Video demonstration: multi-device collaboration!
Lastmod: 2021-03-10

This week’s update includes a video feature-preview of the (oft-touted, rarely progressed) multi-device collaboration feature.

The user interface is intended to be as straightforward as possible. You’ll pick a username and a ‘room name’ - a shared name for the place you’d like your meal plan and shopping list to be available - and by providing that room name to your friends or other devices, they’ll be able to participate equally in the session.

There’ll be no user account to create - and thus no login details to remember or worry about, no unwanted marketing or risk of spam emails - and none of your personal information will be shared with RecipeRadar.

Attached is a short video clip of the feature as it currently exists in development - demonstrating me adding a note to a shared shopping list from another device.

A video that displays a remote user adding a note (to remember the milk) to a shopping list

As usual, we’re building upon functionality provided by other free and open source components. In this case credit is due to the YJS collaborative editing library, and the CodeMirror text editor.