Caley Jack Steward

Fanboí extraordinaire, technology is my passion
December 4, 2022

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part III

Without much ado, it is time for the series finale. In this part we will create a shortcut that adds a recipe’s ingredients to our grocery list. But not all the ingredients, just the ones we know we need. Adding Ingredients to Your Grocery List A lot a recipe apps have their own self-contained grocery list manager. This feature usually...
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November 27, 2022

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part II

Its finally time for the long overdue Part II! In my previous post I outlined how we can setup Apple Notes to manage our own recipes using a combination of a folder or tags and a template. The next couple of parts will show you how to add features via Shortcuts to really take advantage of storing our recipes in Apple Notes. Dedicated R...
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May 22, 2021

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part I

I have been a big fan of recipe apps in the past. Over the years I have used BigOven, Allrecipes, Jamie Oliver's app, and many more forgettable ones. In time, each app’s shortcomings become too painful to bare. Whether it is ugly UI, bad UX, low quality recipes, or missing recipes for entire regions of the globe (after all, variety is ...
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March 21, 2021

Our AI Selfie Future

There are some things you will never see me do like posting selfies or tiktok-style lip sync videos on social networks. However I am about to do that right here but with a futurist AI twist. I had an iPhone X for the last three years but decided last year that the iPhone 12 Pro was a worthwhile upgrade simply for the cameras alone. The...
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