Starbucks Cup Magic App Makes Holiday Coffee More Festive (VIDEO)

starbucks magic cupLike Starbucks coffee? Love their festive holiday cups? Have an Android phone or an iPhone? Well, I have some good news for you: Thanks to an app that will launch next Tuesday, Starbucks drinkers will get to see their heart-warming holiday cups dance before their eyes just like sugar plums.

The app is called Starbucks Cup Magic, and as you'll see in the handy-dandy video after the jump, it works by pointing your phone at a holiday cup, as well as 47 additional objects, such as bags of coffee on display at Starbucks locations. After doing so, animations involving five different characters -- an ice skater, a squirrel, a boy and a dog sledding, and a fox -- will appear on your screen. And you can interact with the characters! If you tap the squirrel, he'll jump into a pile of snow. Weee! And the best part? Those who activate all of the characters can qualify to win an as-yet-unnamed prize.

Kind of in the mood for a hot cup a joe now, aren't you?


When I learned about this app this morning, I was actually drinking a Starbucks from a holiday cup. I was rather disappointed when I learned that Starbucks Cup Magic won't be available until next week, but you know what? It guaranteed that I'll be back there come next Tuesday (I'm not a daily Starbucks person, so that's big for me). Those crazy advertising and marketing people really know a thing or two, now don't they?

Check out the video:

Kind of cute, no? Will you download this app?


Image via YouTube

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