The Starbucks Cup Magic App Brings Your Holiday Mocha to Life

By: Felicia Moursalien - Published: Nov 12, 2011 • References: starbucks and youtube
This holiday season, get rosy about the Starbucks Cup Magic App that brings your cup of sanity sustaining liquids to life. Developed for the iPhone and Android, this app will be launched in the U.S. next Tuesday, and in Canada, only the iPhone version will be available.

By pointing your phone at the holiday red cups and 15 other items in the store like bags of coffee, you may find several animated characters around your red cup that you can even interact with. Although Starbucks has dappled with this augmented reality app before, this holiday they are supporting the push in a big way.

The idea is to "delight and surprise" customers, says Alexandrea Wheeler, the vp-global digital marketing for Starbucks. If your fingers aren't burning to download the Starbucks Cup Magic App, know that they've incentivized it too with chances to win a mysterious prize. Delightful.