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Order Starbucks coffee via iPhone or iPod Touch

by ktreb / February 16, 2008 10:21 AM PST
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Ok...
by surfpark / February 16, 2008 10:43 AM PST

I'm assuming you'd attach a name to your order, as well as have the drink charged to your credit card. I think this is a bit silly considering you're already at Starbucks. Is walking 3 feet to the register really that taxing? Ordering this way wouldn't eliminate the line either, since there are only so many people behind the counter and iPhone orders won't be carried out before in-person orders.

Please, someone tell me why this is a good idea.

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maybe you wont have to wait in line...
by robstak / February 16, 2008 12:58 PM PST
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i agree its kinda menial, but the mock up looked kinda cool.

its annoying that its iphone only, why not any phone, OR HOW ABOUT UR LAPTOP.

(im guessing u could order from ur laptop by just going to the iphone page, however clunky)

-karl

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ultimately, systems like this will bring ultimate efficiency
by thriftyT / February 17, 2008 4:34 AM PST
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Ultimately, if you and 3 other people are ordering the same drink in advance, Starbucks will be able to deliver the drinks more quickly to you.

Placing orders in advance will also allow other fast food vendors to improve speed AND quality.

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Micropayment?
by jimmyblake / February 17, 2008 8:27 PM PST
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One way this could be a good idea is if they could somehow charge the cellphone for the cost of the coffee.

In the UK we can charge parking, taxi fares and many other things to our cellphones by just sending an SMS to a number.

Starbucks has already invested a lot in its pre-paid card infrastructure to tempt those customers in who don't have any change on them - with would be a local extension.

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looking @ that reminds me of the dunken doughnuts commercals
by mementh / February 17, 2008 7:26 AM PST
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Yeah right...
by n74jw / February 17, 2008 8:17 AM PST

They screw up my order when I physically present myself, now we throw technology into the mix and hope for a better outcome. I don't think so...

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