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[APP][Free]Shared Shopping List

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By GammaL, Junior Member on 29th March 2013, 10:47 AM
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Hello

I wrote a shopping list application, in which i focused on a speed in
which you can create a shopping list and share(and update after that)
it with your friend. So i avoided any forms often frequented in this
type of applications, and came up with a very simple design. You would
just enter your items into the text field with some autocomplete,
adjust the amounts, then click sharing button, select your friend and
that's it.

I also use Google App Engine for server side to keep this free.

I wrote this a while ago, now i would like to improve it to add some
more features, so any feedback and ideas for improvement would be much
appreciated

Link to Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kaukas.sharedsl
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29th March 2013, 10:53 AM |#2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GammaL

Hello

I wrote a shopping list application, in which i focused on a speed in
which you can create a shopping list and share(and update after that)
it with your friend. So i avoided any forms often frequented in this
type of applications, and came up with a very simple design. You would
just enter your items into the text field with some autocomplete,
adjust the amounts, then click sharing button, select your friend and
that's it.

I also use Google App Engine for server side to keep this free.

I wrote this a while ago, now i would like to improve it to add some
more features, so any feedback and ideas for improvement would be much
appreciated

Link to Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aukas.sharedsl

Cool app. I like it. Clickable link :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aukas.sharedsl
9th May 2013, 05:19 AM |#3  
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I got this idea to many time ago, but was something like ( you should add it) a "social tasks" list, for example, there are some few tasks to do at home, you put this in the social to-do lists and everyone in the family could see the lists, and when the tasks are completed, they should be notified or the task deleted from the social list!!
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Just watch the démo vidéo ans it looks really nice !

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Originally Posted by GammaL

I wrote this a while ago, now i would like to improve it to add some
more features, so any feedback and ideas for improvement would be much
appreciated

Really nice app, follows some feedback:

Try to implement the native ActionBar or use SherlockActionBar. Using just the native ActionBar will make your app incompatible with versions below 3.0. Using Sherlock your app will be compatible with 2.1 and above. This will make the app more integrated to the system.

Other changes you can make on this aspect is read the Design Guidelines (sorry I can't post links), learn some thing about good designs and look for other apps searching for inspiration.
9th May 2013, 01:06 PM |#6  
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Good! My housemates install this app too!

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9th May 2013, 02:03 PM |#7  
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Hi @GammaL, great app!
Can you please add compatibility with Hebrew language? I mean, not a translation - an RTL support on the shopping list.

Please refer to the screenshot I added, to understand the problem.

You can see that the First item in the list is in English and is perfectly readable. The second item, is in Hebrew and automatically aligned to the right, so it's getting in line with the other buttons.
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9th May 2013, 07:28 PM |#8  
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I use OurGroceries app. It is a pretty similar app and easy to use it would be worthwhile a look for feature set. That app also works on iOS and BB platform making it appealing to much wider audience. http://www.ourgroceries.com/
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Really nice app, follows some feedback:

Try to implement the native ActionBar or use SherlockActionBar. Using just the native ActionBar will make your app incompatible with versions below 3.0. Using Sherlock your app will be compatible with 2.1 and above. This will make the app more integrated to the system.

Other changes you can make on this aspect is read the Design Guidelines (sorry I can't post links), learn some thing about good designs and look for other apps searching for inspiration.

Agreed Holo please. http://developer.android.com/design/...-overview.html

Also, maybe you might want to integrate Google Tasks or some more popular to do list manager, like Any.do or Toodeldo. That would make this app truly extraordinary.
10th May 2013, 04:16 PM |#10  
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Downloaded it but have not tried it yet, but I like the idea

Was wondering, how the data is transmitted from one phone to another ... is it over some server that you have setup?
What if other users end up with similar names? Would every Maryxx receive the list?

Would it be better if those big "- & +" are replaced with a simpler "< & >" or maybe even a manual entry box? Reason for a manual entry box is maybe the item required is 2.5kg or maybe 1.5 cartons or 1.5 litre of milk.

Thanks for your app
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