The Starbucks app will be designed to allow customers the ability to order their favorite coffees and lattes before they get there. As of right now, customers have the ability to reload their gift cards and pay for drinks through the official Starbucks app.
The next step is the ability for people to pre-order their drinks for the perfect time. This would allow people to pick the drink, the time they want it to be ready and have it already paid for. Other restaurants that already use the pre-ordering method include Chipotle, Subway and Pizza Hut. There are still some little problems that need to be overcome in order to create a perfect coffee cup for every customer. If the latte lover is running late they will no longer want a cold coffee, but if they are quicker than they assumed they still will be waiting.
The Starbucks app upgrade is still on the drawing board, so for now, all us latte lovers will have to wait in our coffee line.