Meet the Grocery List Generator Developer

Captain Caveman

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Why was Grocery List Generator created?

Just like the majority of my extensions, this one too was created in 2005. My mate LX and his girl wanted to have something that would automate their grocery shopping for a long time, and we decided to go ahead and make something. Though for LX the first version already was perfect for what he wanted, you all kept asking for more and more, and so it became what it currently is. Basically it's just a simple grocery list generator, but with the addition of a couple of features making it more and more suitable for storing your recipes as well. In the summer of 2007 I implemented import and publish routines so you could all start sharing your recipes on grocerylistgenerator.com.

What's next for Grocery List Generator

I personally think this extension will never actually be finished, there's just too much difference in the way each individual does his/her groceries. I have from the beginning decided that it would be most important to just keep this extension simple, don't add too many features to it. So if anything, then a next major release would hopefully be a bit more plain. I do still want to rewrite that weird csv like "database" structure one day so it will use a normal and faster SQLite database. And I think I would also like to give it another face lift, making it more compatible with existing themes, but perhaps also allowing it to be themed separately.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Captain Caveman
Location Doorn, The Netherlands
Occupation Software Architect
Homepage http://www.martijnkooij.nl/
Email address
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 7 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Captain Caveman?

So, my real name is Martijn Kooij but I was labeled Captain Caveman about 15 years ago by one of my mates. I started developing Mozilla Add-ons in early 2005, fell in love with it instantly, and have since then produced 10 official extensions. For a living I work at a relatively small software company "Tangram", where I am a software architect.

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