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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

Dodecki Spotlight: Up Roll Café

 

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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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Startup Reboot

In a previous email, I’d said that launching a startup was hard — much harder than I’d ever anticipated. Since then, it’s been a crazy rollercoaster ride, with some really low lows. We had some changes late last year on our core team that posed an existential threat to the company. Had I not had the vision and passion to persevere, it would have been so easy to give up and walk away many times.

But we did press on, firmly believing that Dodecki still has a big role to play in the emerging mobile commerce sector.

In June, we recruited Titus Peterson as Dodecki’s CTO and immediately began assessing our situation. Our top priority was getting a product launched quickly to gain traction in the shortest amount of time. With that goal in mind, we ‘rebooted’ the company, distilled Dodecki down to some key features, and got to work.

dodecki-rebootAfter months of labor, I’m thrilled to announce that Dodecki v1.0 is about to be submitted to the Apple App Store, with an Android app slated for the spring. This release lets you skip the queue and order ahead from your phone. And we’re launching in Hawaii!

Our Deals + Rewards feature offers users personalized discounts and loyalty rewards for using Dodecki. It’s also a way for any business of any size to target a very specific (or broad) audience based on any number of attributes, including user demographics, geographics, diets, preferences, and more. This technology is a marketer’s dream — empowering mom-and-pops shops and enterprise companies alike!

Brian Pernicone joined Team Dodecki late last year as our Director of Communications. I’m collaborating with him to help get the word out in the coming weeks.

We’re hustling to build a sustainable, super-scalable company. I’m working closely with our COO, Brendan Shriane, to get restaurants on board.

We value your thoughts and any feedback to make Dodecki better!

-Michael Gifford
CEO

Interesting articles on food ordering

dodecki-icon-_0015_dodecki_appHere’s [another way] Dodecki could make a huge difference in the marketplace. Bring on the big, complicated, hard-to-pronounce orders and make some extra money, restaurateurs.

 

The original article from Slate is [here].