By Michael Stone | Correspondent
Partender, a growing Gainesville mobile app developer, is set to launch a new version of its signature product of the same name this month.
The current application uses a single Apple device — iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone — to inventory bars’ and restaurants’ alcohol products much more quickly than manual tallying. But with the new version, employees will be able to catalogue inventory in different locations with multiple devices.
“We can essentially do a 10-story nightclub in minutes by being able to break up the work,” said CEO Nikhil Kundra, who founded Partender in 2012.
Other upgraded features will include establishing the “pour cost” of a business, or the percentage spent to buy drinks compared with how much is sold; tracking of new inventory; how much of each product is being consumed; how much inventory is worth wholesale; and loss to waste, spills and theft.
Kundra, 24, said he continues to work with the Apple app store but doesn’t have an exact release date.
The upgraded app comes as Kundra and five other Partender developers are in a selective, months-long accelerator program called 500 Startups for new business-to-business tech companies in Mountain View, Calif.
Partender, one of 32 businesses selected for the program’s current class, started in early August and will return to Gainesville in February or March.
“You sort of become one of the top prospects in (Silicon) Valley — one of the hottest startups,” Kundra said.
From: The Gainesville Sun