My last post about iOS application development was based on my experiments of developing FoodGarden – a shopping list and recipe application. I will release FoodGarden via d-pointer in Apple’s AppStore, hopefully quite soon. This blog post is a short introduction for the application. Let’s watch the video first.
I wanted to keep the video short and present the most of the functionality what you can do with the app. I left the boring section out i.e. adding bunch of recipes, items and sections, which you can use when creating shopping lists and recipes.
I’ve been using FoodGarden as my shopping list application lately and it seems to work pretty well. At least I haven’t found any critical bugs or annoying features.
The Feature Set for Version 1.0
Here’s the list of features what I have planned to include to the first version. Naturally, all my ideas couldn’t fit in, because I want to release the first version as soon as possible.
- one or more shopping lists
- shopping list items
- shopping list item categories (meat, dairy products, beverages, etc…)
- Order shopping list categories
- Show or hide shopping list categories
- Tap to select item
- Add shopping list item(s) to a shopping list
- Shake the phone to remove the selected items
- Search for shopping list items
- one or more recipes
- recipe ingredients
- Add ingredients of a recipe to a shopping list(s)
- Search for recipes based on name or category
- Possibility to share
- shopping lists
I hope, I didn’t forget to mention anything, but as I mentioned, I couldn’t fit all the features in.
I will update FoodGarden section to www.d-pointer.com at some point, which will be the official site for it. If the app sells, then I might even want to continue FoodGarden development. So far, it’s been a fun experience to develop this application. Even tough it would sell only few euros, at least I have a new entry in my CV:) But next, I will start to continue QuickFlickr development now that I have N950 waiting for hacking.
That’s all folks! Thanks for reading my blog.