Still waiting to get your hands on a NFC enabled Nexus S, or for merchants to support it? Starbucks Card Widget can give you a taste of the future of NFC, today, on any phone with Android 1.6 or higher. Available FREE from the Android Market.
Starbucks Card Widget is a Starbucks Card manager for Android which supports all the features you expect from the official Starbucks Card Mobile app for iPhone and Blackberry.
Enter your Starbucks Card number and you can view your balance, rewards points and transaction history, reload your card or find the nearest stores and get directions provided by Google Maps.
You can even pay for your order at all Starbucks stores and licensed Target stores in the United States by tapping the barcode button and having the barista scan the generated barcode on your screen. The balance is automatically debited from your saved Starbucks Card and is the quickest way to pay.
For the real coffee addict, you can place the Starbucks Card widget on your home screen and see your card balance and rewards points at a glance, updated automatically, and your transaction history and mobile payments are just a click away.
Save money and earn rewards by registering your Starbucks Card. Every time you use Starbucks Card Widget to pay for your order with a registered Starbucks Card, you will earn reward points good for free drinks and other benefits.
Starbucks, Starbucks Card and the Starbucks logo are registered trademarks of Starbucks Corporation. Starbucks Card Widget is not affiliated with or endorsed by Starbucks Corporation.
[I did not download or review this app, this "quick-look", or app feature, was done by the developer and I'm merely posting it at their request since they went through the time to write it all up.]
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Application: Starbucks Card Widget