Shopping list app

Nov 15 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

It already exist, Don’t forget the milk, Out of milk and more.

They synchronise nicely and allow the whole family use the same list; very good for updating the shopping list at work for the one at paternal leave at home.

What I miss though is:

I want it to reorder my shopping list to be a pickup list in the same order as in the store.  It could sense in which order I ticked off the items and make guesstimates the next time I fill out the list.  I don’t know exactly what the algorithm should like.  There are different list orders for different shops.

It should change behaviour when I enter the list and when I am in the shop.  It could be a switch or it could use geo info and automagically switch.

If it uses geo data it can also differ between different stores and alter the list’s order to the actual shop.

Ok, so now the app or html knows where we are and what to shop.  Time to get offers and alternatives.  The shop has offers, the suppliers might have offers, there might be third parties with offers, neighbouring shops might have offers.  Download and show.

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Simple server side functionality for web programming and newbies

Nov 08 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

The pragmatic choice for selecting language to learn programming in is javascript. It is not a Good language to learn programming in but it is easy to get stuff graphical, interactive and published. (Perhaps actionscript is better.)

After very little hacking in javascript a backend is needed for persisting data between sessions. Also other functionality is needed like user handling. So why not create a very simple server side app that does this? It can’t be used for serious applications but for simple html/javascript for youngsters wanting to learn it should do alright.

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