For anyone not watching Techcrunch Disrupt at the moment releasing live news about Square Register (it’s an ipad based app for replacing cash registers).
If not check it out now live on http://www.nyalpha.com/
Major announcements, google analytics for sales from the register.
Real time menu updates on end users iphones
Analytics of all history sales eg mint like history of purchasers
Replacement of wallets with photo identification on the register (eg pay with your name and register operator checks out your face versus whats on register).
I’ve got to admit even for someone as jaded as me I’m even impressed. Though waiting for steve jobs to announce he wants a cut of each coffee sale.
Also shame there is no Android love from Square inc though :(