Will this POS system be available for Android Tablets in the near future?

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Hi I am very interested in this new POS system and I was wondering if it will ever be available in the near future to the Android Tablet market.

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Hi Diana. We have no immediate plans to make POS available on Android tablets.

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New Member
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HI Allan,

It would be a good (and profitable) idea if you did. There is a very large Android market and we are being left out of this opportunity which doesn't make very much sense. At this point in my business (1 year and 5 months) I'm not interested in purchasing a $400 tablet just to spend another $499 on this system. My Android tablet was recently purchased for my business and so far it has become an invaluable too. I know that if this system were available for Android it would make my trade shows and private selling events better selling experience for my customers. I am a huge fan of Shopify and all the useful tools I already utilize on this platform.

Please consider the possibility of making a Android version for this system the next time there is a developers meeting.

Thank you

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Shopify Partner
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I totally agree with this or at least make an html5 version.  I get the ipad thing and it makes sense for users that can utilize the card swiper from shopify but for users that are only using the external payment solutions (everyone in Canada) it's kind of a pain in the youknowwhat.  I have a beautiful solution for a bunch of local shops and I am integrating a booking solution as well as wanting to use shopify pos but I have to make the client purchase an ipad and a touch screen computer because the iPads are too small and inconvenient for the booking app. If there was an android version or even an html5 version then I could runs all the systems on one device. 

i hope you guys do make plans to further develop this for other platforms as it is an awesome product and I believe it could take over the POS market in bars, restaurants, hair salons and more.  Keep up the great work and here is hoping you'll come around! ;)

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Excursionist
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Hi Guys,

I too would be interested in an Android version of POS. But looking back over the forums with the Shopify App there have been requests years back for an android version and none of which have ever been acted on.

Seems like Shopify lack this development capability.

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Android has overtaken the iPad in terms of sales of devices and $$ generated. ABI research did a huge in depth study of the tablet market share. There are more android tablets on the market than iPads now. It seems a very logical next step for Shopify.

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Oyster Bay, New York - 27 Sep 2013

A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year’s mid-point, market intelligence firm ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple’s iPad family of products has passed the baton to the Android ecosystem. During the second quarter of 2013, the number of Android-powered tablets surpassed iOS-based slates for the first time, tablet-related hardware revenues reached parity, and perhaps most important, the average selling price (ASP) of iPad is rapidly approaching the market average.

Overall shipments in the quarter dropped 17% sequentially while growing 23% year-over-year for the same quarterly period. “Smaller 7-inch class tablets are finally the majority of shipments,” says senior practice director Jeff Orr. “The 7.9-inch iPad mini represented about 60% of total iPad shipments and 49% of iPad-related device revenues in the quarter.” Tablet shipments in the second quarter of 2013 achieved revenues of $12.7 billion. For the first time, iPad represented only 50% of worldwide end-user revenues. Apple split the market with all other branded vendors at $6.3 billion in the quarter.

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+1 to Android app development. I am in the process of switching from IOS to android now, and shopify won't make me stay. 

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We believe future tablet based POS systems will suggest stronger solutions from the Android platform. I was very happy if it will still be available in the near future to the Android Tablet market.

Thanks

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New Member
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Yes, PLEASE bring Shopify POS to Android tablets please!!!

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New Member
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I just signed up, and I only have an android tablet, so I am a perfect example of would be lost businesses, because I cannot purchase an Ipad right now.

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