We’ve been busy at the Fromto team to add another requested feature: better integration to webshops. The first step has been to easily link something on your wish list to a specific item on a website. The app styling has also been improved. To learn more, read more about Fromto 1.12 below.
App styling improved
The app now shows images directly in the wish list without the need to open up the item to see the image. The app now also uses a “flat look” on lists and adopts a “checkbox” to more intuitively show if the item has been bought besides the strike out font. You can tap the checkbox instead of swiping items to mark them as bought.
Why website lookup?
For a wish list the recipient can now easily indicate where to get your wish and this makes it much easier for shoppers to get the right item.
The first step has been to easily link something on your list to a specific item on a webshop. Down the road, we will also plan to add ways to transmit your list items to a webshop.
Configure barcode lookup
Under list settings, you can now enter so-called lookup URLs. Under lookup using barcode, you can enter the URL.
Example of barcode lookup URL
- Amazon US webshop https://www.amazon.com/s?k=%code%
- Amazon DE webshop https://www.amazon.de/s?k=%code%
Note: Somewhere in the barcode URL you must specify the word %code% – as this where the actual barcode is inserted when the lookup is invoked.
Example of name lookup URLs
- Amazon US webshop https://www.amazon.com/s?k=%name%
- Amazon DE webshop https://www.amazon.de/s?k=%name%
Note: Somewhere in the barcode URL you must specify the word %name% – as this where the actual item name is inserted when the lookup is invoked
Item details after barcode scan
After the barcode lookup, item details show a suggested image at the top and the item name is extracted from the website. You may need to adjust the name (edit it) or select another image (swipe) before adding the item.
The app also stores the URL so you can easily jump to the external details for the item (using the link button).
Item details now with lookup button
If you’ve defined the URL for lookup by name under list settings, a lookup icon appears next to the name field when you open item details for something on your list.
Press it to show what’s been found matching on your favourite webshop.
Find the correct matching item
If you tap the lookup icon next to the name field, a web view appears listing what’s been found using the lookup URL. This may be a list of matching products (eg books). Navigate to the correct match and tap the button at the bottom to save current URL.
Item details now updated
After selecting to store the URL, you return to your item details, where the note now includes a link to the page you selected. The app also shows a suggested image that you can use for your item. You may swipe to find a better match.
The webapp has been re-written from the ground up and supports newer browsers, and mirrors the new updated UI of the phone app.
The Fromto Team
PS As always, if you have any problems or have questions about Fromto, you can always send a message straight from the app under Menu-Information-Other or send an email to fromto at compellingsoftware.com