Let it snow! News on Tesco Finder, Beta 1 API lockdown and Tesco.com HQ festive decor.

So now it’s snowing outside Tesco.com HQ and suddenly I feel Christmassy. It adds to the warm glow that we’ve now exceeded 50,000 downloads of Tesco Finder for iPhone and the daily download count averages 600. Not bad for an R&D app.

The great news is that we’re finalising a greatly updated version that allows you to shop for products in-store without the need for a live internet connection given that some of our stores seem to be very good at shielding customers from mobile phone signals. Yes, and we’re just finalising some contractual negotiations with a maker of “red lasers”.
The Tesco.com Grocery API (Beta 1) has now been locked down. That means that the API will now not change its behaviour or syntax, allowing developers to write client applications with the confidence that we we won’t do anything to the API that breaks their application. More news in the Tesco.com Innovation Forum at http://www.techfortesco.com/forum .
Here are a couple of photos of the excellent attempts fest up Tesco.com HQ for the season (click pics for bigger size):


Finally I have some fantastic news about a new and utterly innovative application that we are launching shortly. Unfortunately I can’t say a thing about it until it appears. However the blog entry is written, and the press releases are standing by. Don’t go away!

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