Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lunch Prodigy interview

Lunch Prodigy has been featured in the following blog -

Editing of items, printing options and timestamp

We have now introduced the facility to also edit the items when the user is in the add items page. Previously (if the user had the privileges), he could just click on the name or price when in the menu and type the new values. But with the introduction of food categories, we needed a page where you could select the new category if you want to move a food item from one category to another.

We have also introduced some printing options by request. Some companies want to view the ordered food grouped by the item being ordered. Other companies want to view the ordered food grouped by the user who ordered them. So we introduced both options in the Company Profile settings where they can be ticked accordingly.

By request, the timestamp of when the order is printed is placed on the order print page.

We have also experienced a bit of problems with a number of concurrent users accessing the service. We are conducting some tests to resolve this issue. UPDATE: after a lot of testing it turned out to be a connectivity issue from a client's side.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Minor fixes for Lunch Prodigy

We have fixed some problems encountered by our users.

  • backspace in the search field was not behaving properly in IE
  • added searching capability only in the selected category
  • minor glitch in the time differences between server and clients
  • adding of providers can now only be done by privileged users or if users are allowed to edit content
  • fixed a bug when creating a new provider
Coming soon...
  • lost password feature
  • timestamp when printing an order
  • edit/deleting items in a menu

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Lunch Prodigy updated

We were contacted by a big company which were interested in using however there were some missing features which they wanted to be in there. So we gave high priority to Lunch Prodigy this weekend and here are the updates:
  • Support for categories. Food can now be entered into categories and each provider can has it's own categories
  • Printing also shows who ordered what
  • Support for comments. Users can now enter a comment when making an order. Very useful for the picky ones who don't like mushrooms or whatever :)
  • Some options to make adding/editing only for privileged users
  • Option for roster to be disabled and always the same person will be taking the order.
We will be adding soon the possibility to edit an existing item provided by some provider to be placed in some category.