6,000 iPads to be installed throughout United Airline’s terminal at Newark

Josh Dzieza, The Verge:

OTG Management, a company that runs airport restaurants, has been redesigning airport facilities around the country using Apple devices and custom software to make travel less hellish. Now the company is turning its attention to Newark Liberty International Airport.

As part of the program, OTG is using iOS to automate restaurant workflows:

When you buy something, OTG’s software, called Flo, sends the order directly to an iPad in the kitchen. You pay either with frequent flier miles or with a credit card, swiped at a reader on the table. When the order is up, the kitchen notifies a server through an iPod touch each employee carries.