Monday, November 14, 2011

Welcome Grabble!

The mobile team here at Walmart has been hard at work figuring out how mobile technology can be used to change the way people shop.  We've hit some key milestones recently with the launch of our new iPad app and the introduction of Smart Shopping Lists for the iphone which we announced earlier this week. Yet, we are just getting started.  Mobile isn't just an extension of e-commerce to mobile devices, but rather a guide that will impact all of a customer's purchases, from groceries to electronics and everything in between.

A few months back we met the Grabble team -- a small team that was started in the proverbial garage in Woolongong Australia.  The Grabble founders had a vision that was very similar to ours in terms of how shopping could be transformed using mobile devices.  After many long conversations and paired programming over multiple time zones, we are thrilled that the Grabble team is now a part of our mobile efforts.  They will be moving to our offices in San Bruno, California, and we look forward to working together to build products that seamlessly integrate the shopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce for millions of customers around the globe.

We are excited to have Stuart and Anthony aboard.