Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Internet solutions provider NetStart today released its MenuPad restaurant application for immediate download via the Apple App Store and announced its first customer in the Middle East.  

NetStart Managing Director and MenuPad Founder Jock Gordon said the company had been inundated by enquiries since its launch in June, when it became the first menu application for the iPad worldwide, launched at Sydney's Mundo Global Tapas restaurant, part of Rydges Hotels & Resorts.

The interactive menu and ordering system for hospitality venues and food franchises is now being used in countries all over the world, with diners in Asia, Europe and the Middle East experiencing the power of ordering from the iPad.

Tom Meyer, Director of Operations for Dubai and Area GM for IHG Dubai Festival City, commented: "We are excited to be one of the very first restaurants in the Middle East to do this. This is a great way to enhance our superb dining and service facilities with cutting edge technology, which offers our guests a richer, more enjoyable and interactive menu experience.

"The MenuPads put our diners in charge, not only to select and place their orders but to also view what the dish looks like so they know what to expect, along with side dish and our expert wine pairing recommendations to perfectly complement the meal."

Gordon said that NetStart had focused on making the application adaptable and easy to use.

"Now it's so easy that anyone can sign up and manage their menus, no matter how big or small their restaurant is," Gordon said.

For a small monthly fee, the system gives restaurant owners an easy way to manage their menus at the click of a button using a simple web interface. Patrons can then order directly from iPads provided at their table.

MenuPad has received immense interest worldwide since its Australian launch. Craig Simpson, General Manager of Rydges North Sydney, who has been using MenuPad since June said, “In the past I've struggled to find a unique and dynamic menu format that suits the Mundo brand - but MenuPad is perfect."

The system is cost-effective, starting from as little as AU$10/month per iPad with no expensive costs associated with developing a solution for each individual restaurant. MenuPad is customisable with features being added monthly. Gordon said that the product will grow with user requests, including multilingual versions.

MenuPad is available on the Apple AppStore as a free download and a 7-day free trial can be found on the MenuPad web site. For more information, please call (04) 39 562 540 or visit


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MenuPad is a technological breakthrough that can provide diners with an innovative and improved dining experience, without increasing service staff or costs. Using the MenuPad, which utilises the sophisticated touch-screen technology of the Apple iPad, diners can view the restaurant's entire menu, look for more information on menu items, see images or videos of the food they can order, call the waiter or place an order with one touch.
Jock Gordon
P: 0439 562 540


Founded in 2004, NetStart is an Adelaide-based internet solutions provider and developer of iPhone and iPad applications for corporate and government markets. NetStart helps its customers improve and grow their online presence by providing jargon-free solutions. NetStart services range from domain names management and hosting right through to custom development and online marketing solutions.



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