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Mobile-Ready Pants

Is it a phone? A tablet? A phablet?

 

We know you're having a tough time taking your phone/tablet/phablet in and
out of your pant pocket. We've seen it all, missed phone calls, broken
screens, poor blood circulation (here's to you skinny jean wearers), and
worse, phantom vibration syndrome.

While we can't agree on what to call it, we can all agree on needing
bigger pockets. We are so happy to introduce Zappos Mobile-Ready Pants, just in
time for the iPhone 6!

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Zappos iOS 2.9 0 App Release

Today, Zappos is happy to release the latest update to its Zappos app for iOS (iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®): Version 2.9.0, which offers some exciting improvements to the Zappos shopping experience on a phone or tablet. 

Customer Account Improvements

We’ve continued to renovate our user account information and the latest update increases a user’s control of his or her account. 

In addition to being able to modify saved billing information and saved shipping address information, users can also modify their account password. We’ve also added the ability to set a primary billing information and shipping address for faster checkout!

Once a primary billing and address are set and verified, Zappos shoppers can use “EXPRESS” checkout to skip the selection process and go directly to the “Submit My Order” screen. If the purchase is a gift, users will see another added bonus: we’ve added personalized gift messages as an option in the checkout process. 

We’ve always considered the detailed order history within Zappos mobile apps a key differentiator. The “My Account” section features each shopper’s entire Zappos purchase history, accurate order status information, visual live order tracking and access to our easy return process.

We put a cherry on top with 2.9.0 by adding product images to order numbers on the order history page so it’s easy to tell which order is which. Tap the product image to see the other items in the order.

iPad Order Summary Screen

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We’ve also made the checkout experience more intuitive by detecting out-of-stock items in the shopping cart before the checkout process begins. If the item requested is out of stock, shoppers can move that item to their favorites and we’ll notify them with a push notification when it’s back in stock.

Browsing and Searching for Products

One of the best parts of the Zappos app is the fun and ease of finding the products you’re looking for. We’ve already got streamlined category navigation, powerful search as well as easy access to recent and saved searches right from the search entry field.

With this update, we’ve taken our powerful sort and filter options a step further: users can now exclude brands, specific styles, colors (and more!) they don’t want to see results for. For example, if you want to see every new blouse but hate the colors red and orange, you can just filter red and orange items out. So much easier than selecting every single color other than red or orange, right?

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iPhone Negative Filtering

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Cats, Dogs, Robots and Zappos Flair

Zappos isn’t just known for its unmatched customer service, wide catalogue selection, detailed product information and high definition images and videos. It’s also the market leader in quirkiness! This undervalued metric is something Zappos prides itself on and we’ve taken our “quirks” a step further with the ability for the user to choose their own “flair”!

An early Zappos feature, putting an item in a cart triggered a cat animation on the screen. Now, users can choose between cats, dogs and robots or a combination of them to add their own flair!  For added fun, try shaking your iPad while on the Zappos App home screen, and see what happens next!

iPad App Flair Settings

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Download the latest version of the Zappos app from the Apple® app store today!

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The Zappos App For Android: Making New and Amazing Strides

android apps, kindle apps, Zappos App for Android, Zappos Mobile, Zappos Mobile App v3.0, Zappos mobile apps, Zappos Mobile team, Zappos software engineersToday, the Zappos.com mobile team released the latest version of the Zappos App (version 3.0) for Android and Kindle. This release contains the most significant changes and feature updates since the inception of the Zappos Android App. Read on to hear more from Zappos’ mobile software engineers Matt Runo and Matt Kranzler (a.k.a. “The MATTS”) about some of the new changes. Happy shopping!

 

Even Easier Shopping and Shipping

In a world where you have too many credit cards or your spouse shares your tablet, the new version of the Zappos app helps you keep things straight by allowing you to color code and nickname your credit/debit cards (i.e. His Visa, Her Visa) so you can quickly identify the card you want to use for your purchase. 

Redesigned My Account Page

Account page redesign includes product thumbnails for each order and a simple selection process for shipping and payment methods.

Redesigned Saved Payment Screen

Create an easier shopping experience by storing your payment types, organized with easy-to-view icons.

 

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Saved Payment Custom Color Theming

Do you use more than one payment type for shopping? Customize the color of each of your payment types!

 

Upon purchase, our new UPS package tracking widget (below) shows you how many days, hours or minutes until your package should be delivered. You can track as many orders as you would like, and as an added bonus you can track any UPS packages, not just those from Zappos.

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Intuitive User Interface

Our Android app now looks and works well on all Android-powered platforms due to the responsive design we incorporated. The new product pages are buttery smooth and our tablet app features fancy animations as well. We went out of our way to make sure that UI controls are positioned just where you'd expect them - right under your fingers - no matter what device you're using the app on. We’ve also made it easier to expand our high-res photos to full-screen: just tap on the photo with two fingers or hit the Expand-O-Matic button in the action bar and voilá.

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By working with some new features in the Android operating system, we're able to store your account on your device instead of requiring a PIN entry, and we can log you in automagically. Of course, you can always log out if you'd prefer not have your account stored.

 

Fast and Easy Checkout

Our entire checkout flow has been re-envisioned from the ground up. We spent hours watching our users work through the checkout process and found several places where we could make things better… so we did!

  • The biggest change in the checkout process you’ll see is that it is now contained within a single screen, making the entire process clean and simple
  • We’ve added a visual indicator so you know how many steps you have left before your final checkout page
  • We redesigned the shipping address, shipping method and payment method selection process to make things easy to find and select.

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Combined, these changes make the checkout process much more fluid and easier than before.

 

How to Get the New Zappos App for Android and Kindle

The version 3.0 Zappos App for Android is available in the Google Play store and Amazon Market place today!  Download it and give it a try!

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Zappos.com IOS Updates!

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:

Sincerely,

Alex Kirmse - Mobile Team