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Illume Mobile Partners With Tabbedout to Enhance Mobile Options for the Restaurant Industry(May 02, 2012)
TULSA, OK -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- MacroSolve, Inc., doing business as Illume Mobile (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve," "Illume Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technologies, apps, and solutions for business, is proud to announce its partnership with Tabbedout, creator of a mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone.
The relationship between Illume Mobile and Tabbedout began as a collaboration for the recently released T.G.I. Friday's® mobile app for iPhone and Android. Now, Illume Mobile and Tabbedout have entered into an agreement to include Tabbedout's robust mobile payment solution into Illume Mobile's DineSentral product, a flexible, branded mobile application for smartphones. With a direct link to customers, DineSentral and Tabbedout make it easy for restaurants to maximize sales and connect with customers.
Illume Mobile's DineSentral allows restaurants to promote their brand, highlight important features like menus and promotions, incorporate social media, and send push notifications to customers. Tabbedout integrates with a restaurant's point-of-sale system, allowing for a quick deployment and requiring no additional hardware.
"As major restaurant chains seek out new ways to connect with their guests they will look to branded mobile solutions," said Kevin McKeand, vice president of sales for Tabbedout. "Tabbedout's mobile payment solution and DineSentral create the unique branded guest experience restaurants seek."
According to a Nielsen study, 42% of mobile users in the U.S. have a smartphone, and that number is expected to reach well over 50% by 2013. "The restaurant industry has to begin to build their mobile strategies," Steve Signoff, CEO of Illume Mobile, states, "and with the integration of Tabbedout's mobile payment feature into our DineSentral application, we can offer restaurants an all-inclusive package."
In an article by The Boston Globe, Mr. Signoff commented on the growing use of mobile apps in the restaurant industry, stating, "Apps actually extend beyond where traditional media can go because they become part of the customer experience."
MacroSolve, Inc., doing business as Illume Mobile, is a pioneer in delivering mobile apps, technologies, and solutions. Leveraging its intellectual property portfolio, MacroSolve enforces its landmark patent while providing mobile app products and services under the name Illume Mobile. MacroSolve is positioned to become a leader in the mobile app development services space, which is projected to become a $100 billion market in 2015 according to Research2Guidance. For more information, visit Illume Mobile at www.illumemobile.com.
Tabbedout is the mobile payment solution that enables consumers to open, view and pay a bar or restaurant tab with their phone. Tabbedout makes mobile payment a simple and secure process that is widely available, so bars and restaurants can spend more time with their customers. The free Tabbedout mobile app for iPhone and Android lets consumers open a tab with their mobile phone, view their tab in real-time and pay the tab anytime, anywhere, giving them control over how and when they pay. For more information and to learn more about becoming a Tabbedout partner, visit www.tabbedout.com.
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