iPad, Cash Drawer & Printer setup - with Vend POS

Kelly Migro - Thursday, March 22, 2012

The guys at Vend POS have come out with easy to follow step by step instructions and video's of how to set up your own Point of Sale system using your iPad, a cash register and receipt printer.

You can find out more here or contact us to help you set up Vend and Xero to manage your business better.



Streamtime - Total Studio Management

Kelly Migro - Sunday, February 12, 2012

Streamtime is a cloud based application designed for the advertising, interactive and graphic design industries. It is a complete traffic and production management software for studio management including:

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Resource Planning
  • Calendars and Diary
  • Quoting and Estimating
  • Customised Stationery
  • iPad & iPhone Application
  • Manage Work In Progress in real time (WIP)
  • Easy to use interface
  • Time Sheets
  • Invoicing and Accounts Integration with Xero
  • Reporting
  • Client Web Application
Best of all is the integration with Xero, so your invoices sync to the Xero for all of your financial and management accounting needs.  Streamtime offer a 30 Day Free Trial so that you can see how it works hands-on.

RightSignature - Electronic Signatures

Kelly Migro - Sunday, February 05, 2012

Xero posted a blog about a new add on partner of theirs RightSignature which is an easy and fast way to get your documents filled out and signed online, including being able to get your customers to e-sign documents while traveling using the free iPhone and iPad e-signature apps.

Using RightSignature with Xero allows you to:
  1. Send Xero invoices and draft invoices for e-signature from the RightSignature Send screen
  2. Sync your Xero contacts in RightSignature for quick document sending.
  3. Your customers review, fill out and sign online in any web browser, or even on an iPad, iPhone or Android
  4. Signed documents are legally binding.
If you want help with this and integrating it with Xero or using it by itself contact us.

How to use a USB barcode scanner with your iPad and Vend POS

Kelly Migro - Thursday, October 20, 2011

As Vend POS will work on an iPad I have been wondering how you could use a bar code scanner with an iPad, there are Bluetooth barcode scanners but they can be pretty expensive and not 100% proven to work with the iPad and Vend POS.  @vendhq shared a post on twitter the other day of how to attach a USB barcode scanner to your iPad. 

If you are an iPad user you will know that there are no USB ports, Apple have released an iPad Camera Connection Kit which retails for AUD $35, this has two adaptors which plug into the dock connector port. One allows the memory card from your digital camera to be inserted to allow uploading of photo's the other has a USB interface.

Using the USB adaptor, you can then plug in a USB barcode scanner and scan away.  It can then be used for doing stock take throughout a store or great for a mobile business for scanning stock for sale.

So if you are thinking about setting up a POS system, you can now use Vend, your iPad and a USB scanner life is getting easier!

Vend POS iPad USB Scanner

I think it is time to get an iPhone

Kelly Migro - Thursday, October 13, 2011

Although I am apple everything, Macbook Pro, iMac, iPad and iPod Touch I've never wanted an iPhone I've always stuck with my BlackBerry.  The reason for this is internet data and BBM. I was always hearing horror stories of people getting huge phone bills from downloading too much data and I didn't want to pay more than what my mobile cap was, now with the mobile carriers offering larger and larger download limits per month and now that I am working in my own office where I can connect to wifi this is no longer an issue.

The second issue of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is now solved with the release of iOS 5 today, BBM is what has kept me using BlackBerry for so long, to be able to send messages to friends for free rather than a text message, and the ability to see if they have received it and if they have read it! So you always knew whether somebody was ignoring you, just busy or their phone wasn't working.

Apple has today released an update to the operating systems of iPhones and iPads which includes a new feature iMessage. iMessage allows you to send free messages over wifi or 3G to other iPhone and iPad users with iOS 5 installed.  You can set it up so that you get a delivery receipt, a read receipt and know when the other person is typing you a message back... aaah BBM no longer needed.  Plus with all the outages BlackBerry has been experiencing around the world for the last couple of days even more reason to switch.

Plus the release of iCloud I will be able to have my iPad and iPhone syncing together with my iMac and Macbook Pro, this is what I have been waiting for.

What is iCloud?

Kelly Migro - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So you know all about cloud computing and the fact that applications are accessed over the internet and documents stored remotely in the cloud rather than on your computer... so what is Apple's iCloud?

iCloud stores your music, photos, documents and more, and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Automatic, effortless and seamless — it just works.

So iCloud allows all of your data like your music and documents to sync across all of your apple devices with no effort.  It is free, unlike the old mobile me and you get 5GB of data storage.  5 GB is a lot more than you think, as anything downloaded through iTunes is not included in the 5GB.

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08 9467 2528

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