Cloakr allows venues to automate the cloaking process while also capturing data about customers’ demographics and patronage habits.

Developed by Dominic Goldsworthy, entrepreneur and first year business student at Swinburne University of Technology, Cloakr is Australia’s first digital cloakroom for nightclubs and event spaces.

“It all started on a Tuesday night at a pub near the uni. There were lots of people at the venue but I noticed there was no cloakroom, so I offered to run one for the pub using an excel spreadsheet I developed,” Goldsworthy said.

 “After four months of using the spreadsheet, I thought it would make a great app. I contacted a local developer, inoutput, to build the app and that was the beginning of Cloakr.

“The way it works is pretty simple. Patrons enter their contact details on an iPad, they key in how many items they want to cloak and a ticket is printed wirelessly,” he added.

Goldsworthy is looking to integrate SMS and point of sale software into the program, which is currently being used in 20 venues, including Sydney and Melbourne nightclubs.

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