1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    Starbucks recently released version 3.0 of its app, adding digital tipping, a new “flat” iOS 7 look, and “shake-to-pay” features. Starbucks is one of the first companies to have rechargeable payment card support in Passbook on Apple devices. In version 3.0 of the Starbucks app, the most noticeable update is the new visual redesign. The design theme follows Apple’s “flat” iOS 7 look with a simple interface, Helvetica Neue font, and missing skeuomorphic graphics.

    The latest version has an updated dashboard, where customers can find recent transactions, reward levels, available rewards, and more. It also allows users to access their entire account history with information like stars earned, rewards redeemed, and purchases. In an attempt to publicize its loyalty program a little more, Starbucks has added a way to share reward level milestones to social network websites as well.

    Starbucks 3.0 has some new features including a virtual tipping service for participating U.S. stores. Customers have up to two hours after purchasing from Starbucks to tip and/or change the amount given to the barista. So now you can have a taste of your new Latte and still have ample time to decide if you would like to tip the person who made it. Coffee lovers will receive push notifications for each eligible transaction.

    Lastly, the new “shake-to-pay” feature allows users to shake their iPhones, which will bring up the barcode baristas need at the register for payment acceptance.


    Starbucks is a 23.7MB download from the App Store for free.

    Source: iTunes

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-03-21 07:02 AM
  2. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
    Why are you double posting these articles?
    2014-03-21 02:21 PM
  3. buggsy2's Avatar
    Same stale and bitter coffee. They have to flavor it to make it palatable.
    2014-03-21 03:35 PM
  4. NewD's Avatar
    Same stale and bitter coffee. They have to flavor it to make it palatable.
    Clearly you don't have a trained pallet to discern the difference between bitter and "bold".. Weak American coffee has ruined people's pallets.
    2014-03-21 04:33 PM
  5. Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Why are you double posting these articles?
    If you actually cared to read the previous article at all, you would realize it was information about the app update which at the time was soon to come. This article is about the release of said update.

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-03-21 04:43 PM
  6. buggsy2's Avatar
    If you actually cared to read the previous article at all, you would realize it was information about the app update which at the time was soon to come. This article is about the release of said update.
    No you double posted a$$hat.
    2014-03-22 06:07 AM
  7. iH85CH001's Avatar
    Why are you double posting these articles?
    Because it's such great news, they had to say it twice.
    2014-03-22 07:31 PM
  8. AKCHRIS's Avatar
    Mine crashes on my ALL the Time; had to Keep it on 2.6
    2014-03-23 10:45 AM
  9. justinf1119's Avatar
    If you actually cared to read the previous article at all, you would realize it was information about the app update which at the time was soon to come. This article is about the release of said update.
    No it was posted twice. The other one doesn't have a picture though, instead just has the file name of the picture
    2014-03-25 04:30 AM
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