Stay home and order pizza with new US Windows Phone 8 Domino's app

Remember when having pizza delivered to your home or business via a phone call was a cool and new thing? We do (and yes, we are old) but now more people are using smartphone apps to do the same thing. Today, Microsoft announced that Domino's Pizza has launched the first version of its Windows Phone 8 app for the US market after previously releasing an app for UK residents.

Microsoft's Windows Phone blog has the details on the app, which is available for download in the Windows Phone Store. It allows users to order from all of the menu items from almost all of the 5,000 US Domino's locations. You can also use the app to create your own custom pizza creation. One neat feature makes use of Windows Phone 8's speech recognition features to let users speak their orders into the app.

The Domino's app includes a way to track past orders and receive special online coupons from their local Domino's location. Finally, the app includes a version of the Domino’s Tracker which lets users the entire process of their order from start to finish. This is especially helpful if you are picking up their meal at a Domino's location and want to be informed when it's ready.

Earlier this year, we reported that every Domino's location in the US has two PC servers that run Microsoft's Hyper-V to handle their sales, a third of which come from the Internet. Microsoft's System Center allow just two system admins to remotely control all 10,000 of those servers, with no need for each store to have a local IT team.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Domino's

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Microsoft's System Center allow just two system admins to remotely control all 10,000 of those servers, with no need for each store to have a local IT team.

I think that in itself is a more intresting story

Will Neowin be making a front page article for every WP8 app that gets released? I know this is home to a lot of m$ fanboys, but seriously? A stupid Domino's app?

mantequillas said,
Will Neowin be making a front page article for every WP8 app that gets released? I know this is home to a lot of m$ fanboys, but seriously? A stupid Domino's app?

Hello! This is NeoWIN!!! How many times do people have to point this out..?? It's not Neo MAC or NeoIOS or NeoDroid... I wanna get to know what happening in the Windows world.. I could careless what Microsoft does with their MAC, Open Source or Android divisions internally..

PoohGQ said,

Hello! This is NeoWIN!!! How many times do people have to point this out..?? It's not Neo MAC or NeoIOS or NeoDroid... I wanna get to know what happening in the Windows world.. I could careless what Microsoft does with their MAC, Open Source or Android divisions internally..


What does media access control have anything to do with operating systems? Its a network layer.

This makes me realise that in pretty soon, I'm going to be buying Pizza from my desktop through an app. I find that idea kinda strange.

Russell Green said,
This makes me realise that in pretty soon, I'm going to be buying Pizza from my desktop through an app. I find that idea kinda strange.

It's one step away from their webpage, that you can order from.

Gabe3 said,
you know your eating bad when you can order it via an app

I guess its better then making a phone call to the takeaway and they answer the call "your regular, *name*?" because they know your caller ID number so well

It gets worse - If they call you, to check you're ok because you've not placed your usual order tonight.


Still, jokes aside. Leading supermarkets let you order food via apps, even let you create regular lists of foods for shopping and let you scan barcodes in for quick entry. That's ordering via an app and it's not too bad. I lived out in the sticks for a while and it was easier and cheaper to order online every few weeks and have it delivered.

Apps are not all bad if they're done right and empower the user, and this pizza app does that. While I don't eat fast food like this, my parents used to have a stack of leaflets in the coffee table draw on the odd occasion they'd get a fast food delivery, usually just on special events. I see no reason why having an app like this on their phone isn't any different then having a leaflet stashed away somewhere.

Gabe3 said,
you know your eating bad when you can order it via an app

Hmm..I guess it's time to get rid of OpenTable app on my Lumia 710..!!!

myxomatosis said,
Ok.. I can order pizza with a Windows Phone. Sadly, most useful apps are still nowhere to be seen on the platform.

bull****, and that's all I've got to say about that...

No useful apps? You obviously don't know that Windows Phone already has most of the top downloaded apps on iPhone and Android. The platform is growing at a much faster rate than those 2 did, so if you're waiting for a particular app that's not there yet, either be patient or bug the company to make one. Most of us already have the key apps we need already.

What are you talking about? It looks really nice and clean to me, especially on the phone.
The low-res screencaps in the article make it look a bit uglier, I guess.

ACTIONpack said,
Looks too much like a 2008 html mobile design! Not even close to be a good design of a Windows Phone App!

At least it supports a pivot screen control making it more windows phone like, unlike the facebook app that's just a ios clone and feels very out of place.

j2006 said,
What are you talking about? It looks really nice and clean to me, especially on the phone.
The low-res screencaps in the article make it look a bit uglier, I guess.

Very right about the low-res images. I found that most apps do look boring in screen caps but really look good on the actual phones..