We're excited to announce that the newest version of Ambur (2.2) is now available to update. The past couple months have seen the largest progress in the development of the Point of Sale app in its entire five year history. This surge in development efforts combined with thorough beta testing has created a version that is highly functional, fast, and full of new features and fixes.
One of those new features is Ambur Anywhere, which allows you to remotely access your Ambur system from anywhere with your iPad or iPhone. This has an infinite number of uses, including taking orders and payments on delivery and checking reports when you can't be at your business. You can learn more about that here.
This post will highlight some of the new features that you will find in Ambur 2.2. You can view the full release notes by clicking the link at the bottom.
One great feature for deliveries is the ability to receive directions right from Ambur using Customer Profiles. Simply tap the compass icon displayed to the right of the customer's address, and detailed directions with estimated travel times will pop up from wherever you are. This all ties in to the remote access feature, Ambur Anywhere, to provide you with a functional point of sale system even outside of the restaurant.
Basic app functionality has been improved with the removal of pop-ups for text edits. Now, simply tap on the text you wish to change. You can even use an external bluetooth keyboard to quickly tab through and make edits. Confirmations now appear when tapping away from and removing items from an unsent order, ensuring accuracy. Post daily specials and updates directly to your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) connected on your device by selecting "Post Message" from the Global Actions button.
Elements of the user interface have been enhanced for clarity. The background of the Cancel/Send bar is now orange, making it more obvious when items have not been sent. Order action icons and tab bar icons are now more bold and keyboards will not block important screen content when in use. Also, changes to content size in your device's settings will be reflected in the app, giving you control over how large or small the app's content appears.
Active shifts are highlighted in the signature orange on the Shifts list. Upon clocking out, an alert will show the time clocked out as well as the duration of the shift, with the option to print a shift report.
Ambur utilizes the adaptive iOS 8 user interface, and is the only Point of Sale app to do so. This enables Ambur to support current and future iOS devices, including the iPhone 6 and 6+. For example, if the app is open on an iPhone 6+ in landscape orientation, it resembles how you would see it on an iPad. Ambur is also now optimized for retina HD screens, increasing legibility to a surprising extent.
The latest version is faster and seamless with the improvement of two key features. First, syncing between devices has increased five times due to improvements in packing and unpacking the sent data. Second, Ambur now compresses your database to a .zip file before backing it up to Dropbox, saving up to 80% of space and uploading much faster as well.
Click here to see the full release notes, which lists every new feature, adjustment, and fix.