In an experiment in social commerce, Jonathan Stark lets you download a picture of his Starbucks card and use it to purchase your own coffee.
Stark, a mobile applications consultant, explains:
You can download this picture of my Starbucks card to your phone and buy coffee at Starbucks with it. Seriously. My card gets charged, you don’t. Details are here.
If you’re feeling generous, you can also add money to my Starbucks card by doing this and enjoy some serious good karma.
Jonathan’s Card is an experiment in social sharing of physical goods using digital currency on mobile phones. I stumbled on the idea while doing research for a blog post about Broadcasting Mobile Currency.
Stark set up a Twitter account (@jonathanscard) so you can check out how much money is on the card at any given time. And has created APIs should other developers want to build on top of what he’s created.
Image: @jonathanscard Twitter account showing status updates.