag does show a QR barcode and its product id in case you have to type it in for the one or other reason. So TabShop offers a real simple method for generating and printing all your products price tags.
Integrating a lightweight and native Windows CE VNC server library into your embedded industrial panel easily adds remote maintenance and support functionality to your own software and embedded appliance products. By integrating MobileVNC embedded native VNC library into your own software solutions publishers of industrial panel products that are based on Windows CE save a lot of money and development time. Just integrate the simple to use WindowsCE server library by adding a native and very small footprint ARM, x86 or MIPS library and start using VNC server functionality directly within your product. You can get detailed information about the Windows CE server product here: MobileVNC.
Within TabShop you can set and add any number of decimal stock and even define your products as backorder stock. In case that you sell and manage decimal amounts of stock TabShop shop management allows you to type a decimal number by using the number field within cashier screen and then press the specific product accordingly. TabShop stock management then correctly subtracts that amount of stock from your inventory.
TabShop the mobile Point of Sale app on Android devices underwent huge performance increases in order to easily handle a stock of more than 50K products directly within your pocket. By using your Android phone you keep track of your stock, scan products EAN barcodes on the go and print customer invoices. Organize your stock within categories and set taxes and discounts directly onto the products. Keep track of your daily profits and sold stock and export the invoicing data as CSV exports directly into your favored business analytics tool, such as Tableau software.