Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition


In many ways, Sionic Mobile is the anti-Pay when it comes to today's mobile payments marketplace. Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.


FCES15: The evolution of restaurant technology

There has been a massive evolution in the use of technology within the past decade, the past five years — and even within just the last year. There are no signs of that evolution of technology use slowing, including in the fast casual restaurant industry.

Check out the two new 'Windows' now open for mobile POS

A new partnership between Microsoft and PayPal opens the door for PayPal Here to run on any device running Windows 8.1, and Panasonic is releasing a new Toughpad, which also runs on Windows 8.1.

Best practices for developing, deploying a mobile app for your brand

Your app is an extension of your brand, and an app with sub-par design or functionality can do serious damage to that brand.

Mobile payments: Where the consumers are going

To approach mobile payments, make sure your guests want it, that you have the right infrastructure in place and that you have a plan for the data you can collect.

Will Apple Pay be good, bad or neutral for the restaurant industry?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.

Which is better for your business: A mobile website or a mobile app?

Millennials expect your website to have more than just your location, hours of operation and phone number; they want to see your menu, reviews, promotions and photos.

Apple Pay to lead the way in customer loyalty

By the end of 2015, it’s expected nearly every retailer will have NFC readers.

Where's my (your) money? Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components.

The world has gone mobile and you should, too

As of right now, about 15 percent of restaurants accept mobile payments, but this is expected to rise to 68 percent in 2015.

Apple Pay's impact on restaurant loyalty marketing

Focusing on the creation of an experience that’s easy for the customer, instead of optimal for the brand, makes customers feel like VIPs.

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UK consumers can order food through Foursquare app

Button announced its partnership with hungryhouse, the online food ordering platform and U.K. subsidiary of Delivery Hero, enabling users to order takeaway and food delivery directly through the Foursquare mobile app.

SpeedLine POS adds support for mobile gift, rewards, payment

Restaurant point-of-sale developer SpeedLine Solutions announced a new payment and guest-rewards integration with Mercury StoreCard.

Zoom Pizza Factory to open Nov. 6 in Chicago

After three years of preparation, Zoom Pizza Factory announced it will open for business at 10:30 a..m. Friday at 2156 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park in Chicago.

Paytronix announces 'National Pizza Month' promotions

Some leading pizza restaurants are leverage their Paytronix Rewards Platform to boost guest visits and spend with tailored campaigns.

SpeedLine introduces secure EMV, NFC payment options

SpeedLine Solutions' new EMV options safeguard restaurants from the transfer of liability for chip card-present credit card fraud.

Bindo unveils restaurant-specific POS solution

Bindo has debuted a beta version of its new Bindo POS for Restaurant, an iPad POS system.

Video highlights of CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

This video highlights reel of the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit reveals opportunities for enterprises to leverage mobile and digital channel in everything — from building out a brand to boosting sales and enhancing customer experience and engagement.

Watterstrom, Creative Revolutions partner to help increase turnover speeds

Watterstrom Company and Creative Revolutions have partnered with mobile technology to solve the lack of communication in restaurants, according to a company press release.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

There's still time to hit CONNECT 2015: An industry event not to miss

Don't miss an opportunity to hear from experts, retail and restaurant leaders on everything from mobile payment to technology innovation.

Groupon launches ‘Groupon To Go’

The Internet coupon service will expand into the takeout and delivery markets

ChowNow provides Google Wallet to customers 'at no additional cost'

ChowNow updated restaurant clients' ordering apps to include Google Wallet as of today at no additional cost.

E la Carte named one of Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

E la Carte announced it has been named by Fast Company as one of the magazine's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015.

Heartland, NRA to host Twitter chat on payments security

Heartland and the National Restaurant Association will host a Twitter chat on secure payment data for restaurants on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Mobile Payments Today publishes wallet comparison guide

The 61-page document details the capabilities of 151 leading mobile wallets.

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