My friends think I am crazy, but even as I work by behind off to get this project up and running, my head is swirling with ideas on how to make it even better. Not only that, but with completely new concepts that are meant to blow peoples socks off.
Apps are like the new plastic thingies at the tip of your shoelaces. You struggle with tying your shoes every day. And then suddenly someone comes up with the insane idea of putting little pieces of plastic at the end of the laces to make them fit through the holes better. Head smack as you scream “now why didn’t I think of that?!”.
Finding a new app exactly the same way. In order to develop one that people want to have, you really have to examine what would make your life easier, or more fun. Once you have that down, then you have to figure out how an app for that can work.
Not so long ago I had one of those head smack moments with an online site that I came across for online singing lessons. How perfect is that for the girl or guy who wants to learn how to sing but doesn’t want a whole class of people to hear him? With the popularity of American Idol and the Voice, millions of people are going to be interested in how to sing better. Having the singing class online just makes it better. Maybe I could do an app that reviews the top ones like they’ve got on MusicalU.net but like in an app…hmmmm!
There is always some type of niche that can be filled if you give it the thought that it deserves. No one ever thought that the grocery shopping apps were going to be success and look at how that turned out. There is actually competition there now.
I also came across this guy who created an app for Vegas lovers. His helps to make reservations, book hotels and even get a VIP table at a club. Again, localized content that is going to appeal to a select few, but that kind of innovation is what is becoming the next best thing in apps and all technology.
I can go on and on about these head smacking app ideas that I see popping up all of the time, but I am busy trying to discover my own. Even if that means taking a concept already in play and tweaking it to become even better. That Vegas guy is on to something, but what if I expanded the horizons? What if you had a NYC app that could pinpoint your location and tell you where the closest subway station was? This concept could be made popular for every major city on the planet.
These are just thoughts and musings for now as I still focus my efforts on raising money for the idea I already cooked. If you have any great ideas for an app, but lack the know how to set it up, give me a shout out. I’ll cut you in on the deal.