This idea just struck me today evening. This is in close heels to the IoT usage with the gas cylinder post that I had done a few weeks ago.
Problem to be solved: Get an accurate state of groceries that is stocked in the kitchen and potentially order them (online?). This is a very common task that is done on a fairly regular basis in most households (typically on the day when ‘monthly shopping’ is done,
- All grocery items to be stocked in identical pre-calibrated clear jars.
- Item stored in the jar is bar-coded.
- Threshold for ordering is to be set initially – by a sticker or using marker pens.
- User invokes a smart phone app.
- Snaps a picture of the shelf with the stacked clear containers.
- App automatically figures out the jars with groceries lesser than the threshold set by the user.
- The details of what is stored in the jar is obtained from the bar code.
- User either adds the list of items to buy to his to-do list (Google keep? Wunderlist?) – or – directly adds it to his grocery list on the Bigbasket app.
Bigbasket? Zopnow? Anybody listening?