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Mi Shopping List


This is currently my latest iOS app. The idea for this app arose while shopping. Because I used the native 'Notes' app from Apple to do my shopping.

But I constantly ran into a few problems, for example when I want to add an article, I'm not always sure if it already exists. Or I can't easily move the article to another place in the list and most importantly I wanted to be able to hide all unselected articles.

So I downloaded multiple shopping list apps but quickly came to the conclusion that none of them had all these functionalities. That left me with only one option, I just had to create my own 😁.

Mi Shopping List Screenshots

Focal Points

Programming icon App Requirements
  • Create Shops
    The option to create multiple custom shops.
  • Create Articles
    The option to create articles in a particular shop.
  • Select Articles
    Every article has a checkbox.
  • Hide Unselected Articles
    One toggle to easily hide all unselected articles.
  • Rearange Articles
    Drag and drop to move items in the list.
  • Search Articles
    Added a search bar to quickly find items in the list.
  • Edit existing Article or Shop
    Every article and shop can be editted.
  • Emojis
    An emoji can be added to each article.
  • Version-control
    GitHub was used for version-control.
  • Show Advertisements
    The app may show advertisements in a banner at the bottom of the screen.
Software icon Used Frameworks
  • SwiftUI
    100% programmatically designed with SwiftUI.
  • CoreData
    The app uses coreData to store all shops and articles with a parent/child relationship.
  • PhotosUI
    Used the singleton pattern to create a reusable NSObject that allows the user to choose photos from his library or take a photo.
  • MessageUI
    Allowing the user to send emails with the native mail app.
  • GoogleMobileAds
    Used to implement the Google AdMob SDK.
  • AppTrackingTransparency
    AdMob uses tracking for ads, so I implemented tracking transparency (mandatory since iOS 14.5).
  • AdSupport
    To run AdMob mobile ads, I implemented a banner ad at the bottom of the screen.
  • @AppStorage
    Used to store small data like the toggle state to hide all unselected articles.
  • @Environment
    The @Environment property wrapper in combination with @Published was used to implement MVVM.

Mi Shopping List Screenshots

What I've Learned

The most important things I learned building this app were to work with coreData and to create a parent/child relationship, use @FetchRequest and work with predicates.

I also learned to combine coreData and the MVVM pattern in SwiftUI.

In addition, I also learned to work with emojis and all the native functionalities for the 'list' object in SwiftUI like swiping, moving and refetching data.

Future Features

Future idea icon New Ideas / Improvements
  • Cloudkit
    Implement cloudkit to share shops, so you can both edit articles.
  • Recipes
    Create recepis and then automatically add the needed articles to the shops.
  • Barcode Scanner
    Scan articles and automatically add them to a shop.
  • Siri
    Use Siri to quickly add articles to a store.
  • Premium Account
    Option to buy premium and stop seeing ads.
  • Shake Gesture
    Shake the device to undo the last action, for example if you accidentally deleted an article.
  • Multilingual
    Support multiple languages.
  • Notifications
    If you are near a shop and you have selected items in that shop, notify the user.
  • Shop Paths
    Let the user add paths in a shop, so the user can drag the articles to that specific path.


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