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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2009, 03:15:04 PM »

v1.0.4 - 2009-09-14
A fair effort, skwire.
Worked reasonably well for me but you seem to have overlooked one essential.
Where is the button to press that will command someone to go and get the shopping?
Oh, and could that track my commands in order to predict, for example, when I next want quail's eggs.
I know that Mouser is very keen on this kind of smart software.
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2009, 05:55:07 PM »

skwire: I recommend adding a "donate" button on the about box Wink

You know...this is something I've always struggled with.  To this point, I've never once a) asked for donations or b) put a donation link on any of my software or my website.
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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2009, 05:27:00 AM »

Worked reasonably well for me but you seem to have overlooked one essential.
Where is the button to press that will command someone to go and get the shopping?
Oh, and could that track my commands in order to predict, for example, when I next want quail's eggs.
I know that Mouser is very keen on this kind of smart software.

Oh, I know he is...neural thinker and all that.  =]  I just randomly bash the keyboard and hope it compiles.   tongue
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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2009, 08:21:27 AM »

Maybe you should expand this idea into a simple website.  This way you can 'check the list' while shopping to make sure you don't buy something that is on your friends list that may be expiring.
I think the idea is perfect for a web app so its not tied to a single desktop.
yep, would make a fun website idea too, in case any other coder wants to tackle this coding snack.

Aye, somebody else feel free.  I know next to nothing about web coding.


Hmmm... I think I would like to port this :-) Are there any planned features comming in the near future? It would be great to "sync" it with the Desktop version, so you can "look" into your frige with your mobile phone while you are shopping...
Are you interested in working together on the sync thing, or is the app "closed" in your opinion?
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2009, 08:32:53 AM »

Sure...I'm happy to work together on it.  Just let me know what you'll need. 
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2009, 09:49:51 AM »

I suppose I should clarify my "knowing next to nothing about web coding" statement.  I'm extremely familiar with all the front end stuff... POSTing, GETing, etc.  It's the backend PHP stuff that I've not done much of.
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2009, 06:41:50 PM »

featured at ghacks today  Thmbsup

http://www.ghacks.net/200...of-food-expiration-dates/
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2009, 06:47:11 PM »

Congratulations, Skwire!
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »

Thanks.  Wow...holy crap.  Not even a full day of development yet...   cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2009, 07:15:05 PM »

I use my ToDo List application for building my grocery shopping list.

I initially added everything I needed to buy to the ToDo side and after everything was bought, moved it to the Done side. Next time I need to do shopping, I scroll down the Done side and move the items I need back to ToDo, add any new items that aren't in the lists yet, and print out the list (complete with little check boxes next to every item).

It would be nice if you could add something similar to your app, perhaps with a way to move things from the shopping list to the freezer and fridge, and adding them back to the shopping list when they run out or go bad.

Now that would be something great to sync with a web service.  cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2009, 08:56:18 PM »

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.holy crap.  Not even a full day of development yet
one of the most magical things about being a member of this site is watching things like this.. someone posts an idea, someone writes it, and then we all get to read about it smiley
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2009, 09:41:01 PM »

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.holy crap.  Not even a full day of development yet
one of the most magical things about being a member of this site is watching things like this.. someone posts an idea, someone writes it, and then we all get to read about it...
... and before you know it, there's a whole series of screencasts  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2009, 09:55:39 PM »

unlikely.. i've been begging skwire to make screencasts of Trout and he adamantly refuses.

now it will be nice to see if crono can make a web version.. personally i think you could skip the name+share issues for the web version and just track items and expirations.
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 11:27:55 PM »

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... and before you know it, there's a whole series of screencasts  Grin

I'm still looking for a screencaster that substitutes Eric Cartman's voice.  Sweet! smiley

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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2009, 11:29:41 PM »

unlikely.. i've been begging skwire to make screencasts of Trout and he adamantly refuses.

Soz, too busy with all of these Coding Snacks.   harhar
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« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2009, 12:58:23 AM »

Guys, I've been away for the last few days. What the hell? Featured application, awesome new features.. I've started using this and I've installed it on a little touch screen in the kitchen and we've all been adding our various foods. Last night I went downstairs to the store and bought all the ingredients for a Lasagne (except the mince, because we had leftover and it was on the list  Grin)

It's simple, but it works well, pretty much exactly as I imagined it to ! Thanks so much skwire!

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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2009, 01:07:16 AM »

You're welcome.  Glad you like it.   mrgreen
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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2009, 01:58:39 AM »

Even using here so Mum doesn't need to say..

"You forgot to eat those Bananas I bought!"  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2009, 04:06:09 AM »

Small bugfix.

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v1.0.5 - 2009-09-16
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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2009, 05:37:08 AM »

Sure...I'm happy to work together on it.  Just let me know what you'll need. 

Very nice -  right now I got no time to plan - I will come back to you this weekend :-)
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« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2009, 12:01:19 AM »

Thank you very much for this!  I live alone and constantly throw stuff away because I forget that I bought something and don't remember to eat it.  I don't have the luxury of roommates trying to steal my food.
Any chance a future version could have a tray icon with an alert system to remind me to eat a food that is about to expire? smiley

This could save me a lot of money! 
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« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2009, 01:16:28 AM »

Any chance a future version could have a tray icon with an alert system to remind me to eat a food that is about to expire? smiley

Sure, I could have it check say, at midnight, and it have it pop up a message box with items that are within two days of expiration.  That way, the message box is there for you first thing in the morning.  Is that along the lines of what you're thinking?
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« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2009, 01:32:27 PM »

Sure, I could have it check say, at midnight, and it have it pop up a message box with items that are within two days of expiration.  That way, the message box is there for you first thing in the morning.  Is that along the lines of what you're thinking?

Yes, that would be perfect!
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« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2009, 02:59:49 PM »

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    + When the day changes (at midnight), a message box will pop up with a list of soon-to-expire items.  (Thanks, jeromy)



If the above addition turns out to be a problem for anybody else using this app, please let me know and I'll make it optional.
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« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2011, 08:09:50 AM »

In Help -> About -> Credits you read:
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