Save A Meal is a household food saver and organizer app. This allows users to organize their grocery shopping’s into shopping lists and save them from getting wasted by keeping track of the expiry dates. This document provides the guidance for users to use “Save a Meal – Shopping List” app. The screens of the app may differ from the screenshots provided on this document based on the operating system of the phone. Features are divided into two main sections which are non-premium user and premium user. If there are common features for both users, then those are also mentioned under the non-premium user section. Save a Meal app supports English, French, Sinhalese, Hindi, Japanese and Chinese languages.
Sign In/ Sign Up
Both premium and non-premium users must create an account to use the features of Save a Meal. After creating an account users must verify their email before Sign into their account. After sign in users will be navigated to the Home screen.
This is the main page which contains the Main Menu. When a user purchase the Shopping List This is the main page which contains the Main Menu. Users must purchase the subscriptions to enable the Shopping List feature. When Shopping list feature is enabled, users will no longer be able to add expiry dates directly from the “Expiry Dates” tab. The header button to add expiry dates will no longer be available. Instead users can add expiry dates to the shopping list items.
This screen displays all the categories available and when a user selects a category, they will be able to see the items they have saved under that category.
All the food Items that you have saved are displayed on these screens by their categories. You All the food Items that you have saved are displayed on these screens by their categories. After selecting a category users can view the items which belongs to that category. You can search for items using their name. Plus (+) button at the top right-hand corner allows you to add more food items for future references. This is a common feature for both Premium and Non-premium users.
This form allows users to add food items. Users can type item name, select a predefined category and add an image of the item which is optional. User can either take a photo or upload an image from their phone by touching the relevant button on the form.Maximum allowed image size is 5MB.
If users want to use the predict functionality, then select fruits or vegetables as the category and then take or upload an image and wait for the predictions. When the predictions are shown you can pick one of those and if it is wrong then you can manually enter the correct one. This is a common feature for both Premium and Non-premium users.
When a user touches a food Item on “Food item” screen they will be navigated to this Edit Item screen. Users can either update a food item or delete the record.
This screen displays the soon to expire food items ordered by expiry dates. If a user subscribes to shopping list and then unsubscribe, then those soon to expire food items from the shopping cart will still be visible here and can edit by clicking on the record. Users can search for expiry records using item’s name or shopping list’s name. Users can add new records by touching the plus (+) button at the top right-hand corner.
Add Expiry Details
This screen allows users to add expiry details of the food items they have purchased. A selectable dropdown consisting of suggested food items will appear when a user starts typing an item name. If a new item name is typed, then a message will be displayed prompting to add the items to “Food Items” first before adding expiry details.
Users can select either a future or past expiry date. If user selects a past expiry date and save, then the record will appear on the “History” section of the app. Users can enter a price in the format of “0.00”.
Used percentage allows users to keep track of the usage of items. When an item is fully used remember to set the value to “100%”.
If you forget to do that then item is considered as an expired wasted item and will appear on “History” section as a wasted item. Wasted amount will also be added on the wastage calculations. When you set to “100%” it is considered a “used” item under the “History” section and won’t be included in wastage calculations.
Edit Expiry Details
When a user touches a non-shopping list expiry record, they will be directed to this screen. They can edit records from “Expiry Dates”, “History”. Users can either update or delete an expiry detail in this screen. Remember to use this screen to updated item usage data.
These screens display either wasted or used expiry details. Under the “wasted” tab all the food items that have expired are displayed. Under the “used” tab all the food items that are 100% used are displayed. Shopping list name will appear on the expiry details for premium users when they add expiry details on shopping list items. Premium users can search for expiry details by item’s name or shopping list’s name. Normal user can search by item’s name. Expiry details are ordered by the expiry dates.
These screens display the amount of household food wastage. Weekly tab displays the weekly total food wastage. Category tab displays the total weekly food wastage by category.
Premium subscriptions are available to enable Shopping list feature. Users can select either monthly or annual subscription. Subscriptions are renewed automatically. If user upgrade from monthly to annual, annual subscription will come into effect at the end of current monthly subscription period and new fee will be charged then. If user downgrade from annual to monthly, monthly subscription will come into effect at the end of current annual subscription period and new fee will be charged then.
In Android users has the option to pause subscriptions. If a user pauses the subscriptions do not purchase another from the app. If this occurs user’s will be charged for both subscriptions when the paused one resumes.
Subscription prices may vary depending on the country according to price allocations defined by Google Play store and Apple stores.
User will be able to use the subscription purchased in one platform in another platform, but the subscriptions can only be managed from the platform they have purchased initially.
If users delete their accounts, then they cannot restore subscriptions. They must resubscribe in another account if they create an account again. Please remember to remove subscriptions if you delete your account.
This screen displays all the shopping lists created and shared by users. My Lists tab displays the unshared shopping lists. Shared By Me tab displays shopping list which are shared by you with your friends and family. Shared With Me tab displays shopping lists that are shared with you by your friends and family. Shopping Lists can be searched using their names. Users can create new shopping lists by touching the plus (+) button at the top right-hand corner. A shopping list’s name can be edited, or it can be deleted by touching on the list record. Shopping lists under the tab Shared With Me cannot be edited or deleted. Users can add food items to shopping list by clicking the edit button at the right corner of a shopping list record.
Add Shopping List
Users can create new shopping list in this screen. Users can navigate to this screen via clicking on the plus (+) button on the shopping lists screen.
Edit Shopping List
This screen allows users to update the shopping list name or delete that shopping list. User can navigate this by touching a shopping list in the shopping lists screen.
All the items belonging to a particular shopping list are displayed in this screen. When a user purchased an item, they can tick them, and the records will turn into a green colour and move to the later part of the list to differentiate from the items not yet purchased. Total price is calculated when a user ticks the items, and those ticked ones has a price value. If an item doesn’t have a price value, then it will be displayed in “red” colour. User can add price and expiry details by touching on the item record. Users can add new items to the list by touching the plus (+) button at the top right-hand corner. Shopping lists shared with you can be unshared in this screen. Shopping lists shared by you can be unshared in the Share List screen.
Users can add items to shopping list in this screen by typing item name, quantity and selecting an item type. Item name is a autocomplete field and will display the suggested item names as the user types the name. If a new item name is typed, then a message will be displayed prompting to add the items to “Food Items” first before adding it to the shopping list. An item can be removed from the list by clicking on the red coloured delete button. Users can enter price and expiry details by touching on an item from the list.
Users can share there Shopping List items with friends and family. If the other party hasn’t installed Save a Meal app, then an invitation will be sent to their email. When a shopping list is shared then it will be removed from the “My Lists” tab and changed to “Shared By Me”. When a shopping list is shared with you it will appear under the “Shared With Me” tab.
Edit List Item
In this screen users can add expiry details to the shopping list items or change the item details. Expiry details are not mandatory but if they enter values then those becomes mandatory in the next updates. Users can navigate to this screen from “Soon to expire”, “History”, “Shopping List” or “List Item” screens.
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