Starbucks adds more locations for iPhone payment app
Tap on the “Touch to Pay” button, and your Starbucks Card barcode will pop up on your iPhone/iPod Touch for the baristas to scan. Payments made with your virtual Starbucks card give you the same rewards as paying with a physical card.
Starbucks using their pre-paid card system in combination with a barcode on the iPhone to provide transactional support on the iPhone. It’s amazing they can do so relatively few stores (originally 16, now an additional 1,002) with this kludged system - surely the point of compromising by using a barcode is to make in-store adoption easier.