Dodecki suspending operations

Aloha,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

I wanted to give a quick update on Dodecki. We began having technical issues about a month ago. Unfortunately, some issues have persisted. Further, there are some changes on the horizon with some third-party vendors that necessitates us to re-write portions of our software to remain functional.

After much deliberation with my team, I’m saddened to report that we are suspending operations for the time being. We will reassess what’s next for Dodecki in the coming weeks.

I want give a huge MAHALO NUI LOA to all of our users and merchant partners. We processed nearly 2,000 orders to-date, with many of you ordering several times per week.

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

-Michael Gifford
CEO, Dodecki

Forget about fries — Rice the most popular food of 2015 in Hawaii

Sides such as salad, French fries take backseat to starchy staple

Dodecki 2015 word cloud. Rice was by far the most popular staple in Hawaii.HONOLULU, HI – December 24, 2015 — Rice was the most popular food item ordered by Hawaiian restaurant consumers in 2015, according to analytics released today by Dodecki, the mobile app that allows you to order ahead at dozens of Hawaii eateries.

Far outpacing other staples such as onions, salads, French fries and chicken, rice was part of 43 percent of all meals ordered through Dodecki. Consumers who ordered rice with their meals overwhelmingly favored white rice over brown rice, ordering white rice 72 percent of the time.

Onions were included in 20 percent of orders, French fries were included in 19 percent, while salad and chicken were both included in 17 percent of orders. Other popular order terms in 2015 included meat (16 percent), egg (16 percent), lettuce (14 percent), BBQ, (11 percent) and cheeseburger (11 percent).

This is the first year Dodecki has tracked such data.

Dodecki’s order trends for 2015 have been aggregated in a word cloud analysis, seen below, with the most popular items represented by larger fonts.

Dodecki is a Honolulu-based startup that launched earlier this year. Learn more at www.dodecki.com.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser: New local startup Dodecki shows creativity

Mike Meyer reporting in Tech View:

The local startup scene is usually a good barometer for the business environment, and I’m always encouraged by the creativity I see with young entrepreneurs.

Michael Gifford, the founder of Dodecki (www.dodecki.com), stands out. The 34-year-old … says the goal of his company is to “make the world more efficient.” He has developed an innovative mobile commerce app that allows restaurant customers to place orders through their smartphone and pay for the meal so it’s ready when they arrive.

Read full Honolulu Star-Advertiser article … Read article on StarAdvertiser.com (subscription required) …

ThinkTech Hawaii: TV interview with Dodecki CEO Michael Gifford

‘The Economy & You’ host Chris Lethem talks with Dodecki CEO Michael Gifford and ProtoHUB co-working space co-founder George Yarborough on ThinkTech Hawaii.

Hawaii Blog: App Enables Advance Ordering at Isle Restaurants

Ryan Ozawa reporting:

A locally built app for hungry people in a hurry helps customers order ahead, while also helping businesses find and keep new customers. Dodecki only hit the Apple App Store in March and came out for Android in May, but has already added its 100th restaurant.

… On the consumer end, Dodecki offers an easy way to order and pay for meals at quick-service restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and other eateries before walking in the door. Basically, Dodecki has app-ified the old-school phone and fax ordering systems. But in addition to eliminating long waits in line, the app ensures accurate orders, and facilitates cashless payments.

Read full article …

Bytemarks Cafe: Radio interview with Dodecki CEO Michael Gifford

With Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa:

Dodecki on Hawaii Public Radio

In the studio of Hawaii Public Radio in Honolulu before Bytemarks Cafe on July 1, 2015.

CEO Michael Gifford sits down with the hosts of Bytemarks Cafe on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about Dodecki at about the 11-minute mark.

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Dodecki Spotlight: Up Roll Café

 

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Check out Dodecki’s feature restaurant, Up Roll Café!

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Try a fluffy custard cream puff and elegant hazelnut latte at Up Roll Café with Dodecki!

This modern Kaka‘ako eatery serves up a unique fusion of tasty ono sushi in generous roll or bowl form; light and fluffy pastry desserts filled with airy custard or rich gelato; and smooth, aromatic coffee to get you through the day.

Since Anna and Manny Maniwa opened Up Roll Café in April, they’ve experienced bustling lunch hours.

Now patrons can avoid queueing up with Dodecki. Using the iPhone or Android app, users peruse Up Roll Café’s menu options to build their own personalized sushi roll and order and pay through the app at their leisure.

Try a delicious pork miso roll, fresh-brewed iced tea, and chocolate gelato cream puff for lunch — guaranteed to the satisfy any appetite!

It’s an awesome experience to saunter in knowing your food is prepared and paid for with your name on it. Now you’ve got more time to savor your meal or talk story instead of wasting time standing in line and rushing through your lunch break. So akamai, you!


