On the Microsoft and Nokia mobile deal

Few things have excited me as much over the last few months than the work that Microsoft has done to create Windows Phone 7 (WP7), and the news that came in last Friday announcing that they have teamed up with Nokia (or Nokia has teamed up with them, or both!) brings me yet more joy. […]

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):

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 […]

Nokia app feedback (and time for a commercial break)

Well now it’s been quite a week. The Tesco Groceries app for Nokia appeared on the OVI store and now we have several thousand customers enjoying shopping on their mobile. What’s really nice is that they are using the app as we hoped – most are adding to basket “little and often” throughout this last […]

Who are Ribot, and why did we make them our mobile partner?

Our grocery home shopping application for Nokia phones (and soon, iPhone) was designed and built for us by a Brighton-based company called Ribot. But who are they? Brothers Antony and Jerome Ribot (that’s a French surname) came to our attention when we sent out a tender invitation to the world of mobile development companies. Many […]

Why have we snubbed iPhone by launching grocery on Nokia?

I have lots of interesting feedback from readers wondering why we we went for Nokia first and (as GoMo News put it, “Tesco snubs iPhone with mobile commerce application”). First of all we actually haven’t snubbed iPhone. Ribot have built grocery apps for both Nokia and iPhone and we’re just finishing user-acceptance testing of the iPhone version […]

Walkthrough of Tesco Grocery app for Nokia phones

Let’s take a walk-through of our new grocery home shopping application for Nokia phones to give you a sense of what it looks like and how it works. We start with the opening screen, which enables you to reserve a delivery slot for your order (or change it for a pending order). It also allows […]