- The NFL has been using Microsoft Surface Pro since they inked a five-year, $400 million contract with Microsoft in 2014
- The NBA has been using Samsung tablets and TVs since 2013 after signing a $100 million, three-year deal with the South Korea-based tech giant.
- MLB has been using iPads since....well, since April 2016.
Unlike the NFL-Microsoft deal, Apple isn’t requiring that its tablets be shown in use in the dugouts. MLB teams have the option of whether or not to use them. So, what other industries are benefiting from using tablets?
"Teams will be able sift through performance stats from current and past seasons, weigh potential pitcher-hitter matchups, look at “spray charts” showing where a player is likely to hit a ball, even cue up videos of plays from previous games."
Here are 5 other industries that started using iPads, like, 6 years ago
#1: RestaurantsRestaurants are using interactive menus to give customers better menu options and to learn more about their buying habits. Incentient, a custom software provider for the hospitality industry, customizes menus for restaurants. They specialize in wine lists. When you pick a wine on an interactive tablet menu, the software will return pairing suggestions, tasting notes, and images of label. The software also lets businesses find out exactly what you’re looking at and buying by using advanced analytics.
#2: HospitalityAt some luxury results and hotels, you can use tablets to access concierge services, look at attractions and restaurants in the area, and find out more information about the local area. This is way better than the old, outdated binder that is usually found in a hotel room.
#3: SalesYou can use a tablet and custom software to check your inventory, give demonstrations to clients, and conduct transactions.
ipad mobile check-in ;) (at Fave Hotel Bogor) [pic] — https://t.co/y3LbrZZTge— Desmi Sandra (@desmisandraa) July 30, 2015