Concept app shows you how Apple Watch will allow you to grab your Starbucks every day

Concept app shows you how Apple Watch will allow you to grab your Starbucks every day
A concept app has been produced, showing how the Apple Watch will allow you to enjoy your steaming hot beverage from Starbucks, without breaking a sweat. Now, we know that the Apple Watch won't be made available until next year, possibly in time for Valentine's Day. And while Apple does obviously understand the technology that its intelligent timepiece needs to have, Cupertino still sees its smartwatch as a fashion accessory.

With the concept put together by UI designer Impekable, we can see how the consumer can customize his shot of caffeine, get notified when it is ready, and pay using Apple Pay or a Starbucks Card. While the concept looks cool, there are some reasons why it probably is not meant to be anything more than a pipe dream.


Ironically, Starbucks does not support Apple Pay, and has its own app for iOS and Android. The app for both platforms allows to pay for your drink by using your iPhone or Android powered handset. Also, as it turns out, the Apple Watch SDK is not yet ready to support a full-featured app like the concept being presented here.

So if you need your daily cup of Joe, and you want to speed along the process, right now your best bet is to stick with the Starbucks app. What this concept does, is show us what the future holds for the Apple Watch. More specifically, it reveals how native apps for the timepiece can make the device useful in its own way.



source: CultofMac via RedmondPie

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19 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't know if I'm alone here but I still see absolutely no use for a smart watch as long as smart phones remain pocketable.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta try it though bucky

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same. I want one now.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The features they showed during the September keynote event make me far too interested in this device, to not get one when it comes out and at least give it a try. +1

15. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm super excited! Apple take my money now lmaoo

9. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think they will be fine after like the 3rd generation when they sort out all the problems.

11. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I agree. Basically, it looks like that smartwatches are designed to make people use their smartphones less. Strangewise, a lot of the smartwatch functionality is heavily dependent from a smartphone nearby. Actually, there is not much a smartwatch can do better than a smartphone. The only things smartwatches can do better is tracking certain health parameters because they are in direct contact with your body. However, health trackers are already available and they have much better battery life (up to one week) than a smartwatch because they don't need a display but transfer the data to your smartphone. Frankly spoken, I think the Apple Watch will sell better than any other smartwatch but will remain a relative flop in Apple's product portfolio because of limited added value/functionality. I think smartwatches won't experience a market breakthrough before the battery bottleneck is solved which won't happen within the next 10 years or so.

2. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

That's a nice concept, meanwhile I pay for my starbucks everyday from my Gear S

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you want like a certificate or something?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ummm ok, didn't see the need to post that but ok

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

You didn't need to post that either. And I didn't need to post this.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You and the 5 other people that own one.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol good comeback

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"meanwhile I pay for my starbucks everyday from my Gear S" He's admitting that he has affluenza and bought a giant smartwatch so he can pay for his Charbucks addiction with some new gadget. Let him enjoy his cancer coffee in peace.

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

At the very least, diabetes.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Daily exercise will burn the sugar off

17. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Overpriced coffee ordered/sold on an overpriced smartwatch. Great tandem. (But honestly, i want one! Shhhh)

18. Phonecall01 unregistered

An app on my Apple watch to help me grab my overpriced coffee....??! Yeah that makes sense if I'm an Apple guy.

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Meanwhile, in the real world, people are using their real smartwatches with real apps.

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