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Shopping Lists (with widget)

Android app to manage shopping lists

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  • Creation date: 2012
  • Technologies: Android (Java) + Sqlite
  • Last remastering date: 2020
  • Technologies (remastered version): Android (Kotlin) + Room + Data-binding + Navigation component + Kodein + Coroutines + WorkManager + Billing library

When I got my first Android phone back in 2012, I immediately looked for a simple app in which I could add products and cross them out, just exactly as I would do when using a physical notepad to keep track of my groceries. However, all the applications I found were quite complex and came bloated with extra features that were getting in the way of what I wanted to do. Eventually, I decided to learn Android in order to create my own app… and that's how this application was born.

Based on the principle KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!), this app allows users to create and manage shopping lists easily and with no hassle, which is why more than 150.000 users have already downloaded it.

Certainly, nowadays there is no shortage of great apps for managing groceries, which renders this specific one a little bit less useful than back in the day. Nonetheless, in addition to being a modest source of revenue, this app has often been a great playground to keep my Android skills up-to-date with the latest and greatest in the world of Android development.