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Best Buy Android App v.1

Best Buy Android App Splash Screen

Guest post from Cameron Gross

This week, our team published Best Buy's first application for the Android platform. It is a beginning. We look at it as a work in progress. Can we call it "beta?"

We have a lengthy list of features and user stories we are working to implement. For now, our first release includes: search, browse, add to cart, complete purchase (through Best Buy's Mobile website), and the beginnings of some offer delivery on the home screen. Our process is one that encourages the release of a "work-in-progress" for users to try and provide feedback. It is this feedback that will guide the priorities in future releases.

Features at the top of our list include:

* Store locator
* Improve search
* Add Reward Zone features
* More offers

After that, the pile of ideas we are working to develop is tall. They are just ideas. Ultimately, we are hoping to get guidance from users and their preferences to determine the features we should add next. If you have ideas, please feel free to email us (, comment here, or post your suggestions on IdeaX.

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"Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter."

Editor's note: It's worth understanding that serendipity is not luck. It involves the act of looking, of paying attention and having a mind open to discovering value in places you couldn't imagine.

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"Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere."

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"Properly speaking a man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him."

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