Tutkoo Inc. Develops To Evolve App Economy
Enabling mobile commerce for small-medium businesses through customizable and affordable tools
VANCOUVER — September 14, 2016 — Tutkoo Inc. is pleased to announce the deployment of SkilletNow, a mobile application powered by The Skillet Group, currently in use at Skillet’s newest restaurant located in Seattle’s Denny Regrade neighborhood. The custom software solutions company has designed and built the app with busy professionals in mind, allowing users the ease and convenience of ordering ahead and picking up in store, hassle free. Tutkoo offers unique and affordable solutions for small-medium businesses with limited technology and financial resources, allowing them to compete in a growing mobile-first marketplace.
Tutkoo attributes its success and ability to construct such brand-specific products to Microsoft Bizspark Plus, a company-driven program that offers software, services, support, and visibility to qualifying start ups. Access to Microsoft Azure, and its support of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), lets Tutkoo develop independent brand apps that serve niche audiences at an affordable price point, granting clients like Skillet access to the mobile commerce space.
“With the rise of innovative, new mobile platforms and support from corporate programs like Microsoft, we’re able to access crucial products at lower price points and pass the cost-savings down to our clients,” said Harsimrat Thukral, founder and CEO of Tutkoo Inc. “SkilletNow is just one example of how we plan to disrupt and radically reshape the app economy landscape.”
Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. said, “As the cloud transforms entire industries, SkilletNow by Tutkoo is an example of how the agility, scale and cost benefits of Microsoft Azure can help enable the development of new business models and empower small businesses.”
Available on iOS and Android, SkilletNow currently supports online ordering, payment, and in-store pickup. Additional services rolling out shortly include delivery and a customer-driven, dine-in experience — the enjoyment of Skillet’s atmosphere with minimal wait staff interaction. The streamlined process is a win-win for restaurant-goers and owners alike: customers order meals; split bills; make payment, and leave at their convenience; meanwhile increased table turnover offers incremental sales for restaurants.
“In a dynamic and ever-changing restaurant industry, we’re embracing the opportunity to provide our customers a next-level, dining experience through our own brand entity,” said Jon Severson, president of The Skillet Group. “Thanks to Tutkoo we’re able compete in a space dominated by big players like Starbucks and Taco Bell; it’s a real game changer, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the next version of SkilletNow.”
ABOUT TUTKOO INC.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tutkoo Inc. is redefining commerce for small and medium sized businesses by providing them with customizable and scalable tools and services to profitably grow their businesses. Since launching in May 2014, Tutkoo has enabled real-time commerce for local businesses and consumer products, helping shoppers access the best that businesses have to offer. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Tutkoo visit: http://www.mintyfusion.com/.
ABOUT THE SKILLET GROUP
Launched in 2007 in Seattle, Skillet Street Food was one of the pioneers of the upscale street food movement that has swept the country. Skillet redefines modern American food: approachable, upscale, prepared with classic technique and using local and seasonal ingredients. The original street food business, which operated from a vintage Airstream trailer-turned commercial kitchen, now includes four restaurants, a line of food products and currently three food trucks. The core principles that inspired this growth to remain the same: flavorful food prepared with care, the best ingredients, and an innovative experience that consistently surprises and satisfies. For more information about The Skillet Group visit: https://www.skilletfood.com/