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Official Starbucks App Available on Android

Coffee addicts who enjoy the not-so-awesome taste that is Starbucks brew, get ready to spend money easier!  (Look at me going all coffee snob.)  Their Android app is finally available and allows you to do all sorts of fun things like add in your SB card, reload it with funds, track transactions, check balances, and most importantly, pay using it at the register.  Oh, and apologies for the heavy sarcasm.    

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  • Anonymous

    So they finally thought Android users are worthy!! Lame, I will continue using the unofficial app https://market.android.com/details?id=com.birbeck.starbuckscard&feature=search_result

  • Mdeamicis

    I might get flamed for tis, but i want a “:coffee bean” app like this. i only drink the ice blended coffee drinks and starbucks is the worst, no one comes close to the goodness of coffee bean and tea leaf and their caramel ice blended.

  • Anonymous


  • I’m from Seattle, the coffee-snob capitol of the world and I drink Starbucks. Sure it ain’t great, but it ain’t terrible. It’s better than McDonalds, for example and the bathrooms are 10X cleaner. Plus its fast, cheap, and you always know what you’re getting. Of course I like the pretentious, fresh roasted snob-coffee, pressed by a hipster, pulled for 18 seconds exactly into little glass shot glasses before being covered with heart-shaped steam milk foam patterns. But sometimes you just want it now and without beard-hairs or cardigan fluff getting anywhere near it. For those times – Starbucks.

  • Save for the Sumatra, I’m not too fond of Starbucks. Probably because I grew up in Boston and was surrounded by Dunkin’ Donuts.

  • Anonymous

    it did the same thing on my DX until I put the correct billing info in.  No prob now

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  • Anonymous


    Sure, Starbucks coffee can seem a bit…strong, but hey, that’s why you load it up with vanilla(not too much, however) and it’ll be as sweet as candy! Okay, not candy, but hey, it’s still damn good coffee..beats the hell outta Seattle’s Best I can assure you.

    Anyways, great…I’ll try out this app the next time I’m at Starbucks, which happens to be later today.

  • Anonymous

    No need to apologize for the comments Kellex. Starbucks does have some pretty bad coffee.

  • This is not the app we were looking for.

  • Jose Ricaurte

    Even if you don’t drink coffe or like Starbuck’s positioning, having an OFFICIAL Android app gives our platform more credibility. Not that it needs it from Starbucks, more like Starbucks realizing that THEY need an Android app.

    • Maybe. But then why wait a year or more before releasing it?

      Fact is, this news comes after their 3rd party competition (‘MyCoffeeCard’) was featured in Amazon’s App Store. Think about it: his app shows up as the Free App of the Day and within 24 hours, boom!, Starbucks put out a press release. This, after more than  year of dicking around, despite customer complaints.

      Also, let’s note that Starbucks app-team manager recently slammed Android, calling it, ‘a watered down experience’, vs iPhone. And yesterday, another Starbucks exec said they thought ‘only trend folks with iPhones’ would use a mobile app, “But we see now it’s kids, old folks — all over the map,”

      So, I think it’s clear that Starbucks felt no real pressure until very recently. After all, the highly sought after demographic of ‘trendy’ iPhone owners weren’t complaining. No, it was just some pathetic group of un-trendy ‘kids and old folks’ who are forced to use their crappy, ‘watered down’ Android phones. 

      Anyway, I’m betting they weren’t really ready for release…thus the slow, bloated app we now see.

      • Tesseract 3

        It’s a hipster establishment… not surprising. I have to work at the bloody place, pisses me off. 

      • Ross

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  • Am I the only one whose happy about this?

    Ps the stereotypes arn’t needed

    • The Observer

      Neither is Starbucks.


  • I’ll see your heavy sarcasm and raise you a “Who gives a s—??”  🙂

  • John Hicks

    Force closes on the Thunderbolt.

  • Amenemhat1

    Too bad I am not a junkie for caffeine….. only for android….

  • Droidzzz

    Who drinks coffee?

  • Jim Dandy

    No Frap for you!!

  • Jacob Bowen

    Needs move to SD card or something, 10 mb for a coffee card…. suspect, sticking with my coffee card for the time being

  • revdrcr

    It’s about time. This is one I really missed from my iPhone when I switched to DX2

  • Kevin Jellison

    7-11 coffee is better and cheaper!

