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Table Tracker Gateway API

The Table Tracker Gateway API provides all the necessary methods to implement an solution equivalent to the iOS Table Tracker application.

Table Tracker is a table location system that identifies where guests are sitting so you can deliver food faster. A key component of the Table Tracker system, the Table Tracker Gateway is a small, on-premise device. It interfaces with iOS Table Tracker, but also supports access via a REST API.

How Does it Work?

Order
Locate
Deliver
Analyze

A Tracker is given to customers when they order.

The Tracker reads tags on the customer's table and broadcasts its location.

Food runners reference the Order View to identify a guest's location and deliver food.

Managers can use the Table Tracker app or LRS Connect to view performance reports.

Orders represent a customer interaction and have the following properties:

  • Identified by numbers, such as 1, 2, 3,... that are assigned and associated with a Tracker.
  • Move through states such as started, located and cleared.
  • Have an order type of ON_PREMISE or TO_GO and can change types.
  • A TO_GO order will still be located when a customer places the Tracker on a table while waiting on their order.
  • Orders can be paged to notify a customer that their TO_GO order is ready for pickup.

Supported Operations

The Table Tracker Gateway API provides all the necessary methods to implement an solution equivalent to the iOS Table Tracker application.

With the API, you can:

  • Start, Locate, Page and Clear active orders.
  • Search for all Active Orders.
  • Register a REST endpoint to be notified when the status changes for any Active Order.
  • Search Order History for reporting or tracking purposes.
  • Query daily order statistics to measure average delivery times against a goal.

Authentication

Authentication is handled via basic authentication. Each request must be authenticated via a key provided by LRS during implementation. The system uses the Basic Authentication mechanism.

Use API key as the username and blank for the password. Do not forget the colon at the end.
base64("API_key:")

SSL

This manner of authentication is only secure if SSL is employed everywhere.

Discovery Service

The Gateway discovery mechanism provides a way of dynamically discovering devices that are capable of interacting with the Gateway. The discovery protocol is an implementation of Bonjour. The Gateway advertises the service type of _tracker-http._tcp.

Table Tracker Gateway API

The Table Tracker Gateway API provides all the necessary methods to implement an solution equivalent to the iOS Table Tracker application.