Epson is one of the biggest names in providing technology solutions for businesses. Hence, that became the theme of their first Epson Regional App Challenge.
Epson aims to increase people’s awareness and interest on mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) systems in the Independent Software Vendor scene. Hence, they asked the participants to develop mPOS solutions for small businesses.
There were 56 teams that participated from SouthEast Asia. The final contenders were then asked to come up with an app that will use a receipt printer to do essential tasks. Which will increase the productivity while reducing the operational costs of these businesses.
The winning entry was ‘Warta’, which was developed by Lazuardi Widya Adyafora and Ibnu Isnaini Hakim from Indonesia.
They came up with an mPOS system that allows small family warung shops to secure inventory by proper communication with the suppliers and tracking customer transactions.
The first runner-up was the ‘Rover Fieldmate’ by Filipinos’ Jason Russ Unson and Miguel Luis Ting. Their app can assist laundry business from the pick-up processes to delivery.
With the help of a mobile receipt printer, the app can spit out receipts to the customers, and labels that the employees can use to track the items during the process.
The winners were able to take home an Epson Moverio BT-300 smartglasses and a cash prize. The contest gave an opportunity for the developers to showcase their ideas for innovations to help small businesses. It also shows how you can utilize Epson products in different applications that will fit for your business needs.