If you are one of the tens of thousands of people who use Square every day, then you know how convenient and handy it is to have the ability to take the occasional credit card payment right from your phone. When the payment company released their app Square Register, it revolutionized point of sale systems by giving merchants all the features of the bulky hardware versions while not locking them into expensive merchant accounts and fees. Since the release of the original app, the interface has gone pretty much unchanged; other than a handful of updates to increase security features.Now, Square has release a totally redesigned version of their register app despite the fact that the previous release didn’t have any issues. Building on what they learned the first time around, Square Register has been revamped with a new user interface, to make navigation easier and more enjoyable for the merchant in control. Furthermore, Square added a few new features to make the app even more versatile and desirable as they chip away at gaining the loyalty of the last hold-out merchants.
Most notable, the new design makes everything fit nicer on your screen while giving you faster access to the features you use most. These changes affect the Android and iOS versions of the app, but also show up on the web dashboard to avoid any confusion across the board. Some of the new features include the ability to apply discounts to items already in your database, as well as a simple and robust tipping system integrated right on the signature screen so your customers can choose no tip, 10%, 15%, %20, or enter in a custom amount for their gratuity. The latter feature is yet another step that the Square Register app has taken to appeal to restaurant owners.
Also, this new release is boasting improved compatibility with Android devices across the board; though you will still need their patented credit card reader. Other than the original Nexus 7 (which has also had issues with the previous Square release), this new version is approved for use with any device running Android 2.3 or higher. While that doesn’t quite include everyone or every Android device, it is certainly an improvement and shows how interested Square is in making the award-winning service available to every single merchant.