Tesco Pocket Shopper

A little piece of history for you: You probably think that mobile apps appeared soon after iPhone’s launch back in 2007? Actually… Tesco created its first mobile app back in… 2002! Tesco Pocket Shopper was a complete guide to selecting and ordering your Tesco online groceries which you could use offline, then go online to […]

Applications open to join the Tesco Freeview Broadcast experiment

If you would like to join Tesco.com R&D in testing content and applications we’ll be sending to ‘Channel Zero’-enabled Freeview boxes, then please apply below. You may also optionally apply to receive one of 20 Technika Freeview HD set-top boxes that the Tesco Electricals team have kindly given me to hand out as part of […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Visit the “Tesco Mobile Apps Portal” web site

We’ve just launched our mobile applications portal web site. The site has essential information about all our applications and it will grow to become your complete guide to our mobile apps, with all kinds of support facilities too. http://www.tesco.com/apps

Multiple mobile users can add to the same Tesco.com grocery order

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 […]

One Million Tesco Apps Downloaded

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 […]

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 […]