The digitec and Galaxus apps are here
The foundation for the apps was laid two years ago with a total redesign of our online shops and the complete restructuring our website. In addition, a fully-fledged responsive functionality was introduced, which I told you about around one year ago:
These are the reasons why we openly say: The app is nothing other than our website. It’s simply our shop. Because that’s what we’re good at! Oliver Herren, our CTO, sent me the following lines on this matter: “From a user’s perspective, the only relevant issue is whether the functionality is good. If something was natively programmed or not will not be of interest. Another important point is that our online shop can be seamlessly used on all devices. Therefore, we focus on one solution for all devices. This is done by means of a Progressive Web App. In other words, the online shop not only adapts to various screen sizes and types but also uses the latest browser features."
Speaking of features: After the release of our app, our employees had the opportunity to tell us what they thought of it or ask questions via our internal blog. I would like to share some hand-picked contributions – feel free to add your own comments in the comments field below:
- “A notification for the deal of the day would be great.” – “I may have misunderstood but wouldn’t that kind of notification just be an alarm clock that rings at midnight every day?”
- “Still a lot of potential: Notifications for order ready for collection or new deal of the day, products on shopping list available again etc."
- "I suggested this years ago XD FINALLY it's here!"
By the way, this article is part of our #FeatureFriday,we celebrate on Facebook and Twitter (almost) every week. Thanks for liking and following us! And if you feel like giving us a belated Christmas present, we would greatly appreciate your rating of the new apps – preferably a 5-star one :-)