Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud

Introduction

This section describes how to establish grocery data syncing between devices using Cloud. By “Cloud” we understand Mighty Grocery server infrastructure designed to store and process app-related data.

Online access to shared shopping lists: My Mighty Grocery.

Getting Started

When you launch Mighty Grocery for the first time it will offer three options: Sign up, Sign in, Continue.

  1. To create an account: tap Sign up > enter Email & Password > Confirm.
  2. To sign in to existing account: tap Sign in > enter Email (or Account ID) & password > Confirm.
  3. To continue using app locally without exchanging data with Cloud: tap Continue > the app will create a new local account for you.

It’s recommended to get devices in sync on the first launch of the app:

  1. Sign up to MG account on one of your handsets to create an account.
  2. Sign in to the created account from all other devices.

Once you connected devices to Cloud, all your grocery data will be synced automatically between handsets, including Lists, Pick list, History, Recipes, etc.

Sync Existing Local Data

Sync local accountIf you choose “Continue” from the Welcome screen, a local account is created for you, and no data is sent to Cloud. You can start syncing your local account later following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts > your account > tap [Sync with Cloud].
  2. A new account will be created for you on Cloud.

Sign In to Account

If you already have an account on Cloud and would like to sync data with a new device, just Sign in to the account from Welcome screen on the new device.

If you got past the Welcome screen, there are two options:

  1. You can Sign out from all accounts listed under Settings > Accounts. And then Sign in from Welcome screen.
  2. You can Sign in to the account under Settings > Accounts > Actions (3-dot button) > Sign in.

Sign Out from Account

To Sign out from account just go to Settings > Accounts > [your account] > Actions (3-dot button) > Sign out > choose No to keeping data on the device (unless you’d like to make a local copy of your data and create a new account from it) > Confirm.

The above sequence of actions will remove account’s data from your device, but account will remain on Cloud.

Restore Password

There are two options to restore your password:

  1. If any of your devices is signed in to your account you can change it under Settings > Accounts > your account > Owner password.
  2. Otherwise you can restore password under Settings > Accounts > Actions (3-dot button) > Restore password > enter Email > Confirm.

Transfer Data from Old Device to a New One

Note: If you have a Full Version of Mighty Grocery you don’t need to pay for the app again when installing it on a new device. Just make sure you use the same Google Account with Google Play to download the app. For more details please see Google’s help. Just a reminder: if you purchased the app from Amazon Appstore you need to download Mighty Grocery from Amazon.

On your old device:

  1. Make sure you device is running the latest version of Mighty Grocery.
  2. Make sure that you have account on Cloud and it is syncing normally. Just go to Settings > Accounts > your account > check that status is “Success”. If your account is local, please see Sync Existing Local Data.
  3. Make sure that entered Email is correct or tap [Email] field to make changes.
  4. Tap [Owner password] field > enter your password.

On your new device:

  • Sign in to your account from Welcome screen. See Sign In to Account section for more details.

Account Settings

  1. Edit Account SettingsAccount settings (such as Account label, Email, Password) can be changed under Settings > Accounts > your account.
  2. Account ID can be used to sign in to your account instead of Email.

Owner and Guest passwords

Your account can have Owner password and Guest password associated with it. If you created the account or used Owner password to sign in to your account, you are granted Owner access and you can make any changes to the account.

Users who sign in using Guest password are granted Guest access and are not allowed to change account Passwords, Email, and Account label.

Troubleshooting

If your devices do not sync, please check the following:

  1. Your devices are running the latest version of Mighty Grocery available for download (currently 4.0+).
  2. Devices are signed in to the same account. You can check this by comparing Account Ids listed on the devices under Settings > Accounts.
  3. Sync status should be “Success”: check sync status under Settings > Accounts > your account.
  4. If this didn’t help, please email your Account IDs to hi@mightypocket.com with details about the issue so we could have a closer look.

List Sync Settings

List Sync Settings are accessible from Menu –> Settings –> List Sync.

  1. Polling interval — number of seconds between sync attempts when shopping list screen is open.
  2. Idle polling interval — number of seconds between sync attempts when shopping list screen is closed.
  3. Sync status details — configures level of details of progress messages. Can be None, Simple, and Detailed.

