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Windows Phone users also drink coffee; MyBucks is a Starbucks app for the platform

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Windows Phone users also drink coffee; MyBucks is a Starbucks app for the platform
Back in 2013, Starbucks said it would not support a Windows Phone app. But if we are not mistaken, Windows Phone users also drink coffee, and many of them actually consume the stuff at Starbucks. That is why Windows Phone developer Elliot Forde has come up with MyBucks. This is a Starbucks client for Windows Phone handsets, that will do everything but drink your cup of Joe for you.

For example, the app will help you find a Starbucks near your current location. It also will let you check the status of your Starbucks card and Starbucks Rewards account. At participating stores, you can scan your phone to pay. Some locations will allow you to shake to pay (your phone that is). From your Starbucks Rewards account, you can download existing cards, or add new ones. You can even keep track of your Starbucks card through Windows Phone Wallet.

Unfortunately, you can not reload your Starbucks card through MyBucks, but that will be coming in a future update. You can consolidate all of those Starbucks gift cards that you have received from your friends and family for your birthday, or the holidays, to keep feeding that caffeine addiction. Oh, if only you could get rid of that monkey on your back!

The MyBucks app is free, and if those pesky ads annoy you, they can be removed with a 99 cent in-app purchase.

Screenshots from the Windows Phone app MyBucks
Screenshots from the Windows Phone app MyBucks
Screenshots from the Windows Phone app MyBucks

Screenshots from the Windows Phone app MyBucks


source: MyBucks via WPCentral

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posted on 31 Aug 2014, 23:24 3

1. Liveitup (Posts: 1496; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


WP currently has over 50 million users, Starbucks isn't a very smart it seems ,every sale is a dollar earned. One thing WP has always had is great client apps, much respect to those developers.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:36 2

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2054; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


60* million. And also, Coffee > Alcohol.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 06:43

6. bigdawg23 (Posts: 388; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Sure there's 50 or 60 million WP users, how many are in the US? 58% of Starbuck locations are in the US, where WP is not as popular. Before you bash me as a troll I own a Lumia 1020. Personally many apps on WP are not nearly as good as Android or iOS.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:39

7. sniper1087 (Posts: 408; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


unless you use 6tag which is better than instagram imo, with the ability to download the picture or video, it is more capable.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 22:17

8. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Good point. It certainly helps that WP doesn't have "US-centric" apps since third party apps do a much better job to provide unrestricted apps.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 23:45

2. Super3310 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 May 2014)


i agree with u

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 00:11 1

3. Penny (Posts: 1242; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Sometimes I feel it's better off that independent developers make these apps. If a large corporation is uninterested in even making an app for the platform, then any app that they do eventually make for it would probably be pretty half-baked. But an independent developer has motive to make a good app, and they usually manage to make it more attractive and less bloated.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 05:04

5. lalalaman (Posts: 373; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


another mocking name for WP article :(

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