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

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.

source: MyBucks via WPCentral



1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

60* million. And also, Coffee > Alcohol.

6. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 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.

7. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

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

8. Dastrix unregistered

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.

2. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

i agree with u

3. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

5. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

another mocking name for WP article :(

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