The idea for Listonic was created by three friends who met at the University of Łódź, Poland, whilst studying computer science back in the days when flip-phones and PDAs were all the rage. Whilst living together in Coventry, UK, they came across certain issues they had when doing their shopping: forgetting items or buying things they already had. So, they came together to tackle these simple challenges using a digital shopping list. They completed the app as part of their studies back in Poland, and even won a prize for it.
Then the smartphone revolution came, and the three friends decided to turn their app into a product. The company they set up nearly 10 years ago became one of the most successful startups in Poland. Now, their modest product is used by millions of users and has been translated into more than 40 languages. The trio are still active in running the company and developing the app. Their continued aim is to carry on improving and enhancing shopping lists beyond what was once thought impossible.