Please welcome the newest member of our mobile app family, Tesco Groceries for Android. Yes, I know, you’ve wanted this app to launch for a long time. But the management team, designers and developers were patient, considered, and did things right so that we could launch an app to be proud of.
So take my hand and let’s journey together through the delights of this android application. Would you like to be downloading while we walk? Sure, follow this link. We start with the op
I’ve recently spotted this article on Infinite Path:
Are big businesses missing out by putting the iPhone above Google Android? Excerpt: Take Tesco for example. It’s hard to avoid their TV ads promoting their iPhone app which allows people to scan barcordes to generate a shopping list and then order items. A great idea, which makes it even more shocking they are yet to launch an Android version.
It seems they’re working on it. Nick Lansley, who blogs on the supermarket’s tech
Yes we’ve just launched our first (and frankly gorgeous) iPad app – Tesco Recipes. The app was designed of course by our mobile app creators extraordinaire – Ribot, who used the ‘salivation commences’ slogan in their blog post as that sums up for me regarding what this app is all about. Andy Beale, IT Manager into whom our fledgling production mobile development team reports, commented: Special thanks to Sreelatha in India who has worked tirelessly to test the application and
Our Tesco Groceries for iPhone app has been updated to enable you to scan barcodes using the iPhone’s camera (the same way that Tesco Finder for iPhone does). Now you can scan any EAN barcode and, as long as the product is sold in your home store, you can see the product’s details and add it straight to your current shopping basket. This should really add to the convenience of grocery home shopping, so enjoy this new facility. To update the app, just launch App Store on your
I’d like you to meet another of our R&D team and introduce to you his pursuit of making searching for products on our website rather more interesting – indeed exciting to use – than it is right now. So here is Rakesh Ravuri. Say hello! We’re going to get you to experience this proof of concept right now on your computer if you like – but first a little background from Rakesh himself: This proof of concept explores a new way of searching on Tesco.com. This is based on Microsof
Yes we’ve made a Tesco Groceries app for Windows Phone 7!
Designed by Ribot, built by our newly formed mobile development team (well done guys and girls). Watch the live webcast here – the Tesco app is part of the demo in this webcast.
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/liveEvent.aspx I’ll update the link to archived footage showing the app when Microsoft make it available. (Android – Android – Android …. work in progress…!) #groceries #tesco #windowsph
I don’t get any products, favourites or delivery slots when I use my iPhone or Nokia app – what’s wrong? If you get this problem, it means is that your grocery account is set to an ‘accessiblity’ profile. In order to make your account work with the app it needs to be displayed in ‘standard’ profile. Changing your profile is easy but you do need to go to our web site and make a change to one of the settings. Follow these instructions: Login to your grocery account at http://ww
Thanks to all of you who have downloaded our Tesco Groceries for iPhone application. The app is achieving a continuous top 10 position in iTunes for ‘most downloaded free app’ (it’s at No. 5 right now) and is No.1 in the ‘Lifestyle” category in the time period since it launched last Thursday. Of course downloads aren’t everything – we’ll be monitoring usage to see what customers use / avoid / love / hate about the application and tune it up appropriately. Feedback pretty good
A great question has come from @sitereport on Twitter: Can multiple iPhone users add items to the same order? Technically, as long as the users are logged in to the same account, then yes you can add to the same order (or change quantities or remove the item). Indeed, this can be a mix of anyone on the iPhone app, the Nokia app, and the web site – each keeps the others up to date. I say ‘technically’ because if someone checks out an order, the basket is emptied ready for the
Let’s take a walkthrough of the Tesco Groceries app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (the latter running in “iPhone mode”). Here is the opening screen (when you first use the app, you will be asked to tap in your Tesco.com grocery login email and password). You can choose a delivery slot, and see when the next order is due (which you can amend if you wish): The Shopping List is your own memo pad, allowing you to type any product name in free-form text, perfect for remembering
Here it is: Tesco.com’s grocery heart and soul in a little app. This changes everything. Again. (“Again”, because we launched on Nokia first!) Tesco and Ribot present this powerful pocket of grocery home shopping to you now. We simply call it Tesco Groceries which says so much in so few words. Oh, the decisiveness of purpose, passion for excellence and focus of hard work by so many people for a year to give birth to this little bundle of joy, the love child of Tesco.com and R
Computer Weekly, one of my favourite reads, has as exceeded even their own excellent forecasting abilities. In their article Tesco Finder app reaches 1m downloads published yesterday, they reinterpreted my blog entry of Friday which spoke of the number of Tesco Finder requests reaching one million, rather than app downloads reaching one million. Given that Tesco Groceries for iPhone is about to launch, I thought I’d compile the actual total count of downloads of all the other
Well now it’s been quite a week. The Tesco Groceries app for Nokia appeared on the OVI store and now we have several thousand customers enjoying shopping on their mobile. What’s really nice is that they are using the app as we hoped – most are adding to basket “little and often” throughout this last week, according to the evidence from our anonymised internal log files. Nokia are so delighted that they’ve added us to a 30-second TV commercial promoting apps on the OVI store.