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, 7 Aug 2013
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Keeps the record of the items we want to buy and remind us when we are near to that location.

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This article is an entry in our AppInnovation Contest. Articles in this sub-section are not required to be full articles so care should be taken when voting.

This application falls under the category of Tablet and as shopping application.

Introduction

ShopRemind keeps the record of the items we want to buy and remind us when we are passing or near to the shop from where we can buy it.

How it is Born

I am studying in L.D. College of Engineering and staying in hostel. Thus everyday we want some items for daily purposes. And when one or more items are finished, we forget to buy that item for one week or more. We might pass near by that shop many times but can't get reminded...

Thus I think that ShopRemind can help us by reminding, whenever we are near to that particular location. Finally will never forget anything!

Features

  • Allows us to add different things that we need
  • Also to store the locations from where we can buy it
  • Reminds us when we are near to a location from where we can buy some item
  • Also allows us to share items with our friends. So that they can message us when they are near to that location
  • Also reminds our friends that we need this particulat item from this place
  • Allows to add particular day task

How it works?

This application allows you to add item and the locations from where you can buy that. It keeps tracking our location using the GPS sensor of Tablet in a regular interval and reminds us when we are near to that location.

Also you can share your requirements list with our friends and the RemindShop will reminds him/her, so that can buy that for us.

RemindShop also suggests the places from where you can get the item easily, for example, if you add cloth as your item, the application will suggest you places also.

So, user will never have to worry about any item whether it is gift, for your friend, or your child or wife!

Screenshots

First Screen with list of items


New Item Screen


Popup Alarm window

Development

I will use Windows 8 Desktop Platform and C# language to turn my innovation in a real application.

Windows 8 Desktop Platform allows to run in a background as a service, so that we can track user's location in a regular interval and can check for the items and their locations.

I will also have the advantage of Lenovo® ThinkPad Tablet GPS sensor, which will provide location accurately.

Getting Location

//Retriving the location of the Tablet
Geolocator loc = new Geolocator();
loc.DesiredAccuracy = PositionAccuracy.High;
Geoposition pos = await loc.GetGeopositionAsync();

//

I will also use cloud service to manage the list of users and their items, so their friends can get notified.

I will use search results of a map API to suggest user from where he can buy that item easily.

What's next?

Soon, I will start development of the application for Intel AppUp Store. and the initial version of the application will be tested on Lenovo® ThinkPad Tablet. Can't wait for the application!

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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About the Author

Tarun Mangukiya
Student LifeTYM
India India
Hi! I am Tarun Mangukiya from Gujarat, India.
I like to make software and websites based on VB.NET, ASP.NET, php, Windows, Windows Phone, etc.
I believe in making user-friendly apps.
And I want to improve myself for the new upcoming world of Technology...
 
No need to be the best, just be good and everything around will be the best automatically.
 
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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberChintanDave561-Sep-13 2:36 
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