Remember the good old days when the grocery list was stuck to the refrigerator (probably with a magnet), and everyone simply wrote down what they needed?
Of course, when you needed to go shopping you had to actually remember to bring the list with you.
Or you had to make an extra trip home to get the list. Or maybe you just went off the store without it.
Times Have Changed
Nowadays, grocery lists can be kept on smartphones, which pretty much eliminates the problem of forgetting your food list altogether. What’s more, there are literally hundreds of apps available that can help you significantly improve your shopping experience.
The experience of driving down unfamiliar roads and highways suddenly became a whole lot simpler in the mid-2000s, which was roughly when in-car GPS navigation devices began catching on en masse. Almost overnight, the days of pulling onto the shoulder to wrestle with an enormous paper map were over.
In fact, thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of navigation consoles, even MapQuest and similar map-based websites have lately begun falling out of favor. Indeed, a vehicle without an LCD display command center today is practically considered suspect.
Your In-Car Navigation System Has a Potentially Expensive and Dangerous Downside
There is a downside, however, to having GPS navigation displays installed in just about every motor vehicle on the market today: The graphics on the displays can occasionally be very hard to see.
On some screens, excessive glare from the sun can nearly drown out any text or graphics, which can potentially be very dangerous. And there’s definitely nothing safe about squinting at your GPS display while you’re supposed to be concentrating on the road.
That’s not all: Drivers who wear glare-reducing polarized sunglasses while they’re behind the wheel frequently complain about the difficulty of reading their navigation display screens. Polarized sunglasses have become increasing popular over the past few years, and for good reason: they do a great job of reducing the sun’s reflected glare. Still, it’s a known fact that polarized lenses significantly reduce the visibility of images produced by LCD or LED displays. (Your in-car navigation system almost certainly has an LCD display.)
There’s no arguing the fact that making a profit in the restaurant industry is hard work. And when the goal of profits is achieved, it’s often done on the slimmest of margins.
Between the cost of of food, supplies, equipment and salaries, anything that will improve the bottom line will become an instant hit with restaurant owners. That’s one reason the use of mobile apps has revolutionized the food services industry in so many different ways.
From customer loyalty programs to inventory tracking systems, it’s becoming more and more clear that mobile apps are the wave of the dining industry’s future. They increase efficiency and productivity among employees and contractors alike, all while improving the customer experience.
See if this doesn’t sound familiar: Your new smartphone or tablet was the best gift you unwrapped over the holidays this year, and you couldn’t wait load it up with all your favorite apps. Playing with your new toy brought you an almost childlike sense of glee. But after only 20 or 30 minutes, you noticed that your new device’s screen was already covered in greasy fingerprints — it wasn’t not looking anywhere near as shiny and new as it did just a half-hour earlier.
So … what can you possibly do? You can protect your screen, of course. And here’s the good news: Doing so is actually lot easier and a lot cheaper than you might imagine.