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#1 #Michael

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:52

I know that everyone gets crabby when a person asks for ideas about what to create as an app but this is where my lack of creativity annoys me. I can do the programming for it but I just cannot come up with the idea for it. I have tried browsing the app market but nothing stands out that I can use as a stepping stone.

It doesn't have to be the next big thing...just something that will be fun to put together. Hell...it may not even be submitted to the app market.


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:02

An app that would track shopping habits would be nice, where you can enter, what you bought, where you bought it and how much it was, and then compare it to other places, perhaps a cloud part so that other people could compare their shopping as well and find the best prices.

#3 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:09

An app that would track shopping habits would be nice, where you can enter, what you bought, where you bought it and how much it was, and then compare it to other places, perhaps a cloud part so that other people could compare their shopping as well and find the best prices.


That is interesting. So say I bought my ssd from amazon on 2/1 for $180 and it would then it would compare it to other online shopping portals? Problem I see with that is that would tell me if I did or didn't get the best price after the purchase but not before and would save me money. What would be better would be shop comparison to give me that best price before I buy. Another section could be a wishlist.

#4 ahhell

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:25

How about creating a Windows 8 RT app for managing WIFI profiles?

You would be haled as a god.

#5 mrlcutleruk83

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:15

what about taking a crappy app thats on the store, something that has great potential and doing your own version of it and making it 100x better in the process.

what type of direction would you go? video apps, news apps, information based or visually based apps? give us some ideas what area you like and what your good at and i can come up with some ideas for you :p

#6 OP #Michael

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 16:59

what about taking a crappy app thats on the store, something that has great potential and doing your own version of it and making it 100x better in the process.

what type of direction would you go? video apps, news apps, information based or visually based apps? give us some ideas what area you like and what your good at and i can come up with some ideas for you :p


Video/games don't really interest me. I am thinking something like information/productivity. I can tell you that one app on the app store that just blows my mind is pulse. It is stunning.

#7 joker999

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:27

How about make a sync from google calendar to Windows 8 calendar app by ICAL url, update every 1 day or 15min, whatever.

#8 joker999

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:36

Sorry i mean Update not sync - Update from Google calendar to Windows 8 calendar

#9 LexL

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 21:54

if your still taking ideas,

I really want to get the Philips Hue lights for my apartment. I have seen some cool stuff done with them on the open api for iphone and ive seen it being used through a Linux ssh into the system as well!

http://www.meethue.com/en-US

Ive seen nothing on the windows 8 or windows phone 8 platform yet for this, and it puts me off buying it..

Would pay for this!!

developers: http://developers.meethue.com/

#10 LUTZIFER

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:01

How bout an App to get rid of the start panel. Just kidding. Just figured I might as well be the first to post a comment like that.
You did mention it was an app for a tablet, so the start panel does serve a purpose.

#11 +goretsky

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:33

Hello,

How about an unofficial Neowin client?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#12 +Brandon Live

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:51

Video/games don't really interest me. I am thinking something like information/productivity. I can tell you that one app on the app store that just blows my mind is pulse. It is stunning.


Seriously? I just don't see the appeal of Pulse. And it's really slow/choppy, they don't use the WinJS FlipView so it feels awful with touch. The main view is just a bunch of pictures. Pretty I guess, but not really useful.

Just my opinion though :-) At least their iOS version seems more polished. I still don't find it that useful though.

#13 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:07

How about an app with windows 7 inside!

#14 _karans

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 23:07

How about an app that helps measure your life/happiness quotient and helps you improve it? I've PMed you as well. :)



#15 Hum

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 23:14

My question is, how and why are there 100,000 plus apps ... ??? :huh:





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