How can we improve Prep & Pantry?

Desktop version (Updated)

More than just a web portal, this is a stand-alone version of Prep & Pantry for your Mac or Windows PC.

Update 18 Dec 2014: As of today, the current release of Prep & Pantry for Android v1(989) officially supports the Gennymotion desktop emulator! I was able to fix a bug that was causing it to hang on start-up. The how-to in the knowledgebase details the installation.

I've tested this and it works. You can even use your webcam to scan the barcodes. This will also work with the CT-10 scanner hooked up to your PC.

This release might also fix the problem with P&P running on Bluestacks, could someone this confirm for me?

For the non-Android Prep & Pantry users out there, yes this means that you will have to download, install, and purchase the Android version of Prep & Pantry in order to use it in the emulator.

For current Prep & Pantry Android users, you only need to use your current Google Play account. When you run P&P for the first time on the emulator you will get the Upgrade Now pop-up. Select 'Restore' and you'll be good-to-go.

[I know the better way would be to put together a stand-alone web app or desktop version but that would take months of work for something basic and months more for a full feature set. This way I can stay focused on feature enhancements and updates for the app you use now.]

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    planned  ·  DouglasDouglas responded  · 

    Yet another update, but it’s a good one! As of today, the current release of Prep & Pantry for Android officially supports the Gennymotion desktop emulator! I was able to fix a bug that was causing it to hang on start-up. The how-to in the knowledgebase details the installation. This might also fix the problem with P&P running on Bluestacks, could someone this confirm for me?

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      • EE commented  · 

        I got the app to work with Bluestacks. However, when I go to scan a new barcode it loads the image from the previous scan and won't let me scan a new barcode until I load a webcam app to "clear" the webcam image. Anyone else have this problem or know of a better workaround?

      • SS commented  · 

        WHAT IF I HAVE IPHONE???

        Desktop version (Updated)

        More than just a web portal, this is a stand-alone version of Prep & Pantry for your Mac or Windows PC.

        Update: File this under "Why didn't I think of this before?" There are a number of applications that let you run Android apps on a PC. First and foremost of the programs available is BlueStacks. Install the program on your Windows computer. Log into the Google Play store. Download/install Prep & Pantry. Disco, you're set. Prep & Pantry on your PC.

        Now I need a volunteer; who wants to do a write-up to share with everyone? I don't have a Windows PC and it would be super awesome if someone would try the BlueStacks method and report back so I can share the how-to with the whole community.

        http://www.bluestacks.com/app-player.html

      • LyynneLyynne commented  · 

        I get the splash screen, then just black. :-(

      • VV commented  · 

        Unfortunately, it does not work for me either...

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Sadly it doesn't work through BlueStacks.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Oh my goodness I am SO excited!

      • PilarPilar commented  · 

        I have a Mac, can I use it?

      • PilarPilar commented  · 

        I am not that lucky, what unloads is something from 1984, thad does not open.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Sorry to hear the development has ended. We hope it is only temporary! :-)

      • Angela SmithAngela Smith commented  · 

        @Douglas - Ah, good ol' software. What were you using?

      • MagnusMagnus commented  · 

        when will it arrive?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Would LOVE to see a desktop version!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Maybe P&P could make it so users can export it to CVS, change items and then import it back to the app?

      • lordlord commented  · 

        It would be nice to be able to login to my group at my website and print out my inventory. There is probably a way to do this already but when I tried exporting a .csv and importing it in OpenOffice 4.1 it was gibberish.

      • KK commented  · 

        This is exactly what I need!!!! When will it be available??

      • LyynneLyynne commented  · 

        I do like the idea of a PC version of Prep & Pantry; however, it should still sync with the smart phone . . . either via the cloud, or directly (with a cable)

        Lynne & Jiri

      • LyynneLyynne commented  · 

        Excellent idea!
        Lynne & Jiri

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