Nowcado Update: Adding New Items

It is now possible to add new items on just like on the mobile apps. On the website, however, you can add multiple items as easily as you might edit an Excel table. First you hit the + in the upper right of the screen next to your cart. Then you select a store (exactly as you would when adding an item to a different store from an item’s detail page), and finally you enter in your data for that store:Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.50.47 PM


You must enter an item name and price, and can optionally also add an image and barcode for the item. Names are autocompleted based on other products already in the Nowcado database, along with existing pictures and barcodes, if available. You might even find that in some cases, an item has a price already if that product is currently in our system for that store. You can use this form to set all of these attributes!

Nowcado Update: Add Items to Other Stores

You can now use an item’s detail page on to list that item at a different store. Below all of the current stores which have that product listed, you can click an “Add to other store” button that presents this dialog:Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.47.20 PM


You can pan/zoom on the map to find the store if it already exists in our service, which are indicated by the markers on the map and the matching entries in the list underneath. Clicking on an entry in the list will select your store. You can also click the “Add unlisted store” button at the bottom of the list to add an entirely new store to Nowcado.

Once you have selected or added your store, it is a simple matter of entering in the product price and hitting submit:

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Let us know what you think!

Nowcado Update: Edit Item Name and Image

On it is now possible to edit the name and image shown for an item, and to see the history of every previous name and image (similar to wiki sites).

On an item’s detail page, when you hover over the item’s name at the top of the screen, a pencil will appear:

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Clicking on that pencil will give you the edit name dialog which will let you rename the item and see its history:
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Similarly, if you hover over an item’s picture, you will get a pencil that lets you edit the image:Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.46.37 PM


Clicking that pencil gives you a dialog which lets you upload a new picture (click the “Choose File” button) or switch to a previously uploaded picture from its history (using the dropdown on the left):Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 5.43.28 PM


The history is presented in the dropdown from most recent to oldest.

These features should make editing data on Nowcado much easier. Let us know what other data editing tools you would like to see!

Item Browsing


A new feature we have begun rolling out is the ability to #browse by item tags. This is similar to searching with filters, except there is no search query required. The same automatic narrowing of filter options applies (e.g. selecting vanilla vodka may also select 750 ml as that is the only size of vanilla vodka available).

On mobile, the initial browsing view is a separate window that lets you only make 1 selection at a time until you hit “Show Results,” at which point you can filter with multiple attributes at a time as with searching.

Expanded Search Filters Magic

desktop_tag_cloudYou may notice the search filter options we described yesterday have a bit of magic powering them. When you apply new filters, we automatically update the relevant filter options presented based on your new search results. For example, if you searched for milk and then filter down to chocolate milk, the size options will narrow down based on the chocolate milk items that are available near you.

We also have a tag cloud to let you remove filters you have applied. Once you hit apply, the relevant filter options are updated as well. Check it out at today!