Starbucks Canada has launched a free iOS application which lets Canadian customers pay for their purchases right from their iPhone.

The app builds upon the mobile payment rolled out in the U.S earlier this year and the new Starbucks Rewards loyalty card program launched last month in this country.

In addition to allowing you to pay for your purchase, the app also lets users: check their Starbucks Card balance and top up their account; find the nearest Starbucks store; access food and beverage nutrition information; and learn more about the company's coffee.

The app can also be protected with a passcode so you don't end up paying for someone else’s coffee.

The new iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is available now from the iTunes Canada app store.

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