We were excited to see a new blog by 7tutorials on the Top 7 Highest Rated Apps for Windows Phone. Starbucks Finder makes the list at number 6. The other app we recognized was Baconit (which is one of our favorite apps!) so this list gives us some great new apps to try.
Happy Starbucks Finding!
Version 1.4 of Starbucks Finder just went live, which means Windows Phone users can now filter for stores with specific amenities—company owned, drive through, clover brew, wireless hotspot, and oven warmed food—to find exactly what you are looking for.
Unfortunately, if you upgrade from version 1.3 to version 1.4, the app will delete the card you had in the 1.3 version. This means you will need to add your Starbucks Card to the app again. We already submitted a v1.5 update to the marketplace and made certain that you will NOT need to enter your Starbucks Card to the app again with any future updates.
Our latest 126.96.36.199 update lets you add your Starbucks Card to Starbucks Finder so you can fuel your Starbucks addiction without ever reaching for your wallet. Did you recently get a gift card? No worries- you can add multiple Starbucks cards to the app!
We take security extremely seriously. Your Starbucks card barcode is created and stored locally on your windows phone. Your card information is never transmitted over the internet.
We hope you enjoy your Starbucks mobile payment on WP7! You can download Starbucks Finder for free in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Happy Starbucks Finding!
– Lauren and Sean
The update has been published in the marketplace and we have heard from a few folks using non-English settings that this has fixed their problems. If you were having issues, please give it a try with this new update!
New in 188.8.131.52
• Fixed bug preventing users in non-English regions from connecting to the network
• Improved map load time
• Map now displays full bleed
You can download the app *here*.
We have been super excited to launch this app for Windows Phone. As self-confessed Starbucks addicts (and fans of Windows Phone), we felt that the Windows Phone Marketplace lacked a Starbucks locator app that had all the features we wanted.
We designed Starbucks Finder get you to your closest, open Stabucks store. None of the Windows Phone Starbucks apps we’ve seen show if stores are open or closed, so we designed our whole user interface to make that information as discoverable as possible. Hence, the displays (both map view and list view) are color coded depending on whether or not the store is currently open or currently closed.
There are other features that we felt fellow Starbucks lovers would appreciate in their app, such as which stores are company owned (versus being a licensed location in a Safeway or Fred Meyers), have a drivethrough, serve oven warmed food, and more.
Here is the full list of features in version 1.0:
- Lists Starbucks stores near you anywhere in the world
- Embraces metro design principles
- Closed stores appear grayed-out
- Map view of nearby stores
- One-click directions
- Distance displayed in either miles or kilometers
- Store information:
- Store type (company owned or licensed)
- Wireless access
- Oven warmed food
- Clover brew coffee machine
- Phone number
- Hours for the full week
We are pending marketplace approval… Stay tuned 🙂