As of yesterday, due to a complaint from Dunkin’ Brands, I’m forced to remove this app from listing. I have not decided what to do with it. For existing users, this means you’ll likely not see any update in some time before I sort this out. I’m sorry, but this is out of my control.
You’ve reached the official page of DunkinWP, an unofficial app on windows phone for Dunkin Donuts. Feel free to leave comments below.
Download Link: Download DunkinWP for WP 8.1 Here
Changelog for version 2.0.0:
TOTALLY redesigned UI with some great help from the great people at lancelot software. Be sure to check out their app portfolio here.
Q: Could you add the “Free Things”/location-based/mobile offer as in iOS/Android apps?
A: I have considered doing this, but I have decided not to implement location/mobile-based offer for now. The reason is two-fold:
1. The intention of building this app is such that WP users can get a easier access to their DDPerks accounts to use their registered DD cards, check their DDPoints progress, and, when they accumulate 200 points, use their DDPerks Reward certificate. To me, it surely beats using a plastic DD card or a screenshot of other OS’s app that shows the QR code, and when you get the reward certificate, keep the receipt it’s printed on, open the email or even the DDPerks web page. To that end, this app achieves that goal.
2. This app is already in uncharted water in terms of reverse-engineering, and adding location/mobile-based offer, while welcomed by users, will push me into deeper and potentially hotter waters. From what I can tell, it’s clear that the backend of iOS/Android app does statistics stuff for their location/mobile coupons(“coupon is only valid within 10 minutes after you hit redeem”, remember?), and I believe by adding us into the mix will only bring more attention to them, increasing the risk of being forced to de-list from app store. Granted, this is not 6snap, and Dunkin is not Snapchat, but this is a risk I’m not willing to take. Therefore I only included the offers that every DDPerks member is able to see regardless of which mobile device you use. The same list of offers you can see when you login to ddperks.com on your desktop. While this is not the optimal solution, I have to make this tradeoff.
UPDATE 9-28-2015: I believe Dunkin has recently changed their backend system, so that some offers will not require a coupon QR code to be scanned. You just use your registered card to pay, and you will be charged the correct amount. This has worked for me on at least two occasions: the 99c any size dark roast coffee deal that ended yesterday, as well as free coffee when Patriots win. A general rule of thumb is that when you hear about the offer in a commercial, if it mentions “pay with your registered card” or something like that, there is a good chance that that particular offer is activated simply by paying with the app. Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for any extra charges caused by this. I don’t know if other markets’ system has been updated, or if an offer actually requires a coupon code. So if you have any doubt, check with the store, and/or use the official version of the app on ios/android.