Speak or Scan – Tesco Groceries for Android launches

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 […]

Big improvements to service for Tesco Finder app

I’ve just sent into live an update to the API service supporting Tesco Finder application. The focus has been on improving performance and accuracy of the service for the ever-increasing number of Tesco Finder users. The “nearest branches” feature is now much more accurate. Before the update, the API tended to favour nearest branches by […]

Tesco TV Campaign Highlights iPhone App Barcode Scanning

If you’re an Emmerdale fan than you will no doubt have seen the excellent and amusing 40-second TV commercial from our marketing department. The commercial shows our “Tesco family” using the barcode scanning facility on their iPhone as they go about life. You’ll see the ad popping up all over the place on commercial TV channels in […]

Tesco Recipes App for iPad launches

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 […]

How to make “Sat-nav” work inside a Tesco Store

If you have been reading in the media about my proposal to have a form of in-store “satellite navigation”-style location based awareness for Tesco Finder app users, I thought I would take you on a dive into the sort of research we’re doing to see if we can make this work. Now we don’t do ‘tech’ for […]

Nice review of Tesco Groceries app by BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones

The BBC’s Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, has written a nice blog article on the Tesco Groceries app now we have updated it to include barcode scanning. It’s always good when people I respect are enjoying the fruits of the work coming out of Tesco.com! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/2010/10/mobile_barcodes_and_smarter_sh.html

Tesco Groceries for iPhone – now with Barcode Scanner

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 […]

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):