Backup

Starting with Mighty Grocery 4.0 the app will store backups of your data on SD card only. If you’d like to keep your data safely on Cloud, make sure that syncing with Cloud is activated.

Backups can be created and restored under Settings > Backup.

Choose Create backup to initiate backup creation. Choose Restore backup to restore previously created backup in your app. Choose Share backup if you’d like to send one of backups from your SD card to someone else. 5 last backups are preserved and the app automatically creates backups every once in a while.

Note: Backups are stored on SD card in

  • Full version: /sdcard/Android/backup/com.mightypocket.grocery.full/files
  • Free version: /sdcard/Android/backup/com.mightypocket.grocery/files

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199 Responses to Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud

  1. Kevin says:

    Do I need to buy MG for my phone and my wifes phone to sync all lists properly?
    Thanks great app

    • Alex says:

      Hi Kevin, thanks for your feedback.

      Yes, both phones need Mighty Grocery Full in order to sync lists properly.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  2. Phil Herman says:

    Love this app!

    Question: How do I get the Pick List on my phone to be accessible on my wife’s phone? (Note: Sync’ing is working perfectly between the two phones.) Both phones have the upgraded version of MG. I have only 1 account on my phone. Have 2 accounts on my wife’s phone: a master one and a guest (it is a guest of the master account on my phone). I backed up my phone to the cloud and then restored it to her phone under the guest account on her phone. However, I can not see all my pick list items (there are over 500) on her phone. My history is visible on her phone, but I can not get it to populate into her Pick List. Only the items purchased since we sync’ed are in her Pick List.

    Have read the user’s guide and other posts relevant to this subject but don’t see a solution. Suggestions would be appreciated!

    PS. Looking forward to having the ability to 1) assign items to multiple stores and 2) having different aisle config for my pick list than my stores’ aisles (i.e., a Pantry function). Would also appreciate the ability to add items while in the Pick List rather than having to switch to the Shopping List.

    • Alex says:

      Hi Phil, thanks so much for your feedback.

      Unfortunately, only shopping lists are getting sync’d at the moment. Hopefully ability to sync Pick lists and History will be available soon.

      As for copying Pick list to your wife’s phone, the steps you describe sound good. Have you used “Restore from another account” command under More –> Backup on cloud on your wife’s phone?

      Thanks for supporting planned features. BTW have you tried adding items directly to Pick list in Menu –> Settings –> Pick list –> My picks ? Pick list configuration is also accessible by clicking the Gears button under Pick list tab.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions or comments.

  3. Barb says:

    I understand that you can restore your data to a new phone, but I was wondering if it is necessary to repurchase the app before you can do that?

    • Alex says:

      Hi Barb, thanks for your question.

      No, you don’t need to buy the app again. Just use the same Google Account to register your new phone and all your paid apps should be available for download without extra payment.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  4. Pete Fattori says:

    I have the full MG app. I have a new phone. I have an extensive list of favorites I don’t want to reenter. Yeah for Sync! Unfortunately, while it looks like I have sent my favorite to the cloud (i.e. Cloud Actions, Push Lists, Select Favorites, Push List), when I get on my new phone and try to retrieve my favorites -i.e. Cloud Actions, Pull lists …) the only list I’m presented with is Groceries which happens to be empty. Where is my Favorites list? What am I doing wrong.

    P.S. Same owner on both phones, auto sync set on both phones

    • Alex says:

      Hi Pete, thanks for your question. Kindly note that there are two accounts registered for your email. I’ll be contacting you via email to keep your private information undisclosed.

  5. John says:

    Making some progress here, but still confused. I went to accounts and chose Sharon’s account and pulled what I though would be her list for Costco. I still had the one item ‘asparagus’ when done. So I go to my account, and then I go ‘pull’ list, and it pulled the list with 10 items back again. So now what confuses me is when would I use Sharon’s guest account that is on my device, and vice versa? If I want to push my list to Sharon for example, do I go into her Guest account and ‘Push’, or do I go into my account and press ‘Push’?

