If you’ve grown bored of Starbucks’s long-running free iTunes music download program, here’s something to pump you up - the expensive coffee chain has begun offering free iPhone apps to the mix.
Every week, a new app will be featured. This week it’s Shazam Encore, which normally costs $5.99 and allows users to hold their phone up to a radio speaker or a relatively quiet night club, or even hum a tune into the phone, and Shazam will use its proprietary algorithms to help you figure out what the song’s title is.
Users who don’t want to pay that $5.99 sticker price can head into their local Starbucks and find the special “Pick of the Week App” card stack, take one for free, and then use the code on the back to download the app at no cost.
As mentioned, this is an extension of the coffee company’s increasingly strong relationship with Apple and is sure to be met with favorable reaction from the typical Starbucks/Apple clientele.
The next free app will be a game called SPY mouse and will be available beginning next Tuesday. The program will continue to change the free app selection every Tuesday thereafter.