The Grosh list app can be used for a lot of things besides going grocery shopping. With a few tweaks to our wish list functionality, we’ve been able provide our Premium users with a new list type in Grosh version 4.11: voting list. The recipe and shopping list functionalities have been improved too. Read all about it below!
New voting list type for premium users
You probably know doodle and a few other calendar oriented voting services, that makes it easy to agree on a date for an event. Think of the voting lists in Grosh as a more generalized voting platform where you can collaborate with others an on upcoming event, not just the date but where to go, what to do, or perhaps what to eat.
Add candidates and place your votes
As a Premium user, you can create voting lists in Grosh for viewing movies, holiday destinations, etc and share the list to ensure everyone involved can contribute. Users that the list is shared to do not need to be Premium users.
Everyone with access to the list can add the candidates for the planned activity, e.g. movies to watch or holiday destinations. Either manually enter the candidate name or share a webpage to the app to automatically add candidate name, image and link.
Users can vote on candidates they like by just swiping. Once you’ve voted for a candidate, your list displays a voting icon for the candidate.
Only one vote can be given to a candidate and swiping again will retract your vote. The number of votes are shown on each candidate, and under candidate details you can see who voted for it.
List owner rights
If you added the list, you can
- control if a set of list specific categories should be used for the list. Tap the “pen” icon on the select list screen to adjust details for the list. Select “Own categories” and tap “Adapt” to add some categories for the voting list.
- remove the list, e.g. if the event has been completed. If the activity is of an ongoing nature, like a movie watchlist, you would normally keep the list around also after a movie as “completed”.
Candidate owner rights
The user who added a candidate has some special rights. The “owner” can
- delete the candidate (if nobody but the owner voted for it yet)
- mark the candidate as completed, meaning it will be moved to the history and no longer be eligible for votes (could be a movie that your group has watched, so want to remove it from the current watch list but still keep record that it has been watched).
Improved recipe to shopping list integration
To reduce food waste, it is a good idea to plan ahead with a meal plan. In Grosh, you can store recipes and easily add the ingredients to the shopping list. In the new version, a note is added to the groceries with details on how much is needed of each grocery. This makes it easier to get the quantities right when going shopping and thus reducing food waste.
Simpler to build meal plan
For users that work seriously with meal plans, Grosh Premium offers an even more clever method: Swipe any recipe you’ve stored in Grosh to add it to your current meal plan. In the new version, a popup appears that lets you tap a date in a calendar for which date the recipe should be added to the meal plan.
Once you’re ready to go shop, tap the “shopping basket” icon on the meal plan to transfer ingredients of recipes within a date range you specify, and presto: you’re shopping list is prepared (with quantities in the note field).
Other small improvements and bug fixes
- Tap enter in login screen to submit credentials for faster login
- Improved performance on meals page and in general due to image caching
- Fixed add to shopping list bugs
- Fixed jump back again to List from Meals page
- Fixed crash on add tag screen when none are defined
- Fixed various recipe filter bugs
- Various styling fixes
The Grosh Team
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