The Most Powerful POS-Integrated Mobile App In The World
ThinΛpp specializes in creating cutting-edge, custom mobile app solutions (ie. pre-built, perfectly engineered mobile app templates that
can be customized to any brand). In July 2018 we officially partnered with Square to help integrate their various POS (point-of-sale)
versions with our $2.5M+ in IP (ie. Intellectual Property) for Square Merchants throughout North America.
Below is our brand-new, fully-integrated Square solution, featuring Loyalty & Rewards (optional),
Order Ahead (Pickups), Full Menu Integration w/ Options, Payments (via Square), Manage Cards, My Order History, Custom Order(s) Fulfillment for Mobile
(for Square Merchants/Admins), Deals, SMS Text Enrollment & Verification & many other game-changing features.
Pre-Order is a mobile app solution (ie. “template”) that we designed to be completely brandable
and re-skinnable to any business or brand’s identity, look and feel.
Best of all, it’s fully integrated with Square’s POS (Point-of-Sale) System.
Custom Mobile Apps in less than a day
We can connect a new Pre-Order App to your Square Merchant Account in about an hour flat. And, it will
automatically pull all your Locations, Products/Items,
Product Options/Variations, Product Categories, Loyalty/Reward Items, etc.
Below are screenshots of the many features we’ve built into Pre-Order - plus, what
Square’s POS screens look like when orders come through from one of our Pre-Order Apps.
SQUARE POS TERMINAL
Orders from the App appear almost instantly on your Terminal screen as a popup (and printers), so
you can’t miss them. The Arriving at time is based on the Pickup Time your Customer selects when they’re
Because our solutions use Square’s own APIs directly, everything that happens in
the mobile app will also be instantly reflected in your Square Account’s Online Dashboard & Reporting.
CUSTOM FULFILLMENT KDS
We currently have 1 layout for our built-in, free
KDS option (which works on iPads & iPhones), but we’re in
the process of finishing a more industry-familiar skin/layout (like the one below).
Our Flagship KDS
Based on the needs of a lot of our existing clients, we created our own powerful custom fulfillment
dashboard, which allows your team to see orders by location and features a variety of other helpful features to make fulfillment simple and easy.
It’s available on both Android or iOS (ie. iPads) and even iPhones making it a versatile, real-time Kitchen Display System.
The Fulfillment KDS is already built right into your app. You just log in with your 6-digit PIN Code!
Select your location on one or more devices (perfect for having one in the kitchen or near any counter)
and you’ll only see orders (and get New Order Alerts) for that location.
New Order Alerts automatically display on the screen (with 4 audible ding sounds), plus a Rich Push Notification
(like below) is also sent to the device(s) too, which also makes a sound.
3 Tabs organize your orders: New Orders | In Process | Fulfilled. And, it takes just one tap (of the green CLAIM button)
to move an order to In Process - and a 2nd tap to set it to Fulfilled. You can even click-to call, text or email the
Customer right within the very same screen.
Finally, a red X button allows you to reject any Order (if you don’t
have it in stock for example). This can be used with our built-in Delivery feature to only allow Orders to be sent
to your preferred Delivery Partner Company IF you approve it as “Fulfilled”.
When an Order is set to Fulfilled, an automatic push notification is sent to the Customer’s mobile phone
or tablet (even if they aren’t currently in your app) that lets them know their order is on the way! And, your
Customers can track the status of their order, whether it’s a Pickup or Delivery under the My Orders page
in their app!
Ordering Kiosks for Square POS
Interested in having an Order Kiosk for your restaurant, quick-serve, fast casual, etc? We can offer you a variety of affordable, quickly deployable options.
Best of all, your Kiosk(s) will be completely integrated with your existing Square Account (and Dashboard).
Your Customers will be able to start their own order, check out, apply rewards, gift cards or promo codes and pay right there at the Kiosk. In addition,
they’ll be able to checkout as a guest or log in and use saved payment methods (ie. Credit Cards, Apple Pay or E-Wallets).
We have payment plans for your Kiosk Stands as well. We can give you any stand available from any 3rd party service:
Download the Pre-Order App, then click the little scan icon at the bottom left to test our “check-in” and
reverse scanning QR Code technology. The feature actually uses real-time GPS to make sure the Customer is actually in
one of your locations too, otherwise they won’t receive stars/points.
Check out some of our other awesome, out-of-the-box mobile app solutions:
We’d love to learn more about your project or idea. Fill out the form below to schedule a time for a demo or conversation with one of our Project Leads. Or,
feel free to reach out directly at 312-857-3511 (9AM - 6PM CST, M-F) or
We make it a point to know all of our competition, as well as the various global technology markets
very well. That means Agencies all the way down to 3rd world countries where people hire lower
cost developers. We also understand all the various frameworks, practices, “in” things
to do, etc.
Every now and then we do a sort of stealth survey for RFPs (Requests for Proposals) where we’ll
show Agencies or Freelancers a Mobile App or Website (ie. something we made, but we don’t
tell them that). We let them think we’re a client who “just wants something similar”.
And, then we get bids (and timelines) from them.
From these bids, we essentially know that anywhere on earth it would take any team, group of individuals
or company about $5M+ (and god knows how much actual time) to re-create our entire IP Portfolio.
And, by the time they actually did, it would all be obsolete - and we’d already
have the next wave of technology developed.
Who We Are
We’re a Chicago-based Technology Solutions company -
that specializes in creating high quality Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Websites, Web Apps, Software,
APIs, Frameworks, SDKs (software development kits for apps), etc.
We’ve been creating solutions for 20+ years and in that time we’ve
amassed a heck of a lot of technology, expertise, best practices, etc.
