By Joe | May 7, 2004 | 4 Comments
Hungry for some pizza, but can’t stand all that pesky human interaction you have to put up with ordering it on the phone? Pizza Party is your answer:
Pizza Party is a free text based software package for ordering pizza, or for throwing pizza parties.
Pizza Party has many features to make ordering pizza easy:
* Can order pizza with only a few keystrokes.
* Can save pizza preferences.
* Can use batch files for ordering many pizzas.
* Has easy to use flags for ordering different toppings.
* Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems.
* Supports most currently popular topings like “mushrooms”, and “pepperoni”!
* Unattended / background operation.
* Pizza Party is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Since it’s released under the GPL, does that mean I have to share my pizza too?
The video is pretty funny. Apparently it depends on an “Domino’s account.” Didn’t know they had those.
Out of curiosity, I downloaded it and looked at the source. It’s a very well-written Perl script. It essentially makes a series of HTTP calls to dominos.quickorder.com using LWP::UserAgent.
I don’t think this is a Web service API. I think they’re screen-scraping and posting blind. That’s a whole lotta work for the result, I think.
I guess I’ll still have to use the phone…
“Whoops! The local Domino’s Pizza store serving your zip code is not currently available for on-line internet ordering via QuikOrder.com.”
Anybody see “The Net”?