I had to make a new category for this post! “I made this.”
Earlier this year I decided to make a web app of sorts to manage the contents of my refrigerator. It was something that Sophie and I (and a few others) had discussed in the past, how it’d be so useful in the new Internet of Things world. Alas, none of us have any app building experience, nor were we motivated enough to learn, so it kind of dropped off the radar for many months. But I got bored at work one day and decided just to start making it in PHP/SQL. Easy stuff, web languages are much easier for me than real programming languages, haha.
I mostly wanted an app to help me manage my leftovers and fridge contents; Sophie was looking for a database of what was in her pantry, fridge, etc., for when grocery shopping and finding recipes. So with those minimal requirements, I put together a simple database-thing.
I considered porting this over to a real Android app, but after two days of struggling with java and making literally zero progress on a tutorial, I decided that I really didn’t care if my little project became a real product and in the end it really my priority is me. Sorry to the population for not providing this Great Thing to your lives. Because I like it quite a bit and I’ve been using it regularly.
It’s still a tiny bit buggy and definitely not hack-proof or super secure, but who’s going to hack my list of fridge contents and grocery list?
And now here’s the link: Welcome to FRIDGIT!!! (Kind of a bit better via Chrome on an Android phone but ok on Desktop too.)
I’m sure it can handle a few more users, so if you’d like to play around (and quasi-help me troubleshoot) then comment below and I’ll send you an invite code. And/or please give feedback! And/or if you want to make this idea into a real app, then let me know, maybe I’ll buy it. Or hire you?