On the way home last night I realised I needed catfood. But rather than go to my local superstore I went to my local Co-op.
While larger stores have bigger budgets to implement changing technologies, sometimes, their size means they are slower to rollout change. And change is happening everywhere due to technology. Remember we used to have Blockbuster cards, now we have Netflix accounts. We used to go shopping on Saturdays, now we use ProDirect Sport’s website. And even recent advances, we used to have to wait in all day for a delivery, now couriers email and text us the delivery window. We use to check in at airports, then we checked in online and printed our boarding cards, now we use our phone to check in and it retains the boarding cards.
All of these things have happened in the last 10 years. The majority since Apple introduced their iPhone in 2007. This isn’t a total Apple-fest, Apple hasn’t been responsible for the above advances but it has been a technology catalyst. Companies have seen how technology can improve their business and implemented change.
Yesterday Apple Pay was released. Apple Pay connects your bankcard and phone and allows you to make payments with your phone. So I went to my Co-op, used my phone to buy catfood, and my Cats are happy!
Another technology revolution ….. I think so.
This article was written by NewZapp Technical Director David Hazzard.