We’ve already seen Starbucks show off a new way to pay and tip your barista in the long-awaited update to its iPhone app it previously announced, and today it is finally available and features a brand new design for iOS 7 when buying your latte.

starbucks-3.0_1xPreviously, the Starbucks app featured a number of various tabs on the bottom navigation bar, but the updated version has been dramatically simplified to focus on three main sections under the headers Pay, Stores, and Gift.

Reward member profiles, messages, and Pick of the Week content is now featured in a clean view with the app’s new tip feature as well.

The update also comes with a new icon to represent the refreshed design of the app.

However, the update does remove customized drink saving within the app. Starbucks advises you screenshot the view of your customized drink to save it if you use this feature.

Starbucks for iPhone is available for free on the App Store (although your milage may vary for the next few minutes following yesterday/this morning’s iTunes Connect issues).

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17 Responses to “Starbucks releases iOS 7-friendly iPhone app with a few new tricks”

  1. themis333 says:

    Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    Pretty nice if you like Starbucks. I use the card to pay for coffee all the time. Always nice to get new features added.


  2. The video appears to be private as of right now…


  3. In Canada, we have two apps. The Starbucks Canada (the old one), and this new app (which only says Starbucks). I love the design!


  4. ttss6 says:

    The app looks and is so much better now. I’m gonna have to go get a drink and try it out!


  5. I have always found the app to be clumsy. I use it only to check the balance on my card. Paying from my iPhone I perceive would be a problem. I get Starbucks at Safeways from time to time. They sometimes have difficulty understanding what my Gold card is about…keep asking me if its a gift card.


  6. rahhbriley says:

    Did Louie Mantia design this?


  7. Aw. I don’t have the update yet even though I’m on auto update, so I tried out the soon-to-be-removed drink customizer just now, since I hadn’t used it before. A neat feature! I like how it tells you the name of what you make so you can describe it in the starbucks terms, and also know what the options are. The only thing it lacked was the ability to send that order to the barista directly so you don’t have to spell it out! (Playing with it, I just built a “Decaf Ristretto Tall 2-pump Hazelnut 1-pump Vanilla Whole Milk with Whip latte.” It looks tasty and I’d love to try it but I’d be obligated to kill myself if I made a 14-word coffee order!!

    They should let you create a barcode that would transmit the details to the POS so the barista can make the notations on your cup without you looking crazy.


  8. logicsector says:

    There’s a neat video about this app over on YouTube, you might want to link to it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlQDttTWM6o