7 Great Pizza Apps

The advent of the computer and the Internet made doing, well, almost everything much, much easier, and ordering pizza is no exception. Whereas the traditional method found consumers being placed on hold and fighting to be heard over the cacophony of noises that plague pizza restaurants, online ordering has made getting a pizza delivered easier than ever. Over the past couple of years, smart phones have become commonplace, resulting in app developers streamlining the pizza delivery process and making it so you don’t even need to be near a computer to order a pizza.

The Domino’s App

Domino’s is the most popular pizza delivery restaurant in the world, so it makes sense that they would have a solid, well-built, and intuitive application from which to order a pizza. Featuring three apps - one each for the US, UK, and Australia - each one emulates the web interface, including the popular Pizza Tracker, which allows you to see the status of your pizza and its delivery in real time. According to this website, the US version of the application is the best, while the UK version is “poorly designed.” They’re all available for the Android or iPhone, and allows you to order a pizza without even moving off the couch or talking to a real human being.



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The Pizza Hut App

One of the best aspects of the Pizza Hut application is the ability to create an account, thus allowing you to save all of your information and thus prevent you from having to fill out every detail every single time you use it. The app allows you to build pizzas from scratch, select pre-made pizzas, and, well, choose from everything on the menu. It also has a database of current coupons so you can select the deals without having to seek out a physical coupon or coupon code. The UK currently doesn’t have an app yet, but those in the US and Australia can choose from Android, iPhone, and even a Windows 7 phone version.



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Little Caesar’s App

Known primarily as the home of the $5 carry out and the awesome Crazy Bread, Little Caesar’s doesn’t offer delivery, but they do offer an app. If you’re willing to get off your butt and go pick up your pizza, then this app will let you find a Little Caesar’s location before you hit the road. It also includes maps, a full menu, and even a game called “Topping Drop,” which allows you to share your high scores on Facebook and Twitter.



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Domino’s Pizza Hero

If you're not content with just an ordering app, Domino’s has its own game for the iPad. Go against the clock as you make pizzas from scratch and rise in the ranks to become a true pizza hero. You can even play against other players who have the app on the Game Center Leaderboards, as well as share your high scores on Facebook and Twitter. Best of all, it’s free.



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Pizza Maker Cooking Game

Sometimes Angry Birds and Temple Run gets boring, so why not change it up and make some virtual pizzas? Geared toward kids but likely to interest people who long to be a pizza maker, this game allows you to be a chef and create your own pizzas and play pizza-related games.



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Delicious Pizza Recipe

Featuring hundreds of classic and creative pizza recipes, this simple application gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own homemade pizzas. In addition to a basic search function, you can share your recipes across a number of social media websites, as well as bookmark your favorites so they’re at your fingertips when pizza night arrives. It’s only for the iPhone and can be purchased on iTunes for $1.99.



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Pizza Ninja Cheese Chopper

Fruit Ninja is one of the most popular apps available, featuring flying fruit that you slice apart with a swipe of your finger. In a similar vein, Pizza Ninja Cheese Chopper, available at the app store for $0.99, sees the player slicing pizzas with his or her fingers. Be careful to avoid the burnt pizzas, though. They’re bombs and will explode, ending your game.



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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM