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The official Starbucks app is now available on Windows 10 Mobile

The official Starbucks app has made its debut on Windows 10 Mobile. The app is available in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and allows you to pay for your orders directly from your phone. You can also locate stores near your location, track rewards, check your Starbucks card balance, and much more.


The Starbucks app for Windows 10 spotted on company website as release nears

It looks like Starbucks is nearing the launch of its new app for Windows 10. The app and listing has been spotted on the Starbucks site dedicated to their mobile apps. Here is what it will look like and feature.


Starbucks Windows 10 app is in 'final testing'; could launch 'in the next few weeks'

Starbucks' digital head Adam Brotman says that the long-awaited Windows 10 app for the coffee retailer is in "final testing" and could be released "in the next few weeks".


Windows 10 Gems: Refuel your day with Starbucks

Sometimes you just need to get out of the office. Why not kill a few birds with one stone? The Starbucks Outlook extension lets you send Starbucks gift cards and even schedule meetings at the coffee shop.


Starbucks Windows 10 PC and Mobile app now due sometime in June

Starbucks' digital head Adam Brotman now says that the long-awaited Windows 10 PC and Mobile app for the coffee retailer will be out sometime in June.


Starbucks still doesn't have a release date for its promised U.S. Windows Phone app

Starbucks still does not have a release date for its promised U.S. Windows Phone app. The coffee retailer stated in late March it planned to release the app "within 30 to 45 days".


You will soon be able to send a Starbucks gift card inside an Office app

During Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference, it was revealed that Starbucks will soon offer an add-in for Office apps that will allow users to send a Starbucks gift card directly from those apps.


Starbucks plans to launch its Windows Phone U.S. app by early May

Starbucks' president and chief operating officer Kevin Johnson has confirmed that its long-awaited app for Windows Phone will be released "within 30 to 45 days". That puts the target launch around late April or early May.


Official Starbucks Windows Phone app for the U.S. reportedly coming 'soon'

An unconfirmed report claims that Starbucks may finally be working on an official Windows Phone app for U.S. residents and that it could be released "soon".


How to pay for coffee at Starbucks with your Microsoft Band 2

One of the cool features of the Microsoft Band 2 is the ability to use it for payments at Starbucks. You don't need to take out your wallet or phone to pay at the cashier. We'll show you how to set it up.


Third-party Starbucks app Buckstar drops reward card support amid security changes

Coffee juggernaut Starbucks is ramping up customer security and as a result, third-party apps like Buckstar are going away.


Starbucks Locator picks up user enhancements and fixes in freshly brewed update

A few days ago, we reviewed Starbucks Locator 2.0, which is a swell little app for you coffee fiends out in the world. Sure, you could use Cortana, but there are benefits to having a dedicated app for a frequently used function, including greater functionality and, in this case, barcode scanning for your Starbucks Card.

This morning, version 2.1 has gone out and with it numerous fixes, improvements and refinements to the user experience.


You can pay for coffee at Starbucks with the Microsoft Band

We're still digesting all the information that has just been shared about the Microsoft Band, but there's one feature that seems really cool. You can pay for stuff at Starbucks using the Microsoft Band. We don't have the Band yet, but this is going to be one of the first things we're going to try out. Want to know how to load your Starbucks Card on your Microsoft Band? Read on for the 5 simple steps.


Pay for your latte with MyBucks, a new Starbucks app for Windows Phone

MyBucks is a new and full-featured Starbucks app for Windows Phone. The app comes to us from Windows Phone developer Elliot Forde, the guy behind popular Instagram and Twitter stat app UnfollowSpy. MyBucks launched a few days ago and is an easy recommendation if you frequent Starbucks.


Starbucks partners with Duracell to offer PMA wireless charging with your coffee

Taking wireless charging to the next level, 100,000 Powermat spots are to be deployed in participating Starbucks and Teavana tea bars. Duracell today announced alongside Starbucks that the rollout will commence in the San Francisco Bay area, expanding Powermat to additional markets next year with full nationwide coverage planned over time at supporting establishments.


Starbucks US claims that something is ‘in the works’ for Windows Phone

Although the app-gap for Windows Phone dwindles each and every day, there are still a few banner apps missing. One of those is Starbucks for the US market (there’s already one for Mexico and Russia, who are managed by different companies).

The Starbucks apps aren’t just store locators, like the well-done app we covered this morning, but they help manage your account, keep track of awards and lets you replenish your pre-purchase card. The apps on iOS and Android are quite popular, but Windows Phones in US are left on the sidelines.


Latté Locator helps you find Starbucks on your Windows Phone, pulls data right from Seattle

Latté Locator is a simple, nicely laid out Starbucks finder app for Windows Phone. Latté Locator will not only discern the closest Starbucks but also map out directions to get you to that next cup of joe and pull up contact information for that particular café.

What makes the app unique though is where it gets its data. It’s not scrapping it from Google or Bing like other apps, but rather it is connecting directly to the Starbucks server via their private API. Think of how 6tag and Instance work with Instagram, and you have the same model for Latté Locator. The result? Highly accurate information and no “noise”. Throw in a nice UI with some cool features and we like what we see.


Official Starbucks app comes to Russia and Mexico for Windows Phone with exclusive features

Although people in the US can benefit from the CBS Sports app released today, what a lot of users are looking for is one from those caffeinated gurus at Starbucks. Yes, the mighty coffee giant has so far been MIA on Windows Phone, but things are starting to change.

Back at the beginning of August, Starbucks did release an app for Mexico and today, Russia gets ones too. We were planning to report on the Mexico app (the site WinPhollowers originally found it), but even Microsoft were unable to confirm its authenticity for us or future plans for the Seattle based company.

That tells us that Starbucks is going market by market akin to Domino's Pizza and not necessarily coordinating with Microsoft on a global level.  Still, it is a sign of good things to come. Let’s take a look at each app.


Waiting for official Windows Phone support from Starbucks? Don't hold your breath

Starbucks has remained on the side lines when it came to Windows Phone and this doesn't look to be changing any time soon. We've witnessed numerous unofficial apps hitting the store from eager developers, but what about official support from the popular coffee house chain? One of our readers provided some feedback about a need for a Windows Phone client and received a response from the company. Cut short: don't hold your breath for one in the near future.


Pay for your Latte with Starbux Card for Windows Phone

While we wait for official apps from companies we make due with 3rd party solutions. However, a lot of the times we get some great apps from the Windows Phone community and it's really hard to see what else an official app can add. You only need to look at 4th and Mayor and Metrotube to see examples of the active development community.

You can go ahead and add Starbux Card to that mix of examples. If you want to load up your Starbucks cards to your Windows Phone, check out Starbux Card for Windows Phone 7 and 8.


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