A Business Idea a Day – Day 13


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

It’s time for lucky idea number 13. This one has the potential to be slightly controversial…Don’t be shy now!

 

Idea

Conversation Word Counter (The Self Involved App)

 

Description

Now I really love the idea of the app. Communication is so important and it’s so easy for one to get wrapped in their own life and steal a disproportionate amount of attention to discuss their escapades. I will openly admit that I am sure this has been me on occasions and I fear it being too frequent an event. The app would use our very unique voice tones to distinguish how many people are talking, and the full statistics of who is talking and when. As well as just the social benefit, it could be used in all kinds of serious manners for understanding the psychology of people’s self worth and desire for attention.

 

Epiphany Moment

Many occasions have jolted this idea back to my attention. I think of it every time I am witnessing and analysing a focus of attention on one individual that is conversing with a group.

The idea is purely for curiosity purposes and should have no implications of there being something wrong with a good story teller – We all love to sit and listen at times.!

 

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A Business Idea a Day – Day 12


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

Warning!

This idea could break phones. I bet you’re enticed now aren’t you!?

 

Idea #12

Punching Power App

 

Description

This idea is a way of emulating those punching arcade games…but in the virtual world (which is evidently the place that we prefer things to be anyway…). The accelerometer on a phone can be used to find out how fast somebody is punching. The faster the punch, the higher the score, the more manly you are, the more women you get, the more you succeed and are fulfilled. OK, I may have lied about a few of those…

 

Epiphany Moment

I was out drinking in a fine establishment that had one of these physical punching machines and was impressed by the crowd forming around the masculine unofficial sport of punching a machine. I had the idea of creating an app to provide the same thrill that one receives when being able to prove that they can punch harder than somebody else, and so the punching power app idea was conceived.

I’ll assume you’ve all figured out how a phone could end up getting broken by the creation of this idea. Let me know your thoughts. Is this app idea manly enough for you? Are you manly enough to like or comment on it?

 

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A Business Idea a Day – Day 11


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

We are stepping away from geeky ideas and going for more of a giant idea that could change the world. Ambitious? I would say that it is not ambitious enough…

 

Idea #11

Availability App

 

Description

A simple app that states whether you are available and where you are so people can organise to do stuff with you. So, instead of doing a status update, you could have your current situation selection from a small list such as: home and relaxing, home and bored, out and busy, out and looking for entertainment. This coupled with your location would instantly provide opportunities for spontaneous fun with friends. It would be a way to quickly see which of your friends are free and where they are.

 

Epiphany Moment

I was in London at the time and wondered how many of my friends were in the local vicinity and whether they wanted to do something. Obviously all of this can be done through Facebook and all of the other social mediums but I think it would be great to have a system with the sole purpose of sharing and seeing availability and location.

Possible names, as I love names:

Locate Free, Available Me, Free Me, WAYUT (What Are You Up To)

…OK, perhaps I’m not on form with names today. Let me know your suggestions!

 

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“A Business Idea a Day” – Day 10


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

This is a slightly geeky one so bear with me, unless of course, you are a geek and like the sound of this idea. If you do like it, share share share, and comment. Oh, and like it :).

 

Idea 10

Simple Mobile App to Query Database

 

Description

OK, geeky time. There are a few different types of databases out there, MySQL, MS SQL (shudder), Maria DB, Mongodb etc…I think it would be great to have one app that has the ability to be setup to connect to all these types of databases and do the usual select, update and delete. It would need a very intuitive and simple design that lets even inexperienced database managers set up their connection and perform (possibly disastrous, we’ve all been there!) queries. Imagine being able to provide information during a meeting by quickly performing a select query on your phone. The possibilities are endless…kind of.

 

Epiphany Moment

I was having one of those days where there was work to be done, but the laptop seemed a bit too far away (AKA, 2 feet in front of me). I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to run this quick update query from my phone using an app. I searched and couldn’t find anything that could fulfill this purpose. Please let me know if your investigations prove me wrong!

I have to ask all software engineers that have made a hilarious/disastrous database mistake to step forward and share their story…Don’t be shy! Let me put it this way, backups are made for a reason!

 

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“A Business Idea a Day” – Day 9


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

It’s that time again. Get your thinking hat (the word cap didn’t feel English enough) on and dream big.

 

Idea #9

Spotify for Audio Books

 

Description:

Now this has been done slightly with Audible by Amazon but not anywhere near to the extent that I dream of. It can be explained very easily in one sentence…Spotify for audio books! It would be great to have the exact same choice and functionality of Spotify. If Spotify can do it, then you (or another entrepreneur with more determination) can do it!

 

Epiphany Moment

This occurred to me just over a year ago when Spotify was really taking off. I love reading and end up doing a lot of driving and walking. These times could be wasted if they aren’t used productively so it seems like a great idea to be able to listen to a nice distracting piece of fiction OR motivational/inspirational book.

 

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