We’ve been hard at work to improve price crowdsourcing in Grosh, the innovative grocery shopping app. It’s intended to give consumers better insight to grocery prices, and not just the ones currently on offer. This and more is available in the latest update, Grosh 3.6 – read more below!
Detailed price collection mode
Our new mode is aimed at Grosh users who participate in price crowdsourcing to collect more precise data. To enable the mode, set Crowdsourcing prices = Detailed under Settings. This mode is the foundation for our upcoming Consumer Panel version of Grosh that will allow analytics firms to easily publish an app based on Grosh to collect data.
Price crowdsourcing works like this: When you open the app in the store, indicate which store you are in – often this happens automatically. With detailed registration, the barcode scanner opens to let you record the exact version of each item being bought. For items without a barcode, simply cancel the scanner and just enter the price. Often the price field is pre-filled based on registration by other users.
This means you can actually collect detailed information on the fly as you’re shopping – with minimal data entry on your behalf, as the system prepulates as much information as it can.
Note: The old price crowdsourcing mode is called Basic and it works like it used to. For basic registration, you only register the price for frequently purchased items and you don’t enter the barcode.
Improved grocery prices listing
The app has been changed to show grocery prices with more detail. Previously the app showed any prices collected for commonly bought groceries registered at retailers throughout a country. Now only prices collected with some indication to the grocery variant is shown, e.g. is it organic, what brand etc. Plain registrations of say bread is no longer shown, as they do not offer real value to the consumer.
Upload receipts for shopping trips
Tap the info icon top right on the history tab to see information about a shopping trip. The map shows where the purchase was made. If the app has not detected the store, you can specify it or tap the “home” button to indicate location is not a store. If 50% of items have price specified, it sums up the total, but you can also specify it manually. You can now also upload the receipt for the shopping trip here. This can be handy in order not to lose a receipt or if you’re sharing costs with others and need to document the expenses.
Now supports automatic dark mode at night (iOS)
The latest version of iOS lets you phone adjust screen appearance to the daylight. If you set your iPhone phone to automatic dark mode (in iOS set Screen – Appearance = Automatic under Settings) then Grosh will follow if you in Grosh set Appearance = Automatic under Settings.
Other smaller changes & fixes
Store branches now detected for more countries. If you set the country you’re located in under Settings, Menu-Stores will show any stores near you where other Grosh users have been. Should be handy when on vacation 🙂
Stores map har home button to show current position and if there’s an address on the store you can tap it to open google maps to navigate to the store
And lots of other small fixes!
We hope you enjoy this update of Grosh. Keep your feedback coming by sending a message to feedback at groshapp.com 🙂
The Grosh Team