Starbucks Mobile App To Get Digital Tipping & New Interface This Month



Starbucks has confirmed that it will be revamping its mobile app to add digital tipping and a new user interface later this month. The update will also bring a new “shake to pay” feature that will provide quick and easy access to your Starbucks Card barcode.

The Starbucks mobile app now accounts for 11 percent of transactions, and the company sees it as a way to better engage its customers. As a result, it wants to make it faster, and add new features based on customer ideas.

One of those features will be the ability to leave digital tips in 50 cent, $1, and $2 increments. Customers will also be able to shake their device to instantly display their Starbucks Card barcode front and center when paying for their coffee.

Other changes in the new update include a revamped user interface and rewards status screen, the ability to reload card balances, and customized eGift options.

The new Starbucks update will be available on iOS on March 19 before rolling out to Android later this year.

Via: ZDNet


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.