Grosh 3.9 that launches today can now tap into the grocery database openfoodfacts.org, making it easier to add something to your shopping list by simply scanning a barcode. Read about this and the other improvements below.
One of the founding principles in Grosh is that users contribute to building a better system just by using it. As a side effect of going shopping with the app, users contribute to identifying for instance new store locations, the sequence that products are placed in the store, new product and brand names, and mapping of barcodes to products.
Improved barcode scanning
If you scan groceries to add them to your shopping or perhaps stock list, then your life just got a lot easier. We’ve integrated Grosh with openfoodfact.org which is a free open food database. This means that if our Grosh crowdsourced database does not know a product, we can use openfoodfact.org as backup. Initial tests have shown that it knows lots of products, has product images, brand and package size info – but often the product name is only available in e.g. French or English. However, it means that adding a scanned product to Grosh should be much simpler as most fields will be correctly pre-filled.
Other smaller changes & fixes
- Improved app translation for most languages
- Better support for small screens (menu, intro screens)
- Keep awake + lock orientation now take effect after initial login
- Filter shopping list was not showing non-tagged items
- Add category from grocery details should preselect the added category (on stock and collector lists)
- Search did not work for bought items (undo items)
- 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