Vend (software)

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Vend Limited
Industry Technology
Founded 2010
Founders Vaughan Rowsell
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Area served Global
Products Vend - Point of Sale
Employees 100+
Website www.vendhq.com

Vend is a cloud-based point of sale provider written in HTML5. It is operated from any device or platform with a web-browser.

History[edit]

Vend was launched in August 2010 [1] by software developer Vaughan Rowsell.[2]

In the two years following its launch,[3] Vend secured funding from various investors [4][5][6][7] and announced a partnership with Paypal.[8][9] [10]

Technology[edit]

Vend uses HTML5 features for offline processing capabilities.[2]

  • A webSQL database built into the browser provides local inventory storage so sales can be processed offline and all stock levels updated.
  • HTML5’s offline manifest tells the browser to take copies of certain files and pages for offline use.
  • WebSocket (another element of HTML5) allows Vend to talk to other devices on a local network, interfacing with hardware such as an EFTPOS unit or other payment devices.

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