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Tapingo: awesome way for college students to order food and drinks

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It starts with context: what drink do you usually get on the way to class? Is it an iced latte? Fine, your mobile phone can order it for you as soon as you leave your dorm. How? Tapingo keeps track of your context. It's morning, for instance, and you've crossed a geofence. An alert pops up asking if you want your usual latte. Yes, you answer. When you get to the coffee shop your drink is ready and payment is automatically made. No more scurrying to find your wallet.

But there's something deeper here that's going on. Here I talk with Daniel Almog, CEO of Tapingo, to learn just how the system works and what's behind it. Also, what are the effects on businesses around the University? Turns out that sales go up, lines disappear, and now restaurants on campus can have sales to get rid of excess inventory or take advantage of events on campus. Learn more at http://www.tapingo.com

It starts with context: what drink do you usually get on the way to class? Is it an iced latte? Fine, your mobile phone can order it for you as soon as you leave your dorm. How? Tapingo keeps track of your context. It's morning, for instance, and you've crossed a geofence. An alert pops up asking if you want your usual latte. Yes, you answer. When you get to the coffee shop your drink is ready and payment is automatically made. No more scurrying to find your wallet. But there's something deeper here that's going on. Here I talk with Daniel Almog, CEO of Tapingo, to learn just how the system works and what's behind it. Also, what are the effects on businesses around the University? Turns out that sales go up, lines disappear, and now restaurants on campus can have sales to get rid of excess inventory or take advantage of events on campus. Learn more at http://www.tapingo.com