Order quick with QuickOrder. QuickOrder-GENOCO by Phil Lu is a genius idea that someone needs to buy the rights to.
Pretty soon, Starbucks across the country will be equipped with free Wi-Fi hotspots that will work with your iPhone/iPod. QuickOrder takes that idea even further, letting you touch your order on your own device, and then having the barista scan the code that appears once you touch in your order.
According to the site…
“Get your coffee fix, fast!” iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows the users to purchase their favorite Starbucks drink without waiting in line. This application also includes QuickPay, a swipe transaction system using semacode technology.
The mock ups are beautiful and this idea should definitely be implemented at stores and restaurants across the country.
After digging around for more info, I found this posted on Crave (CNET’s gadget site):
Hot on the heels of the mysterious ordering patent, multimedia designer Phil Lu has put together of what an ordering system for retail stores would look like using Apple’s iPhone. , the shots were created before the patent was filed.
The design shows a variety of screens that let you design and customize a drink to order off Starbucks’ menu. The system uses a mix of a credit account and ascanning system similar to the barcodes to verify passenger boarding passes with people’s cellular phone displays. In this case, the code is to verify your payment before pickup.
I’ve attached a picture above, but be sure to visit his site for QuickOrder in action.