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Augmented Reality Romance Apps

Starbucks Valentine's Day Cup Magic Helps You Spread the Love

— February 8, 2012 — Lifestyle
Showing someone you care isn't always easy, but thankfully, you have the Starbucks Valentine's Day Cup Magic to help you out. A special version of the app Starbucks released for Christmas, this romantic app encourages people to send a sweet surprise to those they love this Valentine's Day.

The Valentine's Day Cup Magic app is an augmented reality app that makes the hearts on a limited edition Valentine's Day Starbucks cup come to life when you position your smartphone over it using the app. From there, you're given the option to create and send a virtual Valentine to someone on your contact list. The recipient then gets to scan one of the Valentine's Day Starbucks cups to see your special message. You can also schedule the app to send a Starbucks eGift to your loved one on the special day instead of a virtual Valentine. Visit the Starbucks website to learn more and to download this romance-creating app.
Trend Themes
1. Augmented Reality Messaging - Opportunity for businesses to leverage augmented reality to create personalized messaging experiences for customers.
2. Virtual Gifting - Disruptive innovation opportunity for businesses to develop virtual gifting strategies to increase engagement and sales with customers.
3. Holiday-specific Apps - Development of holiday-specific apps that capitalize on the holiday spirit to drive brand engagement and customer loyalty.
Industry Implications
1. Retail Industry - Businesses in the retail industry can leverage augmented reality and virtual gifting to create unique and personalized shopping experiences for customers.
2. Hospitality Industry - Opportunities for hotels and resorts to create apps that incorporate augmented reality to enhance the guest experience and drive customer loyalty.
3. Gaming Industry - Augmented reality and virtual gifting can be used as innovative features in gaming apps, increasing engagement and revenue for the gaming industry.
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