One of the features of the Starbucks app is that it allows users to place an order before they arrive at the store. This means that instead of waiting in line, you’ll be able to make your order and by the time you arrive, you’ll be good to go. But what if you’re driving? The good news is that it looks like Starbucks has you covered.
The company has recently announced that they are launching a new feature for its Starbucks mobile app for iOS devices called My Starbucks Barista. According to Starbucks, “The integration of the feature within the mobile app allows customers to order and pay for their food and beverage items simply by using their voice.”
The feature also includes a messaging interface in which you can text the bot to make your orders as well, which in a way reminds us of Google’s Allo app. “The messaging interface allows customers to speak or text just as if they were talking to a barista in-store, including modifying their beverage to meet their personal preference.”
It won’t be limited to the iOS app either as Starbucks also announced that they have created a Starbucks Reorder Skill for Amazon’s Alexa platform. The new features are now part of a beta test that are limited to 1,000 customers nationwide, and it is expected to keep rolling out to more users through the summer of 2017. Support for Android is expected to arrive at a later date.