  • Tesseract 3

    Ewwww, Starbucks. I wake up and check Droid Life before I go to work at the bloody place, and you have to remind me of it’s existent when I want to read android news? Party foul man… 

    • Anonymous

      Please accept my apology. 😛

      • Tesseract 3

        Apology accepted. =P

  • Anonymous

    Android users do not need coffee from starbucks…we can root and overclock our systems for extra power!

    • Anonymous

      Your avatar is win.

      • Anonymous

        I guarantee you Kenny Effin Powers uses an Android device

  • Craigyoxall

    Not a chance this will take off in the uk

    Not until they stop the banks charging extra for overseas transactions for buying off androidmarket

    Every time I buy it costs an extra £1 in overseas transaction fees. I pay double for everything

    • err… wait what?   Buying what off of Android Market?  The Starbucks app is free… or do they charge for free ones too?

  • Rob Meyer

    Yeah..Apple can keep this app.. All the hipsters rejoice. Android users drink wawa coffee and they drink their water straight from the garden hose.

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully this is just a joke.  Otherwise you should post a picture of yourself in your car in front of your house so we can draw conclusions on how cool you are based on your clothes, car selection and house size.  You know the important material things that define people.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps you should loosen your bow tie.

        • Anonymous

          I laughed at that one.  I’m just an IT guy adhering to a relaxed business dress code who thinks D&D coffee tastes link crap and doesn’t like  sweeping generalizations about people.  But I am glad it was just me failing to detect the sarcasm.

          • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Wawa? Where are you from? I grew up in the Philadelphia area and now that I live in the midwest I miss Wawa.

    • Yeah, well, of course you would say that – I mean, being somebody who actually prefers the ‘watered down’ experience provided by Android phones.

      At least that’s what the head of Starbucks’ app team thinks.: http://iphonetouch.blorge.com/2011/05/17/a-list-dev-calls-android-apps-watered-down/

  • Today is a great day for all the Starbucks Addicts out there, such as myself.

  • Anonymous

    If only I could load the ristretto espresso shots into my phone to make it come out of sleep faster that would be a bonus.

    As a side note is crashes every time I load it up on my DX. Not so impressed.

    • Anonymous

      it did the same thing on my DX until I put the correct billing info in.  No prob now

  • Anonymous

    Ugh. So lame.

    • Anonymous

      I would imagine zombies wouldn’t appreciate good coffee….

  • I use My Coffee Card everday at Starbucks, I’ll have to try this app out and see if its better.  Today is a great day for all the Starbucks addicts out there 🙂

  • Anonymous

    This app is only like 2 years late. I reached out to Starbucks several times trying to get a straight answer as to why there was no Android app, but was met with stony silence.

    I’m glad we’ve got the app now, but it angers me that this *huge* oversight on their part was met with flippancy from their PR people. Ugh.

    Sweet app, but I’m still bitter.

  • And seriously?  Almost 9 megs for an app this simple?  Is it doing my damn taxes in the background?

    My Coffee Card, almost all of the same features, 287k.  I know this isn’t a concern for a lot of people, but if you are tight on space on your phone already, it does factor into what you download / install, and the official Starbucks app isn’t worth the space.

    • Anonymous

      and it was also free on Amazon two days ago… thanks for the promo, I just installed it!

    • Anonymous

      “If your tight on space on your phone already”  skip the starbucks for a few weeks and buy a new phone.  Quit your bitching already

  • The unofficial app ‘My Coffee Card” has more features…including a widget.  Surprised the official app is widget-less. 

  • gage006

    Where’s the Stumptown app?

  • Anonymous

    I go to Starbucks almost every day, and my Droid X is a constant companion. However, I think this app is like voluntary bloatware.

  • Anonymous

    i’ll stick to maxwell house instant coffee in tap water with a splash of creamer and a few ice cubes tyvm 🙂  oh and maybe a shot of van gough double expresso if i don’t have to go in to work

  • Anonymous

    i’ll stick to maxwell house instant coffee in tap water with a splash of creamer and a few ice cubes tyvm 🙂  oh and maybe a shot of van gough double expresso if i don’t have to go in to work

  • community coffee > starbucks

  • Anonymous

    I figured they’d be roped into sticking w/ apple since its… starbucks

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  • Anonymous

    The droid is now officialy official.

  • Anonymous

    At least Andy is getting some love from a large company. That’s all I can say.

    • Anonymous

      the coolest thing for me is when Apple apps come to Android… then Android gets all that free marketing…

      lets see if that app is featured on any future commercials from apple.