Starbucks App for iPhone Updated with Tipping Feature
Starbucks today announced that a brand new version of its mobile application for the iPhone will be available March 19. The biggest addition to the app will be the ability to make digital tips, ranging between 50 cents and $2. Customers will be able to add a tip up to two hours after their transaction, so it doesn't need to be made at the time of payment. All transactions are saved in digital form in the app. Digital tipping will be available at 7,000 U.S. stores. The app also adds a new "Shake to Pay" feature, which will bring up the barcode of the owner's Starbucks Card anytime by shaking their mobile device. Starbucks said the new app includes a number of user interface changes as well, which are meant to make the app quicker and easier to use. The Starbucks app is free to download from the iTunes App Store. The new version arrives next week. Starbucks said similar changes will come to the Android mobile app later this year.
Powermat Charging Stations May Soon Require App
Powermat today announced a new "mobile engagement platform" that will allow public charging station providers such as Starbucks to push marketing directly to phones via an app. Companies that choose to deploy the new platform will be able to require users to download and install the app before their phones will charge.
Starbucks Debuts Brand New Windows 10 Mobile App
Starbucks today released a new application for Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform. The app, available in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, allows Windows users to find stores, manage account details, and make payments.
Starbucks Mobile Apps Let Anyone Order Ahead
Starbucks has expanded the availability of its mobile ordering feature to all 7,400 company-owned stores around the U.S. Starbucks also made the feature available to Android devices for the first time.
Starbucks Adds Spotify Music Discovery to Mobile Apps
Starbucks today expanded the scale of its mobile application to include Spotify-backed music discovery. People who visit Starbucks stores will be able to use the Starbucks mobile app to discover what songs are being played in-store and save those songs to a personal Spotify playlist.
Starbucks Mobile App Users Can Order By Voice
Starbucks today announced two voice-driven features that will let people place orders by speaking rather than typing. Both tools rely on the Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay functionality within the mobile application, which makes it possible for people to place orders via their mobile device before they arrive at their favored Starbucks location.