Sunday, June 21, 2009

Find Starbucks now has more than 1000 downloads!

As of Sunday 06/21/2009 7:45am, there are 1123 total downloads and 702 active installs. 600+ downloads in less than 10 days! Next target: 5000!

Introducing version 0.5.0

Find Starbucks 0.5.0, due out later today, is packed with new and exciting features:
  1. Store list map view: In addition to store list, you can view the locations of the stores around her. You can then tap on any pin marker and the store details is shown. You can zoom and pan just like using the Google Map application.
  2. Customer reviews with Yelp: See store reviews before you go, and write reviews as you sipping your Latte!
  3. Driving/walking directions with Google Map: The Google Map application is now used to show driving/walking directions. Very slick!
  4. EULA and product info page.
  5. Location service using technology by SKYHOOK Wireless, the location provider for iPhone. It provides more accurate results, especially in urban areas. This feature has been available since version 0.3.0.
Please try it out, you will like it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Find Starbucks has more than 500 downloads!

As of today 11:00am, there are 506 total downloads and 324 active installs for Find Starbucks! I would like to thank all users for your kind support! Look for more new and exciting features in the near future!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Introducing Find Starbucks

Find Starbucks is an Android application to find Starbucks Coffee locations closest to you no matter where you are. It displays a list of address with phone numbers. You can also get driving directions to help you get there quickly.

Features for the latest version, 0.2.0:
  • Use Starbucks Store Search by default. It shows all available Starbucks locations, including the outlets in department and grocery stores like Safeway and Target. It also shows the store details such as if WiFi is available.
  • If Starbucks Store Search is not available, Google Local Search is used. Google Local Search is much more stable than Starbucks Store Search, but it returns fewer results because not all Starbucks locations have information in it. In addition it does not show store details.
  • Multiple bug fixes.
Known issues which will be tackled in future releases.
  • Fonts and page layouts still can still be improved.
  • The application icon can still be better.
I strongly encourage all existing users to upgrade to version 0.2.0. If you have questions, issues, and suggestion please comment on this post. Thanks!