Get your Caffeine Fix with your Phone

| January 19, 2011 | Reply

If you’re a caffeine addict like me, this app might be your saving grace. Although the Starbucks Card Mobile App has been around for a bit, it’s now a way to pay. Basically, it’s a digital version of your Starbucks card. Assuming you have a Starbucks card, you can use the Starbucks Card Mobile App instead of cash or the card at any of the 7,500 stores that are using this method.

The app is pretty simple. Not only can you pay for your Cinnamon Dolce Latte with it, but you can also top up your card right from the app. Oh–one more thing. There is a store location feature, so you never have to go far without your coffee fix. The Starbucks Card Mobile App is free and available in Blackberry App World and the iPhone App Store. I hope an Android version comes soon! Let us know what you think in the comments!

Back in September, we tested out the Starbucks Card Mobile app, then a BlackBerry app that kicked off a pilot program for a digital prepaid Starbucks loyalty card on your mobile phone.

Today, Starbucks is expanding the program past its pilot retail stores, including kiosks at Target. Now the Starbucks Card Mobile app (for iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry) is a digital version of your prepaid card that you can actually use in 7,500 stores instead of cash or your plastic card to buy those frothy cappuccinos and extra-hot venti decaf skinny hazelnut lattes.

We tested out the app again just for fun, and found it worked smoothly. You have to already have a Starbucks card, which we do, and it helps to have your credit card or PayPal information already added to your account. Virtually topping up the digital card was a snap, and paying was as easy as pressing a button and waiting for the app to generate a bar code.

The store location feature is another bonus; it uses Google Maps to help you find the source of your next caffeine fix.

The Starbucks Card Mobile app is free, and available through BlackBerry App World and the iPhone App Store. We expect to see a version for Android next.
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Source: CNET


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I’m from New Hampshire, and I’ve been a nerd since the age of 5. I’m currently rocking a Droid X, but in the past, I’ve owned Droid 1, Blackberry Storm 2, and Blackberry Storm 1. I’m an analyst by day and a tech blogger by night.