May 17, 2017 // Redlands, California – New and exciting advances in technology yield an exciting opportunity for restaurants. Progressive web apps for restaurants create an ideal way for restaurants to further improve their mobile presence.
Many restaurants aren’t able to take advantage of mobile apps due to their costs and complexity. Thankfully, NetWaiter presents a new opportunity for restaurants with the release of customized progressive web apps.
Now NetWaiter brings a full, comprehensive experience for restaurants across desktops and mobile devices. Through a customized progressive web app, restaurants can take advantage of the best benefits from website functionality and native apps.
With NetWaiter, every restaurant receives control of their very own individual app. The app is branded according to the restaurant’s preference by using their site design settings. Restaurants can upload their own logo for the app icon to customize its appearance using their management console.
One of the best features of a restaurant’s progressive web app are push notifications.
They provide a great way for restaurants to reach out to local customers. Got a slow time between lunch and dinner rushes? Blast out a notification to customers and invite them for half-price appetizers or drinks.
Restaurants can use push notifications to communicate with guests in real-time, across multiple devices. Restaurants can send notifications to mobile devices and desktops/laptops. This allows restaurants to reach customers on-the-go and those at their desk.
These new marketing benefits also seamlessly integrate into the NetWaiter Broadcast Hub, which restaurants can use to simultaneously post messages to Facebook, Twitter, their individual NetWaiter site, and across the NetWaiter Network. That is a lot of reach, with minimal effort on the part of restaurant owners!
No Download Needed
Another major benefit – there’s no need to download anything from an App Store or install updates.
Many people suffer from “App-Fatigue” and don’t want to visit an App Store to download another app. On top of this, storage space for users is increasingly more important. Progressive web apps have been proven to be significantly more efficient and ‘lightweight’. This means customers will thank you for not forcing them to install anything.
Along with a huge savings in app maintenance and costs, here are the benefits restaurants get:
- No downloading: The app simply installs when a user visits a restaurant’s customized NetWaiter site.
- Progressive Web Apps are fast and secure, which fosters trust and credibility with customers.
- Designs and displays are responsive to every device, which means your customer’s ordering experience will be consistent and beautiful.
- The app is added to the phone’s home screen, which is a valuable placement for a restaurant brand.
- Offline benefits can show customers specific info about a restaurant’s location when the customer doesn’t have internet access.
These applications and capabilities are all about elevating the customer experience for the over 300,000 restaurants in the NetWaiter Network. These new apps provide an enhanced mobile experience for customers. At the same time, they allow restaurants to leverage NetWaiter’s marketing platform to send out free push notifications.
More capabilities mean more ways to foster relationships with customers. To learn more about customized progressive web app or the NetWaiter Network, please visit www.netwaiter.net.