Rubber ducks run Infinite Cart

Fact.

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An entire armada of them!

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At dmexco – Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference in Cologne.

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And they did an excellent job indeed! There was an overwhelming interest in our Infinite Cart demo. Initially out of curiosity why the SAP Hybris booth looked like a showroom for taps and sinks. But further inquisitiveness soon drove visitors into the hands of SAP Hybris Profile. This once again showed us how much sense it makes to integrate with other services. That way we can generate some buzz around the actual product and in return we have less difficulties explaining why we have taps and sinks at our booth.

So listen to the rubber duck and check out the SAP Hybris Profile Developer Portal.

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Premiere Night

We’re using the term ‘premiere’ in it’s broadest possible sense here. Both Bullseye and Infinite Cart have been around for quite a while already. But we’ve only just installed the demos in our showroom, a.k.a. The Hybris Labs Innovation Space. The perfect cover to organise a nice little party. Buy some beer, invite all your colleagues and give the do a fancy name to make it an official occasion – “The Hybris Labs Premiere Night”.

We started the evening with an exclusive not-quite-premiere of our latest video. But then it was time for the real thing. Lots of our colleagues hadn’t had the opportunity to see a live demo of Infinite Cart before, so they were genuinely interested. Perhaps the beer also played a part…

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The second new big attraction in the showroom is Bullseye. Give ’em what they what they want…sweets, flashing lights and a beer in their hands…at the end: Everybody’s happy.

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SAP Hybris Summit Japan 2016

It was the first SAP Hybris Summit Japan and Hybris Labs was a part of it. More than a year ago our Japanese colleagues had already built a mini version of the Smart Wine Shelf all by themselves. And what can you say, flashing wine bottles are still an eye catcher!

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But for this special occasion we were invited to show a more recent Hybris Labs invention. Since the SAP Hybris customer Hansgrohe was also in Tokyo to give a keynote, Infinite Cart was the perfect match. For those of you who weren’t aware of this yet, Hansgrohe allows us to use their products for the demo. That helps us immensely to bring our prototype to life and adds some charm to the display.

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The idea behind Infinite Cart seems to be quite appealing to them. Let’s see what happens next…

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By the way, Hansgrohe also allowed us to shoot a video in their ‘Aquademie‘. It’ll be published very soon, so keep an eye on our blog!

Physics 101

Who would have guessed that NFC and metal don’t go well together? (the material not the music style…) Well, let’s just say we had a suspicion. But we weren’t expecting to ever have to prove it at an event. Then again, who would have thought that a booth is sometimes constructed with metal walls? Definitely was a bit of surprise fur us. Here’s a little physics 101: NFC tags don’t work when they’re stuck onto metal walls. And just as a side note, it’s also a suboptimal environment for wireless networks. Basically we had similar problems as Superman has with lead (spot on comparison).

But we were at the SAP CEC Forum in Vienna to show Infinite Cart, so we had to find a solution. Time to improvise. We found these wooden thingies…

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…and tried to get a bit of distance between the tags and the wall. Not exactly pretty, but it worked… kind of… Luckily though, the booth as a whole looked absolutely fab!

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Like last time when we showed Infinite Cart, we ganged up again with the guys from Hybris Profile. It just makes so much sense to use our prototypes to promote actual SAP Hybris products (“to be” in this case) and demonstrate how ready the software already is for cool innovations.

But then all of a sudden the buggers started stealing our thunder!

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