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  1. RTGent's Avatar
    I'm a Panera man: Much better for meeting up with excellent coffee, free refills for everyone, ceramic mugs, better food, and better parking.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2015 08:32 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm a Panera man: Much better for meeting up with excellent coffee, free refills for everyone, ceramic mugs, better food, and better parking.
    Panera only has an app for iOS.
    920Walker and Al4video like this.
    06-22-2015 09:35 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Panera only has an app for iOS.
    I found an official Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.panera.bread
    Laura Knotek and Al4video like this.
    06-22-2015 09:38 PM
  4. Neo Nuke's Avatar
    At least they haven't pulled a snap chat or google and killed or maimed third party apps. Nor have they tried to get the tile taken off the Band. Personally, if I was them I would just release more open APIs for devs and let them do the dirty work.
    They actually have. There used to be a MyBux app that was the best one of the bunch with wallet support and live tikes showing balances. I asked the developer where the app went after I got a new device and was unable to get the app, he said Starbucks asked him to pull it using a cease and desist.
    Yazen and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-22-2015 09:38 PM
  5. Yazen's Avatar
    They actually have. There used to be a MyBux app that was the best one of the bunch with wallet support and live tikes showing balances. I asked the developer where the app went after I got a new device and was unable to get the app, he said Starbucks asked him to pull it using a cease and desist.
    MyBux was excellent, tried reinstalling it after I got my new phone.. Didn't know about the cease and desist
    06-22-2015 09:51 PM
  6. jefbeard911's Avatar
    There aren't any good local coffee shops here anymore. We don't have Coffee Bean. It's Starbucks or nothing for me.
    Sad face...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2015 10:24 PM
  7. anthonyng's Avatar
    Its only coffee.....
    Blasphemy!

    And drip coffee is not real coffee

    There shouldn't be a grande size and it needs to have nice thick crema on top mmmmm.
    06-22-2015 11:13 PM
  8. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    The only problem is that 3% is very large. Consider that there there have been over 4 billion smart phones shipped since 2011. 3% of that is 400 Million, hardly a small number.... Windows 10 & it's 1 billion(combined platforms, ie phone, tablet, 2 in 1 laptop, laptop, desktop, IOT, Xbox) installed base can't get here soon enough.................. Although only a 3rd will be mobile(phone, tablet & 2 in 1 laptop)
    06-22-2015 11:28 PM
  9. TechAbstract's Avatar
    I remember when Starbucks didn't have an app.
    06-22-2015 11:32 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Kind of crazy how Starbucks won't do an app for Microsoft phones considering both corporations are just across the lake from each other.
    06-22-2015 11:34 PM
  11. jefbeard911's Avatar
    What was the market share when the original iPhone was released? A couple of teenagers could write a sufficient app, I call bs
    Ancient history my friend. You know who was #1 when the iPhone came out? Blackberry... Times change.

    I made a mistake with the 3% market share, that's global. WP market share in the US is 1% if their lucky. Don't expect this to be attractive to any Multinational company or banks.

    Everyone needs to get used to WP being a small , neglected, but fairly useful OS. We'll get a flagship phone every 18 months or so and maybe a big name game or two occasionally. But the lions share of development will go to iOS and Android.

    PS - if "a coupe of teenagers" could do it I challenge you and a friend to give it a go.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Last edited by jefbeard911; 06-23-2015 at 12:54 AM.
    06-23-2015 12:34 AM
  12. jefbeard911's Avatar
    This!
    +1520

    Let's start a fund for billion dollar companies who can't pay $50-$100 for a WP app.
    What world do you live in where you can develop and support an app for $50-100?

    It's not just to actual coding and building of the App (which will cost thousand,s) but the in-house support, On going bug fixes, adding new stores...What about the back end costs for the payment gateway? How about staff training? Ect ect

    50-100 huh? My god.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-23-2015 12:43 AM
  13. jefbeard911's Avatar
    The only problem is that 3% is very large. Consider that there there have been over 4 billion smart phones shipped since 2011. 3% of that is 400 Million, hardly a small number.... Windows 10 & it's 1 billion(combined platforms, ie phone, tablet, 2 in 1 laptop, laptop, desktop, IOT, Xbox) installed base can't get here soon enough.................. Although only a 3rd will be mobile(phone, tablet & 2 in 1 laptop)
    MS shipped 10.4 Million Lumias last quarter. Down from the previous one. The trend is not good. Plus, in the US their market share is 1%. And MS seems to be changing directions every 18 months.

    Don't get me wrong. I think WP is the best OS you can buy right now (WebOS would get my vote is it was still around) but as they say "the market has spoken"

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-23-2015 12:52 AM
  14. taymur's Avatar
    Hi all,

    This is my first post and it has been motivated by a response that recently received from Starbucks. I sent their customer service department note asking when a Windows phone app would be available. Below you will find the response. Make not of the "opportunity" statement and realize what Starbucks is really saying.