    Thanks Alex.

    • Alex says:

      John, I’d recommend following instructions in Sync with cloud User’s Guide. Shortly:
      1. I’d recommend using a single account on both your phones.
      2. Once you push lists from phone #1 and then pull lists from phone #2 all lists will be synchronized instantly from that point on. There is no need to push and pull changes manually.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

      • John says:

        Thanks Alex,

        I didn’t realize that you could use one account between the two phones, that will make it much easier. Presuming it does not matter which one, I’ll delete one of them and see how it goes so I won’t have to eat only asparagus for the next 2 weeks .

        BTW, Although I’m subscribed to this thread I don’t seem to be getting any notifications (checked my SPAM). It may be something on this end but thought I’d mention it just in case.

  6. John says:

    List depopulated:

    I’m pretty confused when it comes to trying to get sync set up, I guess it would be fair to say this process seems far from intuitive. I had a list with say a dozen items. I pushed them to my spouse’s account. She pulls and we see the list. We wait to see if the accounts will now auto sync, they apparently do not. Awhile later, my list only shows one item.

    – Where did all my items go?
    – If you are going to push a list, in accounts do you select your own account and then ‘push’ your list to the guest account, or do you open the guest account and then say ‘push’ in order to push the list on your device to that guest account? THis part I fund to be the most confusing. When I am in my own device, do I check the auto sync button for my account or for my spouses account, as it appears that when you check one, the other is unchecked.
    – After doing all this pushing and pulling are the accounts not supposed to auto sync from that point on?
    – I can still see the items in her list, but if I push the list on her device and pull it on mine, they still do not show up.

  7. John says:

    Is it only possible to backup to Cloud? As it is not always possible to have an internet connection wondering if it is possible to backup to local storage such as SD Card?

    • Alex says:

      John, thanks for you question. Yes, it is only possible to create backups on Cloud. We will need more people interested in this feature to add it to our plans.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

      • John says:

        Thanks Alex.

        The problem with the existing strategy is all users are reliant on one server that is tied to a specific entity. If the business goes ‘out of business’, all their backup and sync options are null and they have a defunct program on their hands. If there is an option to access the backup file on an independant cloud storage media or locally the program will be much more robust and gain a greater following because it will always be functional even if the dev’s withdraw down the road for any reason.

        Just out of curiosity what is the status of your server, does it have redundant storage on seperate backbones with DNS on different class ‘C’ subnets in case of failure or prolonged DOS attacks? Just wondering what sort of uptime or server reliability can be expected, obviously I don’t think users are expecting NASA grade backbones from a grocery app, but it would be good to satisfy curiosity withal.

        • Alex says:

          John, we are going to offer more import/export capabilities on our Advanced Web UI which is anticipated later this year. As for server infrastructure, we are doing our best to keep data safe and servers highly available.

          Thanks for your interest.

  8. Jeremiah says:

    I was wondering how to sync between two devices?

    • Alex says:

      Hi Jeremiah,

      Kindly note that this page describes how to sync between two devices. Shortly: create account on phone #1, push lists to cloud, login to account on phone #2, pull lists from cloud. Since that moment on the shopping lists will be in sync.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  9. Dotty Reynolds says:

    Hi Alex. Just had to reset my phone & reinstall MG. Am now having trougle logging in so I can pull from Cloud. Tried to push to Cloud w/my husband’s phone but that did not help. I can’t seem to log in on either phone. Is there a way I can reset both phones so there is one owner and he is guest and only my password is needed? Is the password the one shown on the account list? Guess I need more clarity on accounts, logins, passwords, etc. Thanks, Dotty

  10. Prakash says:

    Hi Alex,

    Is there a way to determine the date and time a backup was done?

    Also, since the backup on the cloud is deleted after 30 days, would it be possible to get an alert about this?

    Or is this already in place and I just have not triggered it yet?

    Thank you from the pest, Prakash!

    • Alex says:

      Hi Prakash, thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, there is no way to see when the latest backup has been created. Kindly note that we reserve the right to remove backups after 30 days, but this practice has not been in place yet. We plan adding reminder to create backups in the future.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

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