In the future use Tesco Finder app to “scan as you shop”

Tesco Finder, our R&D app currently available for iPhone, is ideal for trying out new ideas that come in from customers and staff. Not all ideas will be implemented but we like to try them out in a research context to test the art of the possible. Here’s one example: use Tesco Finder to scan items as […]

Ribot have taught us the art of Simple.

It’s mid-afternoon on a Saturday, and my copy of Tweetdeck is on the screen displaying my favourite filtered Twitter feeds. As you can imagine I have a column filtering “tesco iphone app” and I have to admit I’m enjoying the very many positive comments coming from ‘the real world’. The team at Ribot are enjoying […]

Survive an earthquake with Tesco Finder

A techfortesco reader has just alerted me to a very interesting article from a geography teacher’s blog that is introducing Tesco Finder for iPhone/iPod Touch into geography lessons as part of an earthquake survival kit. Chris Green, Head of Geography at a west midlands secondary school, has created the lessons to teach his pupils how to […]

Android! Android! Android! Message Received!

AND… those of you not filling my email and blog comments with barcode scanner questions, it’s Android. Curse my transparency – hold onto your hat as you read this message from B0lty: Why haven’t you included a barcode scanner? More like why haven’t you included a Tesco Android app? I find it flabbergasting that so […]

Tesco.com Marketing’s Ian Crook at Nokia World

Tesco.com’s Marketing Director Ian Crook was presenting at Nokia World today, talking about our Tesco Groceries for Nokia app. This photo from Twitter user @jmacdonald captured our man Ian in action (click the image for full size):

Why haven’t we included the barcode scanner in Tesco Groceries?

Just about every external email I’ve received over the last two days seems to ask one question: We have barcode scanning in Tesco Finder for iPhone, so why haven’t we put the scanner into Tesco Groceries for iPhone?The reason is technical and to do with the new barcode scanning code that needs to be compatible […]

I’ve just submitted my Olympic 2012 “Games Maker” application

Yes, I’ve just volunteered to be one of thousands of “games makers” at the London 2012 Olympics. I hope my skills in information technology, radio communications (I’m a licensed radio amateur) and media / PR stuff will be of some use to the organisers. Mind you, I’ll probably end up in the kitchen washing zillions […]

Tesco Groceries for iPhone – #1 Lifestyle App and in top 10 for iTunes UK

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 […]