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Poll: Do you want to order coffee from your iPhone?

I’m not sure why, but the idea that when Apple releases the iPhone SDK we will then be able to order coffee at Starbucks via the iPhone is causing quite a bit of buzz. I’m not sure what I am expecting to see once developers are able to write native iPhone apps, but I know that isn’t really it.

Not being a coffee drinker, I have little interest in this, but if I could equate it with something I DO like enough to stand in line for, like, say, the Friendy’s 5-scoop Reece’s Pieces Sundae, I’m still not sure I care about ordering it on my iPhone. In fact, I think I might be embarrassed to walk over to the “iPhone only” line to pick up my order (unless of course, that line was really fast. Ice cream melts, after all).

So, what say you? Is this the type of app you were hoping the SDK would bring about? Are you anxiously awaiting ordering Starbucks coffee on your iPhone?


11 Responses to “Poll: Do you want to order coffee from your iPhone?”
  1. Xeno says:

    You don’t drink coffee? Ok then you definitely have absolutely NO career in the technology field. I can understand not smoking but not drinking coffee is unexplainable.

    I didn’t drink cofee before I started working at a small startup called Amazon in the 90’s and after building their buying dept, I haven’t put down my cup. And dont know of a single developer, sys admin, DBA, etc who can’t start their day without DECENT coffee (not that Starf@cks is anywhere close to decent).

    And yes… I am from Seattle. And yes I grind my own beans. And I even brought in a spare espresso machine for the dev team at one job. So, seriously… pick up the habit or find a new field of interest cause coffee and computers go hand in hand

  2. What can I say, Xeno? I’m high on life, love my job, and don’t need 30 hits of caffeine to get me out of bed in the morning. Try jogging.
    BTW, nice job on Amazon, they rock.
    -The Doc

  3. John says:

    I don’t hit Starbucks (like you, no coffee) but I did have a 3 scoop Reese’s Pieces Sundae yesterday. I’d much rather order over my iPhone than deal with some of the help they employee at Friendly’s. It would work well for some place like Panera where everyone picks up their food at the counter, too.

    I just think it would be a PITA to make exceptions like I do, such as “No Mayo” or “Vanilla Frozen Yogurt instead of Ice Cream”, etc.

  4. Rob says:

    I’d be excited if the Starbucks were like the ones in “Idiocracy.”

  5. Daniel says:

    I think it’s a waste on Starbucks or coffee houses but use this same service like in Movie Rental store or Music store, maybe a Market would be a welcome time saver! How about at the Gas pump? Pay viva your iPhone. These are the things I want to see.

  6. Steven Haskayne says:

    As long as the global market is saturated with the technology. For one im a Starbucks goer here in the UK and would make use of the Starbucks – iPhone link up you guys have in the states.

    As for ordering goods via iPhone, i think its the way forward (with cell phone tech not just iPhones) being able to send an SMS or use the Wifi to pay for sevices is obviously the way to go, down with cash!!!!

  7. Jonro says:

    Coffee fuels the software industry. Without caffeine, we would all be using DOS 9.5.

  8. John (comment 3), the 3 scoop sundae is for girls.
    -The Doc

  9. swag says:

    Let’s see. Given that my signature in another forum board is this:

    “Anyone who could afford to fork over $600 for a telephone obviously uses $100 bills to wipe the recycled caviar and Condor egg omelets from their pristine virgin a**holes.” — The Cesspool

    Yeah, I’m thinking the coffee thing is hardly of concern.

  10. I don’t drink coffee, but I have been known to get order a cider or milkshake when with friends at a Starbucks. I don’t think there’ll be a separate place to pick-up iPhone orders from the rest.

  11. mhc says:

    Hi. I just hit this conversation today (November 9, 2008); somewhat belatedly. I live in Australia, and haven’t seen this technology. Can anyone explain what the user sees and how it works?

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