This iOS App Helps You Split Your Complicated Dinner Bill
Everyone knows that one dinner guest. You know, the guy who pulls up to an eight-person meal, slurps down seven specialty cocktails and, when the plates are cleared, eagerly suggests that you split the bill evenly. The new iOS app, Plates, is here to put a stop to his kind by helping you to quickly and painlessly divvy up restaurant meal bills. So you’ll never have to chip in for a drunk acquaintance’s Long Island ice tea again.
This is how it works:
1. Download the app on iOS here. Open it.
2. You’ll be shown a horizontal default screen that’s meant to mimic what your current meal situation might look like. It starts with two plates but allows you to add as many as 10 people to the table.
3. Every time you add another person, a new plate appears. When you’re all finished, tap Next.
4. Then you’ll be asked to enter the raw total before complicating factors like tax and tip.