Have you ever gone to the grocery and bought something only to realize you already have some in your fridge? It does have to be items that are in the fridge. I’ve recently gone to Costco and bought a pack of three dishwasher liquids, only to realize my wife already bought some earlier this week.
Would it be cool if you could just check in your app what you already have so you don’t buy unnecessary stuff. Or even better you could check on the app and realize you’re almost out of milk and buy an extra (my kids drink a cartoon of milk a day so we are always buying milk).
Why not build an app that lets you track what is in your fridge (and everything food related for that matter). Then, when you’re at the grocery store and there is a deal on yogurt you can check the apps if how much you got at home and buy accordingly.
How it work
User input what they got in their fridge from a free text field that searches what you got in your db of produce. The app could have a barcode scanner component and allow users to scan what they have in their home (this could be a paid feature).
You could even do like myFridgeFood.com and suggest recipes based on what you got in your fridge or do the reverse when you’re at the grocery store. You could check what recipe you want to make and it will tell you what ingredients you are missing to complete the recipe.
There are the classic ads in the apps, the apps could probably target depending on what they usually buy or what is missing from what is usually in the fridge. Perhaps a custom meal plan using what the user got in his fridge and charging it has a custom feature.