**Update Jan 22 2023**
A few changes to the shopping list app.
** Update **
Themes are now available. Only a few to start with but more to come! Access them through the user profile page (tap / click your name in the top menu) -> shopping list options at the bottom.
I built this app because I was using a simple shopping list in Home Assistant, but wanted a bit more from it. The developers were reluctant to add any new features so I decided to create my own.
I settled on the Django framework as I already knew python. Very soon I had a working app complete with backend database support that worked well. I wanted to have favourite items that could be added to new shopping lists without the need to re-type them each time. And as i've been in the situation before (as I'm sure plenty have) where I was told what to buy but didn't get it quite right I added the option for images to be added to the item.
Next I wanted to share my shopping list with others while keeping the rest of the user account private so I added the option for a family group, where many users can share a list.
But it wasn't ready for the masses just yet. It needed a parent app, a dedicated website to host it. So I started designing this site...