May 31, 2018
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Ciklum’s Head of Mobile Stack Featured in Survey of Restaurant Loyalty Apps

Ciklum’s Head of Mobile Stack Featured in Survey of Restaurant Loyalty Apps

Exactly half (50%) of smartphone owners regularly use restaurant loyalty rewards app, according to a new survey by The Manifest, a B2B news an how-to site.

The Manifest surveyed 500+ smartphone owners across the U.S. to better understand trends when it comes to popular categories of mobile apps. The latest survey specifically focuses on food delivery and restaurant loyalty rewards app.

Ciklum’s head of mobile stack, Olexandr Leuschenko, provided industry insight to The Manifest, contextualizing the data.

The survey found that Starbucks has the most popular restaurant loyalty rewards app. Nearly half of respondents said they regularly use Starbucks’ app, compared to 34% who use the Domino’s app and 30% who use the Pizza Hut app.

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The Starbucks app succeeds because it provides a comprehensive and engaging user experience. It taps into the trend of gamification, in which gamelike elements – such as awards and competition – are inserted into everyday experiences.

Olexandr Leuschenko
Gamification makes users return to the app […] Gamification revolves around social actions and receiving awards – badges, likes, leaderboards, and other things that give the user a special status. People like to be the best in something almost as much as they like to get a free product.
Olexandr Leuschenko, Ciklum’s Head of mobile stack

The Starbucks app allows users to collect points, or “stars,” with each purchase they make. Once the user has accumulated enough points, they can redeem a free Starbucks product.

Overall, the Starbucks app’s gamification is communicated well and is effective.

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Consumers most frequently use restaurant loyalty apps to accrue rewards or points; 72% of restaurant loyalty app users say they use the apps to do this, compared to 54% that use them to order food ahead of time and 42% who use them to collect non-reward discounts/coupons.

The survey also found that consumers prefer food delivery apps that provide a better restaurant options, more so than apps that provide discounts or better features.

One-fifth (20%) of respondents say they use their favorite food delivery app the most because it has better restaurant options.

The survey can be used by restaurant or business owners who may be seeking to implement a delivery app or loyalty app into their marketing strategy. Read The Manifest’s full survey on food delivery and restaurant loyalty rewards apps.

Read about the trends that will redefine mobile app development in the upcoming year in the Whitepaper: “Trends That Will Shape Mobile App Development In 2018”

For more information on what all goes into building efficient applications and the technology behind them, contact Ciklum today.  Our team of experts will assist and walk you through the development of any app.


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