The Verge Interview zahid When his tweet starts, about his project.
He started a project investigating the McDonald’s location in Germany where he lives. He biked through Berlin and actually visited McDonald’s location to make sure McBroken’s data was correct. After passing those tests, he expanded to the United States. He also noticed that the minute timeframe was too fast right after launch. The app pinned him to a bot and blocked access. However, if I try to add McSundae to my cart every 30 minutes, it seems that McBroken stays up to date and meets McDonald’s app’s human pursuit criteria.
This is not the first time a customer has attempted to develop a technical solution to McDonald’s corporate problems. In 2017, a woman named Raina McLeod created an app that tracks McDonald’s ice cream machine in action. By McLeod Explained to BuzzFeed At the time she created the app “after the ice cream machine was down and Oreo McFlurry’s cravings weren’t met late at night.”
However, McLeod’s app relied on crowdsourced data, so it only worked well for ice cream buyers who use it. By going directly to the source, McBroken can keep its data more accurate and up to date.
In part, McDonald’s doesn’t seem particularly upset about Zahid’s project. Company Long recognized Ice cream machines are the weakest part of the lineup. David Tovar, Corporate Communications and Government Relations Executive on Twitter Applause for the effort. “Only true McDonald’s fans will do this to ensure their customers get delicious ice cream!” Toba said. “Thank you! We know there is an opportunity to continue satisfying more and more customers with sweet snacks.”
In the meantime, according to Business Insider report Since last week, the franchise is looking for its own solution to solve the problem on its own and make sure the ice cream machine works more often.
Is McDonald’s broken ice cream machine the most pressing problem humanity faces? Of course not. But in years like 2020 we should have the tools to save you from as little joy and disappointment as possible before Being on the drive-through line can improve your life in a small and measurable way.