By Starbucks Coffee Company
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The Starbucks® app for iPhone® is the quickest, easiest way to pay for your coffee—no wallet necessary. The app is completely redesigned with an improved interface, a more personal dashboard experience, digital tipping and other great features, including easy access to our loyalty program, My Starbucks Rewards®.
And you’ll get a free drink at participating stores (some restrictions apply) when you join My Starbucks Rewards® and sign up for email rewards.
App features when you’re a member of My Starbucks Rewards®:
• Pay: Use your iPhone®/iPod® Touch to pay at 7,000 U.S. company-operated Starbucks® stores and 2,500 Target and Safeway Starbucks® locations. Check your Starbucks Card balance, reload your Card, view your transaction history and transfer balances between Cards.
• Tipping: Leave a digital tip on purchases made with your Starbucks Card at U.S. company-operated Starbucks® stores.
• Passbook: Add your Starbucks Card to Passbook.
• Rewards: Track your Stars and redeem your rewards in the My Starbucks Rewards® program.
• Gift: Send Starbucks Card eGifts to friends via email.
App features when you’re not a member of My Starbucks Rewards®:
• Inbox: Receive Starbucks notifications, special offers and the Pick of the Week.
• Store Locator: Find the stores nearest you, directions, hours and amenities.
For more information, please visit http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps/
The Starbucks application uses location services (user-enabled) to support store location and Order features, as well as to utilize iBeacon technology for guided experiences in our Starbucks Roastery.*
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.2.4
This release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Why does app need to use GPS all of the time?
Please, Starbucks app developers, read this!
I use the Starbucks app mostly for paying in store. The app is stable and has an attractive design. The biggest issue is how it utilizes the phone’s GPS. The only options for its GPS usage are “Always” or “Never”. The third option most apps provide is “While Using”. In my experience, having an app that is always getting GPS information is bad, not just kind of bad, but really bad, for draining your battery. Why does the Starbucks app need to be getting GPS information all the time? Why, when I close my background running apps, and have no background apps does the Starbucks app apparently continue to pull GPS information? Why, with no background apps running do I go into my location service privacy screen and tell the Starbucks app to “never” have access to GPS, only then does the GPS indicator go away?
I have one simple suggestion, update the app to only use GPS when the app is in use. That will be better for everyone, especially those of us who can’t plug in during the day and always seem to be in transit. Oh, and for all of the iPhone 6 folks, please update the app to fully support that device. I plan on getting one in a few months and would like to think that issue would be addressed at the same time you address the GPS usage issue.
Applepay is still broken
***4th update so far and still applepay doesn't work. I don't even use this app anymore but check in from time to time to see if the developers have fixed a primary means of reloading the card. Maybe by the 5th update they'll figure it out.
**newest update designed to fix applepay issue STILL didn't fix the address corruption. There's really no point in using the app if you can't load the card from the phone. It's a waste of time to give barista a credit card to swipe then scan my phone to load only to then start a new transaction to ring up drunk and use phone. I'm not using this app anymore or the card. Easier to just use my debit until you fix it.
Second update addressing Apple Pay and it still crashes. I guess I moved and no one told me, because my address for some reason makes Apple pay crash the app. Hope this is being addressed...I've stopped using my gold card because of it.
I go to Starbucks all the time - if I have time and money I am at the nearest location. But, I think any amount from as low as $1.00 should be allowed to be added for those who are in a pinch and just want enough to cover a drink. I hate that I can't zoom in or out of the maps - I don't always want to have to set a navigation route up to get a closer look of the area the store is I am looking for. Finally, I was overjoyed that they added the menu back but it's not nearly as easy to use as it used to be - I don't even bother with it so essentially I find it useless. I want more of the easy to use build a drink features it had if it's going to be there.
I love this app, I love the company, but the app still could use some improvements.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Mar 27, 2015
- Version: 3.2.4
- Size: 23.8 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Starbucks Coffee Company
- © 2015 Starbucks Coffee Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.