Friday, 15 January 2016

Flipkart launches universal Windows app

 

 
Online marketplace Flipkart has launched services for its consumers on Microsoft's new Windows 10 platform.
Building on Flipkart and Microsoft’s constant efforts to make technology adapt to consumers and deliver an enhanced end-user experience, Flipkart’s new universal Windows app will offer consumers a seamless app experience across all form factors, the company said in a statement.
The new universal app will offer a more personalised app interface with features such as customised shopping recommendations, merchandising and notifications, and interactive guided search. Additionally, consumers will also be able to avail of all the ‘App-only’ offers right from the app.
The Flipkart app for Windows 10 has been developed specially for hybrid devices (touch and non-touch) and optimised for use of different inputs such as touch, keyboard, trackpad, and mouse.
The Flipkart app for Windows 10 is also one of the first apps to introduce the product tabs feature, enabling consumers to open tabs in the background to view products later as well as compare different products for a faster browsing experience. Users can also access the “image search” feature to find visually similar items when shopping.
Amar Nagaram, Director, Mobile Engineering, Flipkart, said, “Over the last few months, we have been working on the Windows 10 platform to create a richer and more personalised experience for our consumers. We have been working towards creating a seamless experience similar to that of an app and Windows 10 surely provides opportunities to introduce innovative features.”
Meanwhile, Harish Vaidyanathan, Director of Independent Software Vendor Programs at Microsoft said, “The Flipkart app for Windows 10 has been designed to offer a seamless and consistent experience across various form factors. By virtue of an online store being available 24x7, consumers will be able to pick up their selection and shopping process from where they left off across their range of Windows devices. Apart from the added convenience and enhanced experience, consumers will also get access to app-only offers and in-app notifications that will keep them updated on the latest deals and discounts."