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Starbucks rolls out app for Windows devices

By Janet I. Tu Seattle Times

SEATTLE – Starbucks has released its app for Windows phones and mobile devices.

The Starbucks app for Windows 10 is now in the Windows store, where a few early users had comments ranging from “Now my windows phone is complete” to “Can’t log in.” It was released Wednesday for customers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

The app works on devices supported by Windows 10 Mobile.

The first version allows customers to pay with their mobile device, manage their Starbucks Card and Rewards accounts, locate nearby stores, and send electronic gifts, or e-gifts, according to Starbucks.

This version does not have mobile order-and-pay, which allows customers to bypass lines by ordering their drinks and paying for it all using their smartphones. That feature will be added in a future version of the app.

Starbucks executives had said in March in its annual meeting that the company would be releasing a Windows Phone app within the next 45 days or so.

Seattle-based Starbucks released apps for the iPhone in 2009 and for Android phone users in 2011. The mobile order-and-pay feature was added to the iPhone and Android apps last year.

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