Updates to the Shopping List app

The Shopping List app has been updated with the following changes:

  • Issue with items accidentally removed from the To Buy list:

Previously an item was checked off from the To Buy list by simply selecting the item, which led to many cases where an item was removed by mistake.
Now when an item is selected in the to Buy list, you first go to a View Item screen, where you can check it Off.

  • Better and clearer organization of the main screen of a list:

The “Go Shopping” section groups:
– Items To buy (All items you have to buy)
– Browsing by Category and by Aisle of  items to buy

In the “Manage List” section, you can browse the full database of items in the list by name or by category to organize and check items quickly.

  • One-time vs recurring purchases

There are some items which you only need to buy once. In this case, you don’t want to save the item for future use and populate the list database with items that you never buy. We have added an option to create “one-time” purchase items, which are automatically deleted from the database when you check them off the To Buy list.

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One thought on “Updates to the Shopping List app

  1. The extra step for checking off an item is welcome, but could be simpler if the items went into a “checked off” status, and then were later able to be explicitly removed with a “checkout” action. Saves double taps while shopping but prevents the problem you’re trying to rectify. A user setting to modify behavior to suit individual users would be a great way to handle this.

    One clear improvement is to have a confirmation step for any action that would perform a list-wide function. This current Android version has a HUGE button at the bottom of the screen called “Clear All To Buy” which will remove all To Buy items in your entire shopping list without a confirmation step. Just above that is a button to add all of your items to the buy list. This results in 20% of my screen having the capability to massively affect any one of my shopping lists on accident.

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