Android is not only for smartphones. It fits many applications in many form factors, such as controlling robots and home automation. Vending machine technology provider Vendscreen has recognized this, and is adding better human interaction, intelligence and new payment choices to vending machines, with the help of Android.
Vendscreen built a multi-touch Android solution to let customers read nutritional information, communicate to vending machine operators the status of the vending machines’ sales and inventory, and to increase the payment options afforded to consumers to include payments by near field communications (NFC) and credit and debit cards. With a bright, color screen, Vendscreen serves up ads to customers then records their clicks and purchases to gauge effectiveness.
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