Monday, 31 December 2012

restaurant order system

MySQL and Android!
Recently whilst having lunch with a friend at a restaurant, the discussion came up of why you can't create separate orders when you make your decisions on the meals you will be having. The ability to split your order into portions on the table so that you are able to keep track of your own meal and not have to factor in the cost of the other people at the table to your own subtotal until you finally go to the cashier to pay.

This sparked an idea inside my head to create my own order management system which ran off of MySQL and Android devices. The main idea being that the waiter would have a easy to navigate database of all the items of which are on the patrons menu's. Later on a friend of mine (who has worked in waiting) told me that the reason why this doesn't happen is due purely to lack of time, as in it takes to long to organize several meals to a single table. This time constraint issue then led to another idea... Why not have an application which guests can install (or run on their mobile browsers) which allowed them to look through an electronic menu and then create an order for themselves.. As in the customer get's what they want fully organised from their device, then when the waiter comes around they just site their reference number and their order is added to the table under either the whole tables bill or a partial bill of which is separate from the main (as in, person A has their bill and so does person B).

I soon realized after this that this adds tons of other possibilities, so I started out on creating a MySQL based android application for restaurants. In my first build I have a working Windows server 2012 running MySQL/PHP/Apache and an application which can connect to the database, look at available data and create new entries!!

Make sure to follow my facebook/twitter (above) to keep up to date on my progress in creating this system and I hope to keep everyone posted!!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to all.

Just thought I would make a quick update. I am probably going to abandon idea of making the RPG cross platform to mobile devices... Instead I will work on more phone related apps for mobile devices.. I am also considering making the RPG engine sudo 3D (2.5D), doing so will make it look a lot less old school and will open up creativity potential from people whom use it.

On Christmas eve I opened one present (as is tradition with my family) I got a network crimping kit :) Just spent a little while going through and fixing all my broken RJ45 connectors :) Best present ever.

Hope everyone reading has a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!



immage thanks to: indianlink.com.au

Thursday, 20 December 2012

My First Post!

My First Blog

Welcome to my blog and it's first ever post! I've decided to make this blog to document my prior works that I have done at Murdoch University and the stuff I'm currently working on whilst I look for employment. I plan over the following few months to start development of a cross platform RPG engine, while I develop it I will also be working with a test game of which I aspire to one day release to the public for free (maybe with some premium features as such as cross platform save files). I also have plans to develop tools for scheduling and organisation on smartphones. This blog will not be limited to purely coding projects, it's primary focus will be, but I also plan on blogging my day to day computing life including employment and other IT related events I attend. 



Immage thanks to mazakaro.com