Listick Shopping List App: Meet The Founders

Listick is a smart yet simple shopping list app with sharing functionality and real-time notifications, offering a welcome alternative to the traditional pen and paper.

Users can create lists, add items with notes and share them with friends and family. Those already familiar with the addictive gesture of swiping would appreciate the app as you swipe to purchase and remove items off the list. Once you’re done, hit the finished shopping button and a notification is sent to others in the list.


How did you come up with the idea for the company?

I had just moved into my flat with my fiancé and we had some teething issues when it came to grocery shopping – either buying the same things or forgetting items altogether. I then contacted my close friend Korede with the idea to start a list-sharing app. Korede was raised within a large family and at the time he was responsible for most of the household shopping, so he immediately saw the benefits of the idea.

We began working on the UI and then contracted developers to build a prototype version of the app and start marketing the concept. The initial feedback we received was very encouraging and after a few rounds of modifications, we were ready for Listick to revolutionise more people’s shopping experience.


How has the company evolved during the pandemic?

The idea to build Listick came about prior to the pandemic, however the pandemic really exemplified the need for such a solution. For example, Supermarkets in the U.K. introduced a one person per household rule to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and we saw a real uptick in our downloads around this time.

We’ve not rested on our laurels during the pandemic but instead thought of ways to improve Listick further. We continued to work closely with our developers and flexed our creativity muscles when it comes to marketing the app. All in all, we’re just pleased that we’ve built a solution which has proved useful through the pandemic and one that really does help simplify the shopping experience.