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Dodecki launches Android version, sends users to the front of the line at favorite eating establishments

Mobile app streamlines ordering, payment, rewards for restaurant customers

Dodecki for AndroidHONOLULU, HI — May 7, 2015 — Dodecki, the Honolulu-based restaurant payment and ordering app, announced today it has launched an Android version, making it easier than ever for restaurant and coffee shop customers to get in, get out, and get on with their lives.

After launching in March on iTunes, Dodecki is also now available on Google Play.

Dodecki now gives users of both Android and iOS mobile devices the convenience of a complete, beginning-to-end ordering experience at restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and more. This comprehensive app, which was created right here in Hawaii, allows a customer to view a merchant’s menu, customize his or her order, and pay for it on most mobile devices.

The consumer can then track the order in real time to see when it is ready, and pick it up while it’s fresh and hot, without the hassle of waiting in lines or getting the order mixed up at the point of sale.

The free Dodecki mobile app, which users can download from Apple’s App Store, Google Play or at www.Dodecki.com, gives customers access to full-service ordering for many restaurants across Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui, with more to come. These merchants will offer Dodecki users exclusive discounts, loyalty rewards and coupons. This allows users to ditch a wallet full of loyalty and VIP cards, while continuing to get the best prices, offers, and discounts possible.

“Dodecki users know they’re going to get the correct order fast, hassle-free, and at the lowest cost offered by our merchants,” said Dodecki CEO and co-founder Michael Gifford. “Why spend time standing in line at your favorite coffee shop when the perfect venti double-mocha latte is at your fingertips?”

Users link their Dodecki account to their preferred method of payment — credit card or debit card — and use a simple menu interface to customize their favorite meal, snack or drink before they finalize their purchase. When the order is ready, the user is notified and can then stroll past the line to the counter to retrieve it.

Frequent orders can be saved and easily resubmitted for future purchases.

Some apps allow users to place orders, while others offer users mobile coupons. Some allow mobile payments and others include loyalty programs. But Dodecki is the only app that combines all these features into one streamlined, easy-to-use interface.

“Dodecki’s mission is simple — to help customers skip the queue and get on with their day,” Gifford said. “Dodecki simplifies the everyday process of getting coffee, take-out, or treats. From ordering to paying to getting discounts, Dodecki puts the entire process in one place.”

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Pacific Business News: Restaurant take-out app Dodecki launches in Hawaii

Lorin Eleni Gill reporting:

A new mobile application launching in Hawaii expedites the take-out process by allowing restaurant customers to skip lines and pay for their orders in advance.

… The free app allows customers to view menus, customize orders, pay by mobile, and get discounts at restaurants including Teddy’s Bigger Burgers and Paina Cafe. About 100 menus from restaurants on Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui are available.

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Dodecki moves Honolulu users to the front of the line

New mobile app streamlines ordering, payment, rewards for restaurant customers

Dodecki promo imageHONOLULU, HI — March 17, 2015 — Long lines. Misinterpreted orders. Fumbling for cash. They’re all problems of the past with today’s launch of Dodecki, a payment and ordering app that brings the take-out dining experience to the cutting edge of mobile technology.

Honolulu-based Dodecki achieves something no other app is capable of — a complete, beginning-to-end ordering experience for customers at restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and more. This comprehensive app, which was created right here in Hawaii, allows a customer to view a merchant’s menu, customize his or her order, and pay for it — all on a mobile device. The consumer will then be able to track the order in real time to see when it will be ready and pick it up while it’s fresh and hot, without the hassle of waiting in lines or getting the order mixed up at the point of sale.

The free Dodecki mobile app, which users can download at www.Dodecki.com, gives customers access to full-service ordering for many restaurants across Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui, with more to come. These merchants will offer Dodecki users exclusive discounts, loyalty rewards and coupons, allowing users to ditch a wallet full of loyalty and VIP cards, while continuing to get the best prices, offers, and discounts possible.

“Dodecki users know they’re going to get the correct order fast, hassle-free and at the lowest cost offered by our merchants,” said Dodecki CEO and co-founder Michael Gifford. “Why spend time standing in line at your favorite coffee shop when the perfect venti double-mocha latte is at your fingertips?”

Users link their Dodecki account to their preferred method of payment — credit card or debit card — and use a simple menu interface to customize their favorite meal, snack or drink before they finalize their purchase. When the order is ready, the user is notified and can then stroll past the line to the counter to retrieve it.

Frequent orders can be saved and easily resubmitted for future purchases.

Some apps allow users to place orders, while others offer users mobile coupons. Some allow mobile payments and others include loyalty programs. But Dodecki is the only app that combines all these features into one streamlined, easy-to-use interface.

“Dodecki’s mission is simple — to help customers get in, get out, and get on with their lives,” Gifford said. “Dodecki simplifies the entire everyday process of getting coffee, take-out, or treats. From ordering to paying to getting discounts, Dodecki puts the entire process in one place.”

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