Sunday, 16 January 2011

New version published (V0.1.4)

Uploaded a new minor bugfix version tonight
  • Moved scan button when using items
  • Improved behaviour when cancelling a barcode scan
I'll start looking at adding features soon.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

New version published (V0.1.3)

I published a new version to the Android Market this evening.


  • Fixed bug introduced in last version that prevented using larder items
  • Added ability to scan barcodes when using them in the larder
  • Minor cosmetic UI tweaks

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Bugfix on the way

So it seems I inadvertently made it impossible to use items in your larder with the last update. There'll be an update addressing this and adding the ability to scan a barcode to "use" it up on the market in the next day or so.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Some ideas for upcoming versions - not necessarily in this order, and not necessarily at the same time:
  • Add category support (i.e. Milk, Bread, Onions, etc) to make it easier to organise your inventory Added in version 0.1.5
  • Add expiry date support
  • Issue notifications of food about to expire
  • Add search function
  • Make it prettier! I don't have an ounce of artistic talent so I really need help with this one
  • Include online help
I have more, but I'm keeping quiet until I've made more progress with the above.

Any suggestions are welcome.

New version published (V0.1.2)

I published a new version to the Android Market this evening.


  • Minor UI enhancements
  • Added display of changelog when starting a new version for the first time
UI enhancements are:
  • Barcode field is non-editable and non-focusable. This shouldn't be a problem as most or all phones and tablets have a camera to allow for scanning the barcode directly so there shouldn't be any need to edit it directly in the database. If enough people find this to be an issue, I'll address it in a future version. In any case, editing it will force the master database and inventory to be out of sync as they are linked by the explicit barcode, rather than the barcode ID. Bad decision I know, but within the confines of the app, it's not too much of a problem - though I may fix it up later for the sake of cleaner code and aesthetics.
  • Manufacturer and Description fields now automatically capitalise each word.