- 09-06-2013, 01:45 PM #1
I know that this topic may sound strange but I have something to ask to you.
Let's get to the point:
I desperately need some money to continue my studies at the university and, since I just graduated, I thought that I could use what I've learnt to earn something.
(This may confuse you but in Italy we graduate after 3 years and then we can choose to take a "second level degree" which is what I need to do now)
So here's the deal:
I need some ideas to make an app which you need and which is not in the Marketplace.
The user which gives me the idea, will have the app for free and, if he wants, he will get every major beta build to give me his feedback before the release.
The app will be then sold on the Marketplace and I'll use that money to pay my studies.
Of course I'm not asking you to give me the best idea ever so that I can get rich while you just get a free app in return.
I'm talking about some useful apps that nobody realized yet or something funny that may be worth making.
So write your ideas and help me finishing my studies
- 09-06-2013, 04:28 PM #7
How about an app that can stream music from SkyDrive? I'm aware some of these already exist but most I have tried are very poor at doing that.
With space becoming a huge issue for WP8 users with 'other' storage and temporary files constantly stealing disk space leaving many users forced to feel that all they can do is reset and start over which is hugely inconvenient, it would be great to allow users to host all/some of their music and playlists on SkyDrive to play as and when they need to. If such an app could detect playlists that were already hosted on SkyDrive, that would be a great bonus as creating and editing playlists on the phone is fiddly and time consuming. Another feature to consider is the ability to scan forwards and backwards on the timeline of the track in order to skip forwards and backwards. The built in music player on WP8 is unable to do this which is frustrating. At present, users have to press and hold the previous/next button to navigate through the track which isn't too user friendly.
- 09-07-2013, 05:46 AM #8
Is it possible?? :/
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09-10-2013, 07:25 AM #10
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Personally I would suggest you to create an public transport timetable app, or airport app (departures, arrivals, estimated flight time, delays)
Maybe there is no such app for top Italian Cities. It could be useful for tourists and local societies ;)
Or if it's possible, an worldwide app that could give an option to download public transport timetables for chosen country/region/city. If not possible, then only for most-known tourist destinations. (?)
With lovely Modern UI, and reasonable price it could be a top-seller.
Edit: Idea #2 - app to watch sports live streams on WP8 phones, because it's impossible without flash player. There is already FlashVideo on store, it's good, but not perfect. your app could focus only on sport streams instead of movies and series.
Last edited by Martsicky; 09-10-2013 at 07:49 AM.
09-11-2013, 11:26 AM #12
- 81 Posts
Here is an idea for an app that I think would be a big hit. It is an app that you can take a picture of a lottery ticket and it uses Character recognition to determine if the ticket is some kind of winner. For example If you buy a ticket that has 10 numbers on it, one of the numbers my not be a grand prize winner but it could have hit 2 or 3 numbers so it may win a couple of dollars. You would have to be able to look at the image, determine the date and look up the winning numbers and determine the payout.
- 09-12-2013, 04:00 PM #14
First of all thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!
I'll reply to everyone.
SKY MUSIC (Free) | Store di app e giochi per Windows Phone (Italia)
This can be done, it shouldn't be hard, but what about the app's working time? Having a big music collection will make this app damn slow, and the dups issue will force you to run it everytime that you change something!
Anyway, I'll try to do the app ASAP to see if it works :)
EDIT: Seems like we've found another windows phone limitation. There's no way to copy a song from the MediaLibrary to the IsolatedStorage!
This means that I can't do the app :(
Unfortunately there's no way to access the list of the installed apps and so I can't do the app that you need.
BTW, there's an easy way to install the apps from other OEMs, so that you can install AppFolder even on your Nokia! (Assuming that you have a Nokia :D)
Talking about the second one, I've not found any good football streaming source that can be watched without flash (except some paid sites).
This means that I should run a server which converts the Flash stream to something that the phone can actually play.
But this will introduce some kind of lag and it will cost a lot, and my goal is to earn money, not to spend it :D
I should gather a list of the major lotteries available in Europe and USA (just as a beginning) and see if this can work out!
Picture Info | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
Again, thanks to everywone who's trying to help me :)
Last edited by Gh0s7; 09-12-2013 at 05:21 PM.
09-12-2013, 04:30 PM #15
- 92 Posts
Well being in Italy, may not be of interest to you to do this one, but Fantasy Football (NFL) is huge in the US. There does not appear as of yet to be a fully featured app that allows you to manage your Yahoo Fantasy or CBS Fantasy teams. There is no CBS one for sure, there's not one for that at all. The Yahoo one, there are ones that allow you to manage, but if there's a way to look at and add a player from the free agents list, I haven't seen it, thus, not full featured. Speaking as someone who does Fantasy Football every year, the ability to add a player from the free agent list, as opposed to just moving players off the bench, is something I'd pay for in an app as long as the app was a good one because it's the difference of being able to be out of the house and make changes and running home to do so.
- 09-12-2013, 05:30 PM #16
09-12-2013, 07:13 PM #17
- 81 Posts
I want an app or some kind of plug in to my email accounts that lets me send a specific email to my Tasks or Calendar as a new item. So if I get an email that basically means I need to call a meeting, I can send the email with all the text to my Calendar, set the date and time, attendees, etc and save to my calendar, with all the info included in the notes/description field. Ditto if I send the email to my Tasks folder...the email body gets sent to my new Task in the notes/description field and I set the due dates/status etc.
Just as good but not as essential, the same functionality with text messages.
- 09-16-2013, 11:55 AM #20
I have actually tried that app and it's not that great tbh.
Anyway, here's another suggestion but I'm not sure if it is possible to be implemented due to the nature of the OS.
Since I've had my WP, I (and many other users) have had regular issues with live tiles not updating and having to manually open the apps in order for the tile to be updated. It's most probably related to the number of background tasks enabled in the settings which is easy enough to check but in some occasions, an app will be set to allow notifications but it won't be on the list so troubleshooting which apps need to have their settings changed can take a lot of time.
It would be great if there was an app that could list every single app on the phone that has a setting to allow live tiles and background notifications and whether it is enabled for those apps. When the live tiles fail, it would be handy to work out if any apps installed recently need to have any settings changed or whether and other apps aren't need to have that feature enabled.
I hope that makes sense.
09-16-2013, 12:26 PM #21
- 6 Posts
I would like to have a good working roadcam. Mount The Phone in Your windscreen and start recording Your drive. If u crash The app would save (gsensor) last couple of Minutes. Or u tap The screen to manualsave. If u do nothing The video Will be deleted. I would also love to save The video easy on my computer... Its a couple of This apps Out, but no one is resent updated, and do not work good. (one cant delete videos, one cant send via mail, and one makes Your Phone freeze.)
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