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Jun 15, 2011

Starbucks Rolls Out Mobile Payment App for Android Users

After having already introduced its own iOS app, Starbucks has now decided to bring mobile mocha payments to Android users, as well. With the free Starbucks for Android app, all you have to do is add credit to your mobile Starbucks Card, scan the app's barcode at the cash register, and that triple shot skinny latte will be yours to pound.

 Available on devices running Android 2.1 or above, the service will also locate all outlets within your immediate vicinity, while offering even more coffee-based incentives, via Starbucks' rewards program. Thus far, there are about 6,800 stores that support mobile payments, though the company is planning to add an additional 1,000 locations, this July.

10 comments:

phosports said...

good idea from starbucks, but i think we are relying on technology too much

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

Awesome - japanese phones have had this technology for years - finally getting around to it here

Zombie said...

I need my COFFEE!!!

Xenototh said...

Good move for their business model. It's right in their demographic.

LadyS said...

I like the apps giving out free things. Like a coupon or something. It's a really cool idea! Wouldn't surprise me if it helped business a lot.

Smile said...

Who would wanna pay for coffee by phone?

Jezzima said...

kinda cool. too bad i'm not big on starbucks.

Moobeat said...

oh snap

ZKMin said...

They also have this system for subway in NYC

duffboi said...

That's a pretty neat idea. I didn't see that coming.