Tesco “Feet On The Floor” returns… without me!

I’ve just read in The Grocer that more than 7,000 Tesco head office staff are to be sent to work in-store between September and December this year. It’s weird to think that, after all these years, I won’t be stacking the shelves or picking online orders alongside my Tesco colleagues this Christmas. In Tesco.com we […]

Access live weather metrics from our new home!

The unit in this picture is the Davis Vantage Vue weather seneor, which measures wind speed and direction, rainfall, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity. It’s mounted on a pole above the roof of our house, and updates a weather console with this data ervery few seconds. Inside the weather console is a data-logger which which […]

The Connected Home Project

It’s new year and time to get stuck into my big project for 2015 which is to experiment with technology that together form the ‘connected home’. In simple terms, connected home tech consists of sensors that detect and measure various pieces of information in the home environment and devices that can take action where necessary […]

Tesco.com R&D Day Out

Sometimes it’s worth taking the team and escaping from the office for some fresh air and fresh thinking, specially when some of the extended team are joining us for the week having escaped from Tesco’s offices in Bangalore, India. The thinking doesn’t get any fresher than when it takes place at TechHub London, the community […]

VACANCY! Come and join the mobile team at Tesco.com

If you love what we, at Tesco.com, have created with our mobile apps (and think we could ‘do better’ of course!), it’s time you came and joined the team at Tesco.com HQ in Welwyn Garden City. Yes we have an amazing vacancy for a ‘Mobile Product Owner’ who will help shape our mobile/device offerings going […]

Tesco Freeview Experiment – Applications closed

Thanks to all of you who have applied to join the Tesco Freeview Experiment. Applications are now closed, and I am sifting through the postcodes to confirm the 20 different main service transmitters that will be used in the experiments tonight and I’ll announce on this blog tomorrow morning the applicants to receive the Technika Freeview HD […]

Tesco Groceries for Mobile – Infographic

I absolutely love this info-graphic that has been created describing how our Tesco Groceries app works with the rest of our service.  Now do you see why I so enjoy working with the marketing team? A picture paints a thousand words, and us geeks should remember that a little more than we do!

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 […]

The calm before the storm

Sorry for being a bit quiet here over the last week or so. We’re just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s before we plunge into the public arena with our most exciting adventure yet. I feel that any time spend away from my core duties as part of the team delivering this adventure is […]