2D Barcode Mobile Payment at Starbucks

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Starbucks is rolling out in the US their “Starbucks card” mobile app. The app is an e-wallet tied to your starbucks account and enabling you to pay your caramel macchiato by snapping a 2D barcode printed by the cashier. Funny enough I had the same idea some time ago since it’s clearly a very time to market way to provide mobile payment with ease (especially since NFC won’t be mainstream before a while). But I found this patent filled by a French guy in Accenture (US2009240626A1) which exactly covers this method……read more