As you probably already know, Korean’s are big on smart phones, and QR codes are pretty much ubiquitous. So to offer some utility to our time-poor friends, Tesco created virtual stores – embedded into shoppers everyday lives e.g. billboards on the subway stations. The displays look the same as actual stores, except you use your phone to shop by scanning the QR code to automatically add items to your cart (for same day delivery!).
It’s a very smart way to grow your business by adapting to the needs of a local market. And for me personally, I’d much prefer to shop via a virtual display to avoid the faff and stress of the supermarket! UK next??
Via Protein Feed
Really like this iPhone app demo from Nissan. It takes you through the whole user journey, right from the iAd to the in-app experience. Not only that. It’s pretty fucking funny. And best of all, it’s actually consumer-facing (unlike most app demos).
Via my new enthusiastic AMV grad.
Obviously I would never promote this app, but it did make me chuckle :)
Ever nod off and miss your stop? iNap means there’s no longer a need to worry.
iNap taps into your phone’s location sensors and sounds the alarm when you get close to your destination. You can even determine how much warning you need. If you’re a slow riser, you can tell it to wake you up 10 miles early. If you wake up fast, you can give yourself less warning.
Awesome, soon I won’t even have to think for myself.
For three evenings in October (8th – 10th), a new interactive smoky communication will be underway in Trafalgar Square, commissoned by the ICA. It will be an evening to remember – one that combines a very modern medium – mobile, with a 5,000 year old one – smoke signals.
This experiment works as a hybrid system that explores the dynamic and spatial capacities of smoke and light, in relation to modern mobile technology. In Memory Cloud, visitors can text any message they like to the artists’ creation, and that message will be made into huge light-and-air smoke signals, all in real-time.
The project motivates social interaction through visualization of personal expression, and a collective act of writing space. This new exploration of personal expression in public spaces is from Minimaforms, founded in 2002 by brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos as an experimental architecture and design practice.