The InReality Podcast
The InReality Podcast sits down with Anne Flynn Wear
Today we’ve got a special guest on the pod. Anne Flynn Wear is Associate Editor at Furniture Today, the leading publication covering the furniture industry. Anne has spent the last year documenting the furniture industry’s growing pains as retailers look to implement new ecommerce and in-store technology solutions to better move merchandise, manage their supply chain, and improve the customer experience.
On May 6, Anne published a piece on furnituretoday.com titled “App-less AR offers a tipping point for technology to become mainstream,” which takes an in-depth look at how Augmented Reality (and to a lesser extent Virtual Reality) have matured enough to become viable enterprise technologies for furniture retailers and manufacturers.
“The recent debut of app-less or web-native augmented reality could prove to be a tipping point for the technology’s adoption in home furnishings retail,” Anne writes. “Just as the transition from flip phones to smartphones opened up the world of e-commerce to the mobile phone user, app-less options may have a similar impact when compared with AR apps.”
That’s a juicy starting point, so let’s get to it. Up next, our chat with Anne Flynn Wear of Furniture Today.