• About
  • Careers
  • Newsletter
News Meal app 'Tapingo' hits USM

Meal app ‘Tapingo’ hits USM

-

The University of Southern Mississippi is the first college in the state to adopt mobile meal application Tapingo for its campus.

Tapingo is an application designed for quick access to convenient meals. In partnering with the application, USM Eagle Dining plans to enhance the student dining experience.

Users can search for nearby restaurants, browse through menus, customize orders and pay for meals online. The food will either be delivered or ready for pick-up when the user arrives at the restaurant.

Lauren Brescher, Eagle Dining’s Marketing Manager, said she is excited to bring Tapingo to USM.

“We think it will add a lot of value to our meal plans, and students can use their bonus bucks or dining dollars to pay through the app,” Brescher said. “We know that students are very busy, trying to get from one place to another [and] trying to eat between classes, and it isn’t always easy to wait in line at Chick-Fil-A.”

Tapingo separates itself from other transaction systems in that it is a fully-launched mobile asset. The app recognizes the user’s location and becomes familiar with the user’s preferences over time to make contextual recommendations.

Tapingo Head of Public Relations Leanne Reis said Tapingo works with forward-looking universities that prioritize student engagement and quality of life on campus.

“We’re using mobile technology to solve a key problem for students: lack of time,” Reis said. “Tapingo provides a streamlined buying process, eliminates operational inefficiencies, and drives habitual purchases. Whether it’s the long lines between classes or late-night study sessions, students need a solution that meets their needs.”

The application can also anticipate a user’s orders and request to order items based on regular eating habits. For example, if the user orders a latte every morning, Tapingo will request that the user place the order.

USM students became aware about the application through emails, alerts, as well as booths set up around campus dining areas.

“I decided to use it because I thought it would save me time during my busy day, but I still had to wait in line at Chick-Fil-A to pick up my order,” said freshman Cameron Nocera. “The app is pretty easy to use, and I would definitely encourage more students to use it once more food places on campus create express lines such as Starbuck’s Tapingo Express Pickup.”

“Imagine the scenario in which ten students get out of class and all head to the same restaurant,” Reis said. “You have 10 people in line, and the last person will have barely any time to actually eat before their next class. Now imagine five of those people use Tapingo to order before class ends. All 10 leave class together, but by the time they get to the restaurant, five people’s orders are ready and waiting, cutting the line down to five people.”

More information on Tapingo and its affiliates and services can be found at tapingo.com.


 

Latest news

University extends condolences to families, community members after plane crash

During the overnight hours last night, The University of Southern Mississippi was notified of a tragic plane...

Saweetie and Little Mix celebrate their independence with “Confetti”

Sometimes, a breakup is more of a celebration than a sad event. Pop group Little Mix returned...

Southern Miss NFL Draft prospects look to continue careers as free agents

Though Southern Miss's two NFL Draft prospects were not selected in this year’s draft, wide receiver Tim...

H.E.R. continues to grow artistically with “Come Through”

Over the past several years, we have watched R&B singer H.E.R. grow more comfortable artistically, peeling off...

Southern Miss wins another series, but misses opportunity to take over division

Southern Miss (26-13, 13-6 Conference USA) earned the series win with three victories against Western Kentucky University...

Finding meaning in graduating through ‘The Graduate’

When Benjamin Braddock’s father asks what he is worrying about, the young college graduate replies with a...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you