Existing App Functionality
The app allows users to add new food items to a growing collection of food items.
Users are adding duplicate items because they don’t know the item has already been entered.
Here is one solution that should solve the issue. However, I do not think there’s a way to implement it. Does anyone have ideas that could be implemented?
When users search for an item, they enter the item name in the search field. The user will see any items that match the query. But, if the item does not exist, then the user could tap a button to add the item using the text that they used to query on as the item’s name in new item entry form. If this could be implemented, I would only want the user to be able to search and add items from that search field (at least on that screen) to decrease the chance that items with duplicate names are unknowingly added.