TWiLBM #172: Haptics, CarPlay and the end of home deliveries

Welcome to episode #172. On the show: Top stories featuring OfficeDepot, Revealr, Lechal, Six to Start, Thirdshelf, ShipEarly, Apple’s CarPlay, PizzaHut and Chaotic Moon, and Volvo’s delivery system. Our Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin examines the in-store difference between the mobile web and mobile apps. Our resource of the week is a new book by Peggy Anne Salz and InMobi called Apponomics.

Episode 172

Recorded: March 7, 2014
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan
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A Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin: The difference between how we use the mobile web vs mobile apps in-store (3:50)

Resource of the week: Inmobi’s new book, Apponomics. Written by Peggy Anne Salz of MobileGroove (20:10)

Top stories of the week (starts at 6:10)

1. OfficeDepot shows wearables being used in-store at eTail conference
2. Revealr App uses voice matching to find the right date for you
3. Lechal‘s vibrating haptic shoes bring directions to the blind
4. The Walk – fitness gaming app funding by British National Health Service
5. Thirdshelf builds the store of the future at DX3 with LXR
6 ShipEarly launches at DX3 Canada
7. Apple launches CarPlay
8. Pizza Hut’s touchscreen table concept developed by Chaotic Moon
9. Volvo testing Roam Delivery in Sweden

1. Lechal’s use of haptics to help people with disabilities and the potential for commercial use (21:50)
2. The impact of Apple’s new CarPlay (26:25)
3. Volvo’s Roam Delivery service in Sweden – could it make delivery addresses irrelevant? (30:05)

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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