Quick setup: My users are hobbyist plant-growers and they’re using my app to document their collections. They are including information like “genus, species, subspecies, etc.”
Many of these scientific names are long and a pain to manually type hundreds of times while documenting collections. It’s also not feasible for me to create a gigantic list of “choices” for users to select from, as there are many thousands of genera and species of plants in existence.
It would be nice if, once a genus or species are entered once, it could be used as an autocomplete/suggestion for other users inputting similar data.
• User 1 adds “Sarracenia” as a genus input.
• User 2 comes along and wants to enter their Sarracenia, as well. They start typing “s,a,r…” and automagically, “Sarracenia” is surfaced as an option - spelled and formatted correctly for them to select from.
My example is clearly hyper-specific, but I can see this being a generally useful feature, as well.