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Credit where credit’s due: well done Ocado!

Last week our grocery home shopping competitor Ocado won the BT Retail Week Technology Award for their iPhone and Android Ocado on the Go apps. The two applications are excellent examples of applying technology appropriately for the customer’s benefit – making the process of grocery shopping easier and more convenient. I’m sure our forthcoming grocery …

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Why we all need a Hero (Device)

As you know, at Tesco.com we targeted iPhone first. Yet if I was to draw a Venn diagram containing two circles – one representing the population of Tesco online shoppers and the other the population of people with iPhones – you would see that the overlap between the two circles is only very small. However, …

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Mobile Monday and Living in a Multi-platform World

Yesterday evening I joined a panel of ‘thinkers’ at a session of Mobile Monday London, hosted at Microsoft’s Victoria offices in London. Chaired by Marek Pawlowski of MEX (the strategy forum for user experience), the session was entitled “Living in a Multi-platform World” and explored the challenges of developing for the much more fragmented world …

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Tesco home shopping on an iPad?

Today we met with the designers who are building our grocery mobile apps so we could review progress and think about what we wanted to do over the coming year. They brought two iPads with them.On one iPad they had a mock-up of Tesco grocery shopping on it.On the other they had their presentation. Don’t take anything …

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iPad fans disrupt Tesco.com

Tesco.com HQ has been disrupted by colleagues with iPads who seem to create groups of people who gather around them whenever they carry the things about the office. Which they’re doing. Blatantly. Sarah (middle) and Becky (right) caught admiring Lucia’s iPad. (the chocolates are there because there is always gooey food around Tesco.com HQ) Oh and …

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