Posh shop Waitrose launches Christmas app on Android

Expensive UK supermarket chain Waitrose has launched an Android app, which brings together loads of Christmas recipes and tools under one very impressive user interface.

It’s not a shopping app, merely a way to encourage people to cook things and make cakes and stuff. There’s also an interactive “Turkey Timer” that calculates how long you need to roast your dinner for, plus links to share foody stuff via Twitter, Facebook and email. It’s very clever.

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The sort of needlessly flashy thing you’d expect to find on iPhone, it’s good to see major retailers starting to bring their promotional tools to Android as well. Find this on the Android Market by searching for “Waitrose”. It’s free.

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  1. MrChaz

     /  November 25, 2010

    Man,
    That thing uses an awful lot of permissions

    Reply
    • Simon

       /  November 25, 2010

      Not really. The app accesses the internet, allows you to find local stores based on your location and will allow you to call them. Nothing dodgy, nothing to worry about.

      Reply
  2. Sponge Finge

     /  November 25, 2010

    It needs to use the phone so it can call your mum and tell her you’re soaking your fruit.

    Reply
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