4 Crucial Elements of a Killer Mobile App

The Google Play and Apple App stores comprise roughly 2 million apps each, with the Apple App store alone accounting for more than 140 billion downloads since 2008. Mobile marketplaces are nothing if not robust, but the act of downloading apps has always been more popular than the act of actually using them. A 2016…

The Child Prodigy Who Builds AI Engines for Fun

Tanmay Bakshi is poised and confident standing center stage in a Walmart Technology conference room in Bentonville, Arkansas, like a veteran speaker about to recite a well-rehearsed keynote. He’s introduced to the audience of seasoned developers who’ve gathered to hear him speak, but he needs no introduction; his reputation precedes him. Over the next half…

Augmented Reality Aims to Redefine the Consumer Experience

The ability to combine virtual imagery with the real world opens up a whole new world for retailers.  Retailers took notice when millions of people walked around with their eyes glued to their phones in search of Pokémon. Though augmented reality has been around for years, Pokémon Go is a lesson in the power of…

Code, Choir and Kanban: One Year at Walmart Technology

As a computer science student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Shequi’lla Whitaker always went the extra mile. Her relentless work ethic would help prepare her for the future, her teachers said. They weren’t wrong. Even so, Whitaker describes her graduation from the classroom to the workplace as a “total shock.” She quickly realized…

An Unexpected App Inspired by Self-Driving Cars

“Be merchants first, technologists second.” In Walmart Technology, we hear those words on a weekly basis, but we don’t always get the chance to put them into practice. At the Greenhouse event beginning on July 6, teams got to do just that. Unlike a traditional hack-a-thon, Greenhouse presents one problem and teams design multiple solutions.…

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