The problem is simple. I would like to have an app to help me manage my shopping list for me.
Until now I have been using AwesomeNote’s notebook filled with a lot of “todo” boxes and a separate note for each shopping session. This was kinda working ok, but could be better.
First, I realized I had plenty of checkboxes unchecked from a previous shopping session that I still might want to be aware of when I am shopping. What would be really cool, is that there could be an overall checkbox set where once I would have checked out something it would disappear. Until I add next time. Or even better, until it popped out itself: it shouldn’t be hard to predict what I am buying weekly or even monthly and add it automatically.
Second, I realized that my shopping list was context-dependent. I might do most of my grocery shoppings at one place, but sometimes I need something specific from a different shop, where I don’t go that often. By the time I reach it, the note I’ve made it buried deep underneath my shopping lists. Some location-awareness could be pretty cool.
Finally, I kinda don’t like typing too much, especially if it’s the same thing. If it could do a nice autocomplete or even an intelligent UI that would save me time spend in the app, that would be pretty cool.
Having a pretty good picture of what I wanted (location-aware shopping list app with a quick UI and predictive analytics ) I set out to find one. There are literally thousands of them all over the appstore; there should be at least one that would fit me needs, no?
Nope. Despite all the power of google and AppCrawler I am still looking for the one I want.
TO BE CONTINUED…