We all know Zappos.com is more than just shoes and quirkiness, and we had so much fun showing that at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire!
We hacked an Xbox Kinect® to let people virtually try on some of our clothes without the need to belly-suck. We also had some fun boxes chock-full of costumery for us to play dress-up and just release that inner child (and no, we don’t mean free child birthing).
Shaun, Pawel, *your's truly* (Alice) and Joel
We took photos and gave away $100 Zappos.com gift certificates to the top three crowd favorites. Congrats to our three winners below!
We had a blast - thanks to everyone who joined us in our silly shenananigans!
The Zappos API team held the 9th Hack-a-thon event from December 12-16th. The theme was “Do it Live”, which meant each team was encouraged to try and have their project accessible to the intended users by the end of the week.
In the end, seven teams accomplished this challenge. In addition to the Hack-a-Thon, the Zappos API team hosted a public “Hack-a-thon Hack-a-long” contest open to any non Zappos developer that ran for the duration of the Hackathon.
It’s almost here! Zappos Now (ZN for short), is the brand new digital magazine iPad® app that is dedicated to style.
Browse through style editorial spreads, read articles about fashion, gifting, travel and much more. And of course, since we’re Zappos and all, we’ve made it super easy for you to shop all featured items directly on the ZN app! ZN readers also enjoy our fast and FREE next business day shipping, free and easy return shipping, 365-day return policy and our world-class 24/7 customer service with every order. (Whew! That was a mouthful!)
The ZN app will be available for free download in the iTunes AppStore in early December. Stay tuned for more details!
Hi folks! We've been keeping busy here in the mobile team and wanted to feature our most recent 2.2 release because it has quite a few enhancements that make this a pretty awesome release for both our iPhone and iPad app. The first thing you'll notice when you download the updated 2.2 release from the App Store is an updated homescreen on the iPhone. We've added some of the look of the regular Zappos.com website, added quicker category browsing and simplified things a bit overall. You'll also notice that when you login we'll recognize that you're a VIP!
As you start searching and filtering, you'll find that more categories and relevant subcategories are available to you than before. This should make finding what you're looking for much easier. Once you've found that product, take a look at our images and we've included high-res images where you can pinch and zoom to get a better look. Finally, if you want to share this product, we're leveraging iOS 5's native Twitter integration to allow you to tweet an image and link to the product you're viewing (additionally you can share via email or text message).
Definitely a cool release, so what are you waiting for? Get the newest Zappos iPad app HERE! :)
Here's Nolan O'Brien, a mobile engineer on our team, to go over the features in this quick video: