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

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.


source: @janettu via MSPoweruser

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18 Comments

1. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 415; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When is starbucks going to make an Android Wear app

14. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

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

10. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 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

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

nevermind

16. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Nevermind.... what?

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

6. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

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

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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!

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Holy s**t where at?

5. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Their last app being submitted in the store

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I see what you did there with that title, Alan

8. curiousDillan

Posts: 46; Member since: May 26, 2015

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

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1218; Member since: Mar 17, 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.

17. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 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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