Gonzaga University has launched Tapingo mobile ordering on its Spokane, Washington campus, giving students the ability to place food orders from their smartphones for a number of on-campus locations.
According to a report from the Gonzaga Bulletin, retail dining locations on campus including Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels and university-run cafe The Bulldog are all leveraging the Tapingo app and services. In addition to the standard credit-debit card payments options, Gonzaga students, faculty and staff can also choose to link their campus ID card and use Bulldog Bucks as a form of payment.
Gonzaga Dining staff met with Tapingo representatives earlier this year to formulate a launch plan for the app. As part of the multi-stage transition, Tapingo’s software had to be synced with Gonzaga retailers before being available for student use.
“We planned how to incorporate the app at all retail dining locations on campus and worked with campus representatives to link Bulldog Bucks to the app,” said Tyson Skeen, retail manager at Gonzaga’s Hemmingson student center, in an interview with The Bulletin. “We also worked with campus IT to ensure a successful launch.
University officials also crafted a marketing campaign to help promote the app and teach those on campus how to start ordering. Getting started with Tapingo is quick and simple, as students need only download the app, select the Gonzaga location option and link a preferred form of payment.