Imagine that you’re stuck at home because of illness and you’re missing out on a friend’s birthday celebration taking place across town at a local pub. You want to treat your friend, or maybe even the party, to a pint, but you can’t, because you are not there. Well, now you can.
Download the free app called Gr8niteout and see how. Gr8niteout is an app that connects pub owners, restaurants and hoteliers with clients online. It lets owners take orders and get paid for them from the app. What it means for clients is that you can order a drink for a friend or anyone who’s from an establishment that’s registered with the app. The only requirement is that the following users have registered in the app: the buyer, the consumer and the establishment. Sign in using your Facebook profile, which makes for easier communication with credit sharing.
Once you open the app, you will see how easy it is to use. All you do is either find the place where you’d like to buy a drink or meal. Basically, what you will be doing is buying credits. These credits are purchased through PayPal, so users will have peace of mind that all transactions will be safe and secure.
Next, after purchasing credits, you enter details about the transaction, as much or as little as you want. Take that and send it as a text message to your giftee. The person receiving the credits will take that to the bar or waiter who will process the order. The establishment gets the funds before the order is filled, so there is no loss on their part. Order processing is easy for your friend or family, because all they do is take the text message to the bar to get it filled.
Beyond the simplicity of being able to order in the moment, Gr8niteout also lets you keep track of special events, so you can know ahead of time if you want to set up a free drink or meal for a friend or loved one, in advance. How impressive is that? It also is a great way to find out what’s happening around town and at your local pub, so you can choose to actually get in on the action.
Gr8niteout shows all of your activity, so you can see how many credits you’ve purchased over the past month or year, which could also help you budget out for the coming year.
As a registered user, you can also receive credits from fellow users, which makes it almost an extension to a social media app, but with pub credits. The app currently works in the UK and in Ireland. I certainly hope they look to expanding into more areas in Europe and into the US.
Gr8niteout makes it easy to be engaged and share a moment in the pub with anyone, even if you can’t be there. It’s a must download for pub goers and publicans alike.