    Anyway, I am done with Starbucks. I truly believe this is a social political decision and not an economic one. They have at least have an app although it needs work. However, they also have great coffee!

    If you are a true Starbucks lover, I suggest you contact customer service and let them know how you feel!

    From Starbucks:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thank you for contacting Starbucks.

    We have continued to look at the Windows platform and listen to our customers needs. As we grow and evolve our mobile applications, we seek to develop on the platforms where we see the greatest opportunity. At this time we will not support the Windows platform but will continue to evaluate it as the landscape evolves.

    Your feedback regarding this decision is much appreciated. Rest assured, your questions and concerns have been documented and passed along to the appropriate teams.

    If you ever have any questions or concerns in the future, please visit us at customerservice.starbucks.com.

    Sincerely,
    Diana M.
    customer service
    Just wondering, why do you need a starbucks app? what does it do ?​
    06-23-2015 01:16 AM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Just wondering, why do you need a starbucks app? what does it do ?​
    Starbucks has a card that can be used to purchase coffee or food. If a person buys a lot of coffee/food, he/she gets a gold card. The gold card allows a person to get a free drink after 12 purchases, get special offers, etc.

    The Starbucks app includes the card. One opens the app and scans the card at the register to pay for purchases or claim free rewards.

    The app also tells a member his/her progress toward earning rewards. It is also possible to reload the card balance by using the app.

    The app also searches for Starbucks stores, and it has filters to show which ones are open 24 hours, etc.

    I hope this helps!
    jefbeard911, 920Walker and taymur like this.
    06-23-2015 02:22 AM
  16. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It's simply a business decision due to the costs of building and supporting an ecosystem that has a 3% market share.

    Do as you wish but their not out to get you...

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    2.5%
    theefman and jefbeard911 like this.
    06-23-2015 04:31 AM
  17. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Never been to a Starbuck post.
    06-23-2015 04:35 AM
  18. rex.reyesiii's Avatar
    Thanks Laura for the welcome!

    I am going to try and take a stand on this one. I have already found a nice local coffee shop that provides great service, good coffee and is more quaint. Also, I plan to visit all the Coffee Bean stores I can find while on vacation next week using their app.

    I do appreciate the recommendation though.

    RT
    I always thought (IMO) Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is better than SB.
    jefbeard911 likes this.
    06-23-2015 05:14 AM
  19. Al4video's Avatar
    Man if you think that burnt crap at Starbucks is good coffee you have bigger issues.
    06-23-2015 05:30 AM
  20. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Man if you think that burnt crap at Starbucks is good coffee you have bigger issues.
    What do you prefer?
    Al4video likes this.
    06-23-2015 06:38 AM
  21. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Never been to a Starbuck post.
    Welcome. Grande or Vente?
    06-23-2015 07:33 AM
  22. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Man if you think that burnt crap at Starbucks is good coffee you have bigger issues.
    As someone who has frequented SB everyday for at least 17 years I can tell you that's the proper way to roast beans...:)
    06-23-2015 07:36 AM
  23. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I had also wondered why there was no USA app due to there being a Mexican Variant but I can only assume that even the reduced work of "Americanizing" it is not worth it economically. They have probably charted that the cost spent vs the projected slight increase in customers doesn't add up for their shareholders.

    I wonder if part of the problem is that Starbucks are just not optimistic that Windows Phone is going to stay in the US Market? Sadly the world is slowly becoming locked down to iOS or Android for even the most of basic of things now as I witnessed when trying to quickly print a snapshot at a local Walmart. Whereas before I could use Bluetooth, I couldn't even use WiFi or USB on one of their machines without it prompting me to download an iOS or Android App first.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-23-2015 07:43 AM
  24. Blacklac's Avatar
    If a lot of you actually got some decently roasted beans (read: not burnt) and a quality coffee maker, you'd realize how bad big chain coffee is.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Al4video likes this.
    06-23-2015 08:01 AM
  25. rhapdog's Avatar
    The little one knows when Daddy comes home, the pot starts brewing and it's time to scatter. It's Mommy and Daddy time.
    At our house, when Mommy comes home (because Daddy stays home with the little ones), the little ones rush to greet her, give her sugar, and I set supper on the table. As supper is winding down, the coffee starts to brew. Then mommy gets detox time after a hard day, little ones get a bath, and we read to our 2 and 5 year old for a little while. Then it's PJs and bedtime for them early, and Mommy and Daddy time for us. Yeah, our time has to wait, because our children are younger and refuse to scatter at this point. 2nd cup of coffee for each of us comes after the kids are in bed. It's the best cup of the day. :)
    06-23-2015 09:36 AM
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