New Windows App – Shopping Nanny

So as many of my viewers know, I have been starting to work on apps for the windows app store and I just completed my first app. It’s called the Shopping Nanny!. This application like many others in all the phone stores is an app for making lists for the various shopping you may do. It focuses on groceries, but can be used for virtually any of your shopping needs.

The biggest enhancement to this list app is the ability to copy any list from any application on your phone (messenger, email etc..) into the application to create a list on the fly. The list just needs to be either comma separated OR carriage return separated so it knows any long details like (milk 2% 1/2 gallon) is part of the same item.

To do this, you click the add new list button on the sub menu. After adding the name of the list, there is a large textbox that can be use to paste a bunch of items from anywhere on your phone.

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Then after you hit the save button, the new list displays with all the new items you added.

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The other nice feature is the strikeout feature when you have completed an item. This makes it very obvious when juggling various things while shopping that you already retrieved the item. It is much easier than trying to keep your child in the cart, look through the isles for best prices AND search and count through your cart to see if you already got something. See below for an example.

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Hope everyone enjoys the new app!

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About Gregg Coleman

I am Senior-level Software Engineer working primarily these days with .NET. I have a good working knowledge of ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, WCF web services and Windows Services. I spend much of my time in the Web Services (SOAP and REST) world in my current job designing and implementing various SOA architectures. I have been in the software engineering industry for about 6 years now and will not now nor ever consider myself an "expert" in programming because there is always so much to learn. My favorite thing about designing software is there are always new emerging technologies and something to learn every day! My current job has me spending much of my job on the bleeding edge of technologies and changing gears all the time, so I'm never bored and always challenged. On my spare time I enjoy weight training, reading and venturing to new places near by. Of course programing and learning new technologies are another hobby of mine.
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