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Yet another example of iPads being used for self-service

I really never get tired of hearing about the application of iPad technology. I do admit that it’s getting a little bit… repetitive. I am slightly frustrated by the planet’s utter dependence on iPads, especially in terms of service innovation. Whether it’s a pub deploying iPads to allow patrons to order food or a hotel enabling guests to check in, they’re not using Samsung Galaxy Tabs. They’re not using BlackBerry PlayBooks. It’s iPad, iPad, iPad.

I find that a little frustrating. Still. If it’s web-based or point-n-click easy, an iPad is cheap and folk ‘get’ how to use them easily.

So here’s the latest example of iPad service innovation I’ve come across, thanks to the team at Springwise:

Now, the Tennessee Government has introduced the devices to help improve waiting times for those looking to renew their drivers’ licence.Some 72 iPad kiosks have been installed at 26 driver service centers by the state’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which will act as self-service stations for drivers whose licences have expired or been lost.

via In Tennessee, iPads used for quick drivers’ licence renewals | Springwise.

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4 replies on “Yet another example of iPads being used for self-service”


Whether it’s a pub deploying iPads to allow patrons to order food or a hotel enabling guests to check in, they’re not using Samsung Galaxy Tabs’

Not strictly true. The swish new CitizenM Bankside Hotel in London has Samsung Galaxy Tabs in every room for the guests to control everything.. 🙂

Are you frustrated because you don’t particularly like Apple products or you feel that Android devices are better? I don’t quite understand what your problem would be. Maybe you think that businesses that use Apple products don’t know any better and that they’re just buying Apple products because it has an Apple logo on it. It’s very possible that iPad quality is better than other tablets’ quality and that’s why they’re being chosen. It’s also possible that the iOS ecosystem is better than the competition’s ecosystem. These businesses do seem to be satisfied with the results of using the iPad, so why does it frustrate you. The RIM PlayBook doesn’t seem to be quite ready for widespread use on any level, so why would a lot of businesses be choosing it.

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