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Starbucks U.S. does give beans about Windows Phone, plans on offering an app for customers

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Starbucks U.S. does give beans about Windows Phone, plans on offering an app for customers
If you're a coffee drinker in the U.S. who swallows the stuff by the gallons at Starbucks, you can pay to get your caffeine fix using the iOS and Android app as a mobile payment service. If you're a Windows Phone owner, you might have had to rely on downing cans of Coca-Cola to get your caffeine. That's because Starbucks doesn't support the platform in the states. Well, at least it didn't until now.

According to a tweet from Seattle Times reporter Janet Tu, Starbucks announced at its annual stockholder's meeting today that it will soon be launching a U.S. based Starbucks app for Windows Phone. The app will join other Windows Phone powered Starbucks apps in use in other countries like Mexico and Russia.

While there happens to be a third-party Windows Phone app called Buckstar that will work in the states, most consumers probably prefer to use the official Starbucks app. Now that the company has made its intentions clear at the annual stockholders' meeting, we imagine that the app should be launching soon.

Starbucks will launch a Windows Phone app in the U.S

Starbucks will launch a Windows Phone app in the U.S


source: @janettu via MSPoweruser

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posted on 23 Mar 2016, 17:23 4

1. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS (Posts: 176; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)


Since Microsoft did the whole universal thing, they've started to notice us Windows users. my 950xl we be very happy that the world doesn't see Windows users like smeagol.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 17:58

3. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


When is starbucks going to make an Android Wear app

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 02:00

14. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


What does that have to do with what he just said?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 22:32

10. justrt (Posts: 330; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


True, true. New Instagram, Bank of America is coming back with an universal app..
I really hope for Google to come on board too with YouTube and Chrome

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 06:09

18. elitewolverine (Posts: 5018; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Chrome is meh other than syncing bookmarks, so I guess its cool there. YouTube is really meh when you have tubecast

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 17:52

2. Planterz (Posts: 1999; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


nevermind

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 02:05

16. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Nevermind.... what?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 18:08

4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 358; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Wow the minority of 3% should feel real happy having a Starbucks app.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 19:21

6. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Why should they be too happy? Starbucks' app isn't a gold mine or sacred stuff.

Nice rant, though.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 00:24

12. Doakie (Posts: 1855; Member since: 06 May 2009)


HEY I JUST BOUGHT A LUMIA 640 FOR $11.99 ON CLEARANCE TO REPLACE MY THIRD PLACE BACKUP LUMIA 635!!! I WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT BACK!

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 02:01

15. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Holy s**t where at?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 18:16

5. vijay.alapati (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Their last app being submitted in the store

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 19:46

7. ThePython (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I see what you did there with that title, Alan

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 21:46

8. curiousDillan (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 May 2015)


They're from Seattle. They take care of their own. It makes sense to me!

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 00:27 1

13. Doakie (Posts: 1855; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Y'know if Windows Phone had a proper app ecosystem my third place backup phone might actually become my second place backup. Jk, I might actually consider using Windows Phone as my primary platform again. I used to use WP as my primary back in the HTC HD7 days.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 06:23 1

19. elitewolverine (Posts: 5018; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


that hd7 was king for me for a long time, loved the wider screen, stand, long battery. Its what made me get rid of my android/ios I was using for personal/work usage. Well not get rid, but made them secondary. Even now I still have to carry an ios/android device around as part of my job

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:48

20. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


You need to alert your work place that Android and IOS are security vulnerabilities and to stop using them. You need to be using Blackberry or Windows Phone 8/8.1 or Windows 10 mobile to be secure.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 02:07

17. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Good news, excited to see it although I don't see anywhere in the article if it's for windows 10 or windows 8.1

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