MYPOS Connect Features Explained:

No App Required

Jonathan Cranford
December 22, 2023

MYPOS Connect is full of Apps, Apple apps found on the iOS store and Windows Apps. However, you will also see us sometimes touting “no app required”….. This is true for some of our great software tools that our clients can use to get more out of their EPOS system and some of our in-house developed software for taking payments for items, including for membership systems, wholesale suppliers, click and collect and click and ship orders.

What is “No App Required”

No App Required in software terms refers to solutions that can be accessed and used without the need for users to download and install a dedicated application. Instead of an app for just one client, this way many MYPOS Connect clients can take advantage of these new features and offer them to their own clients as if they were their own.

Think of it as the main high street supermarket can develop and build their own app, but the local smaller independent with just one store does not have the budget for the resources needed to do this. MYPOS Connect tools and features allow the smaller independent to still offer functions to end customers that they tend to expect.

There are several benefits associated with this approach:

1. Cost Savings for our customers: Developing and maintaining separate applications for different platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) can be costly. No-app-required software can help reduce development costs by providing a cross-platform solution that works in web browsers.

2. A Reduced Barrier to Entry: Without the need for users to download and install an app, there is a lower barrier to entry. This can be especially advantageous for attracting new users who may be hesitant to commit to a download or installation process.

3. Accessibility: Users can access the software from any device with a web browser, whether it's a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This enhances accessibility and flexibility, as users are not tied to a specific device or operating system.

4. Easier Updates: Software updates can be implemented seamlessly on the server side without requiring users to manually update their installed applications. This ensures that users are always using the latest version without any additional effort on their part.

5. Instant Access: Users can quickly access the software without waiting for a download or installation process to complete. This can be particularly important for time-sensitive tasks or services where immediate access is crucial.

6. No Storage Space Requirements: Users don't need to worry about the software taking up valuable storage space on their devices. This is particularly beneficial for users with limited storage capacity on their devices.

7. Cross-Platform Compatibility: Since no-app-required software runs in web browsers, it is inherently compatible with different operating systems and devices. This cross-platform compatibility can be a significant advantage for reaching a broader audience.

8. User Convenience: No-app-required software is convenient for users who may not want to clutter their devices with numerous applications. It simplifies the user experience by eliminating the need for additional downloads.

9. Security: Users may be more confident in the security of web-based applications, as they don't need to worry about the security implications of downloading and installing software from unfamiliar sources.

What is an example of “No App Required” ?

Let us say you are a coffee house offering the best coffee near some busy offices. As the workers come off the train in the morning heading into work, they are ready for their favourite coffee done just how they like!! There is a limited time to get those orders, if the queue is too long then they will slowly turn to other coffee shops!

An example we give our EPOS customers is access to a feature we often refer to as a “Beat the Queue” feature. This allows a customer to easily reorder a drink from a payment link. The payment link shows them the item they are buying, allows them to select a pick-up time and asks them to pay for the drink. The order is printed in the café with the details including the pick-up time. A dedicated area for pick-ups can be created and the Barista can concentrate on making those lovely drinks orders.

The MYPOS Connect add on in this example is a “No App” piece of software. Any coffee shop using MYPOS Connect Touch Screen Till Systems can offer it as long as a suitable payment provider such as Dojo, Worldpay or Adyen has been Set up by us. The payment link shows a web-based order of the item. So, no App download required for me to reorder my coffee from the local independent.