While vending machines themselves are evolving every single day, there is very little external technology out there for vending operators. That is all about to change, thanks to a convenient new app from Cantaloupe Systems that just recently became available.
According to Vending Times, this cloud-based device is designed for vending route drivers and operators in order to make their day-to-day tasks much easier. Made to serve an alternative to the older VMS handheld devices, the “Seed Mobile” app makes data entry a breeze thanks to the simple and sleek touchscreen functionality of iPhones, iPads, and iPods. This version of the app has four basic functions: Photo Audit, Video Audit, List View, and Status Markers. Each of these features allow for seamless communication between driver and operator, making the process of maintaining a combo vending machine significantly easier.
Among the many great benefits that the Seed app poses to drivers and machine owners is the fact that the app is free, and that Apple smartphones and tablets are typically much less expensive than the average handheld computer. And considering most people already own an iPhone, the app essentially provides a free management system for any business. This is certainly an exciting development for the vending machine business, and we look forward to more vending-friendly apps in the future!