Offices across Canada are rejoicing today as Tim Hortons has launched TimmyRun.com, an application that allows the person making the coffee run to easily collect and then distribute orders for up to 20 people (sorry person number 21). The website covers Timmy’s full beverage menu, hot and cold, and allows users to customize their beverages so they can get their double-doubles without worry. The app doesn’t include food though, so you’ll have to stick to traditional methods for the doughnut and bagel orders.
Users sign up on the website and can add up to two drinks to their profile. Then members can start groups so that when someone initiates a coffee run all members are notified by email. Everyone has a limited time to opt-in before the run is made. Once the orders are in, the runner can print the order list or have it emailed to their smart phone.
The fun twist that Tim Hortons has put in is that you can create private groups. What this lets you do is keep track or your friend’s or colleague’s favourite drinks and surprise them with one without notifying them that you’ve initiated a TimmyRun.