Starbucks Brews Up an App for Android
Starbucks recently released a version of its mobile application for the Android platform. The Starbucks Card Mobile App takes advantage of the Starbucks Card platform, and will allow users to charge coffee purchases at 6,800 Starbucks coffee shops and 1,000 Target stores. The app also lets Android users manage their account, reload their card, check their reward status, and find nearby Starbucks locations. The free application works with Android devices running system 2.1 and up. Starbucks also announced that starting in July, users of all its mobile apps will be able to charge purchases to their Starbucks card at 1,000 Safeway locations.
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.
Powermat Shows Universal Fast Charging Ring
Powermat this week showed off an early version of its forthcoming universal fast wireless charging ring for public Powermat charging stations, at locations such as Starbucks. Current charging rings come in two separate versions: Lightning for iPhones, and micro-USB for all other phones.
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 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.
Verizon Allowing Customers to Send Starbucks Gift Cards via Text
Verizon Wireless today announced that its customers can send Starbucks eGift cards to one another from within the Verizon Messages application. The application lets users pick a background, amount ($5, $10, or $25), and enter a short message.
Very cool, except...
We've been able to do this for quite a while now already.
Blackberries have had this for a while. Fun not having to show a card!