Combine your shopping list and in-store navigation with Captain for your Apple Watch

Combine your shopping list and in-store navigation with Captain for your Apple Watch
Some people hate making a shopping list before heading to market. Inevitably, the list gets lost, or you forget some items that are clearly written on it. And even though you might think that you've memorized the layout of the supermarket you shop at, sometimes you just can't remember where the vegetarian beans are stacked.

But there is a solution in the form of an app for the Apple Watch. Powered by Artificial Intelligence (which sometimes is the only intelligence you'll find at the supermarket), the app will remember which stores you visit to buy certain goods, and develop a list whenever you enter a specific store. If you head to Publix or Piggly Wiggly, the first screen will show Groceries on the top of the list. If you go into Home Depot, Appliances will show on top. This is learned by the app using AI.

Again, using AI over time, the app learns the location of individual items in the store. Pressing navigate will show you the fastest way to an item, and if your spouse or significant other shares the app, he/she can remotely add something to your list. If you skip something from your list that you usually buy, Captain will flash a reminder on your Apple Watch screen.

Captain is currently in beta and the developers hope to be ready for the April 24th launch of the timepiece. It will be a paid app although pricing has yet to be determined. However, if you click on the sourcelink (and are sent to the Captain website), you can sign up to receive 12 free months of the app.



source: Captain via VentureBeat, SlashGear

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9 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Devs lining up with those apps, can't wait till 4-24-15.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Or you mean dey lining up with those battery hogs. Let's hope it'll make it to the evening when you'll be doing the shopping.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't shop in the evening. Evenings I'm resting from a busy day of work, and the gym. Shopping is done Saturday or Sunday mornings. Nice try though at trolling me.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Or you mean dey lining up with those battery hogs. Let's hope it'll make it to the evening when you'll be doing the shopping.

2. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Love how many apps are already getting ready for that launch of the  watch. Its going to be a great weekend 4.24.15

3. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

read this....http://blog.gsmarena.com/planning-buy-appl​e-watch-dont-editorial/

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

a lot of people are going to shop at evening after they go back from work or so - and by that time this app will be uselles on their wrist as the battery on their lovely iWatch will be death...

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What part of 18 hour battery life do you not understand? From 8 to 5 is 9 hrs. Your comment makes no sense. Also, the 18 hours is for the 38mm. The 42mm which is closer to the size of android watches is said to have more, because it has a larger battery.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

nctx77, the only way to make their comment viable is to cut-by-half or double stats of an Apple product in favor of putting a negative spin to their point or assume the worst case scenario. It's always like that for fanboys Android or Apple (I know that because I was anti-Android for a while)...

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