Our current digital IP Portfolio
is worth about $5M+. IP = Intellectual Property. That means all the
stuff we make that’s unique that can be used to create mobile apps, websites, etc. How do we know it’s
worth $5M+? Good question. Here’s that answer »
Yes, we’ve tried the VC-route and it wasted more valuable time than it helped. And, since we’re typically
2-5 years ahead of everybody, which has secured us some very big partnerships, we figured it was about time
we tried a different approach.
What Is A Fractional Partner?
To elaborate - just about everyone these days has a variety of side gigs, jobs and hustles.
So, it doesn’t make sense asking for any sort of major commitment in an effort to build something bigger.
So we came up with the idea of “fractional” partners.
Keep doing what you do - that, makes you valuable and connected. Then, if all the Partners simply give 5% of their
time - together we can create traction, opportunities and economies of scale that generate more value
and return for that 5% than we would’ve been able to do otherwise. Simple.
It’s really no different than what VCs are doing these days with pool investments. We’re just doing
it with effort, time, sweat equity, a few bucks a month, existing clients, etc.
Getting Started Is Easy
We want this program to be really easy and even fun for our Partners. Mostly, just keep doing what you
do - just also keep Pre-Order in mind as you go through the course of your normal week.
We believe Apps already effect everybody. Just look at the world around you. We also believe our Apps can
help just about any businesses or person imaginable because they have so many features already built-in.
So here's a list of suggestions for you:
1. Simply mention it to your clients, customers or just people in general
2. Do they already use Square?
Take note of what a business, cafe or restaurant uses for payments (Square is really recognizable
and if they already use it, then it makes them an easy target).
3. Share our Media Kits!
We've created 2 super cool PDF Media Kits for clients, customers, etc. One if for the Apps, the other
is for Branding & Design. Now, if you do design, then obviously don't share that one! We don't
want to take business from you! We want YOU to use these Apps to boost your business and demand!
We've learned from experience the Media Kits basically do all the heavy lifting for you, so you
don't even have to explain or know the product that well in the beginning.
You can think of it (if you want) as sort of just referring or relaying potential customers over
to us. You line em up, we'll knock em out! Then, send you a check (or technically a deposit or
4. Ask people if they want a free demo.
This is such a simple thing, but we've found that it's the
single most powerful thing that gets people to try our service. When they can hold an App in their
hands that has their logo and branding and their services or products - it's really jaw-dropping for
most people and instantly shifts their perspective to what it would be like to really have an App. It
sort of "sells" itself.
"Rich" Push Notifications
"Rich" Push Notifications are extremely powerful, built-in notifications that are even more advanced than
regular push notifications and almost no one outside of various multi-billion dollar companies has or
is offering them, yet alone offers them by default in an App.
Most businesses pay for the ability to send SMS Text Messages - we offer those AND Rich Push Notifications
for free - by default - already built in.
"Rich" Push Notifications allow you to embed video or images, plus
clickable website links. So just imagine the marketing power.
For example: You could behaviorially target Customers, then show them an image or video of their
favorite menu item, retail product or service, then put a clickable link at the end of the push
notification text that takes them directly to a special landing page that you've already built
analytics tracking into.
First and foremost, we’re almost like an extinct species. We make “Native”
Mobile Apps, whereas SO much of the tech industry centers around “Hybrid” Cross-Platforms.
Simply put - those are stupid. But, only because we exist and what we do is proof that it’s
Native - means, native to the environment of the devices that the App is made for. ie.
XCode (the platform) and Swift (the language)
are Apple's native App ecosystem. And, Android Studio and Java are Google's.
Basically, in a nutshell - a hybrid platform attempts to create mobile apps as one body of code, which
is supposed to make it easier to maintain, update and all of that (vs 2 separate ones). When in reality
it ends up costing
way more than just making 2 separate apps on each respective platform (ie. Apple and Google Play Android),
taking way longer and being way less stable.
For the most part, famous brands don't do that. They make Native Apps - but yeah, they have more money.
But if hybrids were so great, why don't famous brands do it more? And do you actually know of any famous
apps that ARE hybrid apps?
Think about it - you're trying to make one code base for 2 very distinctly different platforms owned by
2 very competitive behemoths (Apple and Google). That doesn't sound very smart.
We used to do it. And, we found out fast - it's murky. You're muddying the waters and chasing a moving
No matter how smart all these geniuses who support this madness are or claim to be - you know who they
aren't smarter than? Both Apple and Google. THEY have hundreds, if not thousands of the most talented
engineers on earth - and in case you missed it, they are BOTH device companies now.
In Apple's case, that's
the primary thing that's making them billions. So they are constantly working on new chipsets and hardware
to keep their phones (and tablets) fresh, so they can get people to buy or upgrade to the new ones.
And everytime they change
the insides of those phones, it sends a ripple effect down their ecosystem. And, do you know what's last
in the totem pole? Apps.
That whole device thing makes Apps a nightmare to keep updated and working, which
is precisely why it's stupid to even try to do it with hybrids.
Who can keep up with Apple and Google? They can't even keep up with
themselves, which is precisely why they release new phones and then constantly have to come out with OS
updates to fix stuff for months after a new phone releases.
The wiser thing to do, that is way more sustainable, way less expensive, way faster, etc. is to just
follow the damn rules that both Apple and Google layout for THEIR App systems. Simple. If they tell you
to do something a certain way, do it. Not because you're a follower or something. It doesn't mean you're
not talented and independent. It just means you acknowledge that THEY are the ones who control that platform
and it's inevitable that in 6 months (that's about how often they both release primary versions + S versions of
their phones and devices, right?) those App coding functions, logic and rules are going to change.
So when you go hybrid what you have to do is wait for some team to update THEIR platform to reflect Apple
and Google's recent changes, THEN update your App(s) vs just getting right now to updating your App(s)