The nerds over in MailChimp Labs have built a working prototype for an iPad app that we hope to launch very soon. The idea is that you can place an iPad next to your store register, and run this app to let people subscribe to your list. Given how new and magical the iPad is right now, it’s a great gimmick for getting signups. While our crew was filming the demo below at Octane Coffee, customers kept volunteering to sign up.
The app is still under development (but very far along). We’re wrapping up some code and will submit it to Apple soon (wish us luck). You can sign up to this email list if you’d like an update when it’s available.