Developer’s description: Your life is about to change! With MyCheck, you can check yourself out of a restaurant or bar without waiting for the check or the credit card slip. Check into a venue, get a four-digit code that your server will put into the system, and see your bill live on your phone. When you are ready to leave, press pay, split the bill, add a tip, get a receipt and just go! MyCheck is so easy and fun to use. You will never want to wait for the check again! For a list of venues where MyCheck is accepted, go to MyCheckIn in the app. Available for iOS and Android.
Category: Payment, Other
Platform: iPhone/iPad, Android
Using your phone to pay is a great and obvious idea, but so far nobody has made it work. But MyCheck is trying. MyCheck started in Israel, and is now widely accepted in Tel Aviv. They’ve had some success in London, and are now starting in the US, in particular in Manhattan. When you load the app it will list nearby merchants that accept MyCheck. In my neighborhood of Manhattan there are just a few, but that’s pretty good for a company just getting its USA operation underway. Basically you need to register with MyCheck, so they have a credit card on file for you. Then when you go to a restaurant that accepts MyCheck, you run their app, which produces a 4-digit number that the establishment accepts. You can add a tip, as you’d expect. It’s not totally different than the credit card experience, just a bit smoother because it’s on your phone, not in your wallet.
- Kaare Christian