Your major hurdle atm is how the webserver will communicate to SambaPOS for sending orders. That might need @emre help. But I am sure he will need to see much more detail in your plans other than asking community for advice. We have discussed this capability and it started out strong and then conversation stopped. So interest is there but it doesn’t seem a priority.
My feelings are we need something to work similar to how Twitter module works. Or maybe we should design a module thats paid that sets up the webserver and all the specifics for you… however that would require more specific needs so its coded in such a way its not just solving one persons need.
EDIT: your specific need can be met by customizing a terminal for customer use. You can set it up to use specific User that does not allow access to anything else other than Ticket Screen. This would involve a very precise level of fine tuning to ensure you cover all possible issues that might happen if customer uses it wrong.
Considering we can completely replace Menu with automation commands as RickH has shown this might be an option for you.
Do for what? I think you should study it more before you attempt something like this. It feels like to me you really have no idea where to start and your fishing for people to show you. You should be in opposite and be the one discovering possibilities and then trying them and sharing what works what doesnt and get advice along the way.
PS: What I mean is there has been no interest from community to do this. Which means likely there is little to no interest from community to show you how to do it. Your going to need to discover it yourself. We can help with ideas but you have to start it and try some things first.
Let me give you an example of success story with something.
Lets use Time Clock. For a long time people requested Time Clock in SambaPOS but nobody and I mean NOBODY tried anything or even gave an idea of how they would like to see it work. So other than a request every now and then the conversations never went anywhere.
Me and QmCkay decided you know what lets see if we can do it. We started building it and Emre caught on and started helping us by adding features. Eventually after a month or so we had a working Time Clock.
We actually started putting together various actions, rules, etc and then when we got stuck we thought about what we might need to make it work so we asked Emre. He got some ideas we tried them… some worked some didnt. But we never once just asked emre how do we do this. We just tried it and he helped us along the way.
Hope you got the idea. You have great SambaPOS experience and @Jesse trying to help you to use it for community benefit. If you help community, community will help you
If you’re trying to solve a specific customer issue you’re facing and need a ready to use solution, you won’t have much help. If you have coding capabilities you can implement your own solution and sell it to your customers. There are +100 solutions (android apps, online serviecs, etc) built for specific customers and works integrated with SambaPOS. Otherwise the only choice you have is waiting for it to happen Integrating mobile apps for customer use is already in my plans.
OMG. Missed this post - posted something earlier about self service.
I do like the html idea @madiha think it will be great to alllow customers to order through a customised web page with a gallery of all the dishes on a menu. Even better a linking a full website to sambapos so customers can order over the internet. That would be pretty awesome.
@emre think you have built a great product, would you consider implementing this as a paid module? Also would you consider developing an iphone/android app that allows customers to place orders over the internet?