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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Mobile Payment App For iPhone and Android



In an effort to keep up with Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts now has its own mobile payment app for iOS and Android.

The new Dunkin’ Donuts app, is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. The app uses a barcode system for mobile payments, similar to the Starbucks app before the company teamed with Square. To pay for their donuts and coffee users just need to put money on the virtual card and have the cashier scan the code to complete the purchase.

The system isn’t as easy as something like Square, where the money charges to a credit card¬†automatically. It is easier than carrying around a wallet, however, as long as the card is always full.

Donukin' Donuts mobile payments app

Dunkin’ Donuts’ app also lets users send gift cards to their friends through email, SMS, or Facebook Connect. Virtual cards, called mGifts, can range from $2 to $100, and will show up in the other person’s app. It’s perfect for giving someone money for a trip to the donut shop without having to actually hand over cash.

The new app also has information about Dunkin’ Donuts. The app can help users find the closest location, the store hours, and drive-thru availability. The app also has nutritional information, so users can find out just how many calories each donut has before they consider buying one.

It’s nice to see another retailer jump on board mobile payments, but we wish the company would just join an existing network. The new app is nice, and even works without web access, but it’s still yet another app to download for mobile payments. It’d be nice if more companies would join under one system so users only need to have one or two apps for mobile payments.



  1. Caffeine Addict

    08/16/2012 at 12:05 pm

    I’m alright with the Starbucks payment app remaining separate from other mobile payment platforms since it’s also tied to their rewards program (and the only thing better than a venti salted caramel mocha latte is a free venti salted caramel mocha latte), but this seems to have some cool features Starbucks could learn from. I’d love to be able to gift other people some Starbucks funds from their app instead of being limited to their website, and nutritional info would be nice too.

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    08/16/2012 at 9:23 pm

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    • Accept Credit Cards on iPhone

      08/20/2012 at 10:00 am

      After mobile payment technology making a splash at the 2012 Olympics. I’m sure more and more businesses will start using one form of mobile payments or another. This will soon be the industry norm.

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