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I Wish There Was An App For

Submit app ideas. We choose one idea per month and build it.

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Rohit Tigga
This is great and I really love the clean feel of the website. Since the ultimate goal is to get the app built out, it would be useful for the user to include necessary details about the app. I.e. user flow, target market, how it works, what it does, etc. If you do really end up building an app each month, would you contact the person in order to understand their vision? My biggest concern is the follow-up. 😃 Lots of potential to evolve in something amazing.
Abadesi
@rohit_tigga Yes it would be great to talk a bit more about how the process itself works, who owns the IP, what happens to the app once you make it...how will you decide what app wins and where do the abandoned ideas go?
Colin Winhall
@rohit_tigga @abadesi Following this for the answers.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
Thanks @rohit_tigga @abadesi so much for this feedback! Great points about the user providing more specifications about their idea and following up. The winning app idea is selected each month based on the number of upvotes (most popular idea within a one month duration). We would definitely want to notify the community after we make the app. In regards to IP, submitted ideas (whether successful or abandoned) are part of the public domain. Since this is a learning process, I'm more than happy to chat a bit more offline about how the process works (always open to feedback and suggestions). Thanks and much appreciated for checking out this project!
Tom S.
@donf126 👍 👍 👍
Justin Mitchell
@donf126 Would love to help you guys out on the design side of things.
Stephanie McDonald, CPC
@rohit_tigga @abadesi @colinwinhall Following, have ideas.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@itsthisjustin thanks and that would be great! Let's connect offline!
Justin Mitchell
@donf126 justin@sofriendly.com!
Vardan Karapetyan
Looking fwd to see developments 😊
Siranush Hovhannisyan
cool
Jonas Almut
This sounds like it could be exploited if I offered up a world changing idea and you take all the credit for it. What safe guards are in place?
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@jonasalmut thanks for this feedback and you make a good point. The incentive structure will need work (also giving folks credit - not just the leader-board we have today) and right now the ideas are part of the public domain. Thank you for taking the time to look into this project.
Tim Shnaider
@jonasalmut Don't post a "world changing idea" on a public forum on the hope that someone else will build it. Build it yourself.
Alessandro Machi
@jonasalmut @donf126 How about a Leader board for App Idea Winners.
Stephanie Kampendonk
@timshnaider True ☝️
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@alessandro_machi great idea about having a leaderboard for app idea winners. Thanks again!
Igityan Hayarpy
Like the idea of IDEA
Daniel Roger Casanova
This is great! is there any place where we can aggregate all of the similar sites as such?
Charles Magnuson
I'd like to advertise my idea: A Chrome extension that automatically closes the current tab when a YouTube video is done playing - https://iwishtherewasanappfor.com/ideas/5ba106ba2abfa20013994bfb Please vote for my idea!
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@magnuson thanks for sharing and just voted your idea!!
Alexandre Nossovskoi
Great idea, but you open yourself up to some legal risk, by saying explicitly that you're building someone's idea, they may expect some financial compensation, especially since there is no inherent consideration in a terms of service.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@anossovs1 thank you for this feedback and much appreciated for taking time to check out this project. You're right that we need to further investigate legal risk especially with terms of service.
Muni Perez
@donf126 great idea! A suggestion is you make the code open source and put it on GitHub.
Stephanie Kampendonk
@munipandita That would be the only reasonable solution for this site. I agree with you. 👍
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@munipandita @ihatedotpink awesome idea about making this open source and will keep this in mind!!
Noor
Liked your idea. Was wondering how you gonna give credit or compensate the idea maker?
Ziggy Crane
@nooruzzonline He gets to use the app he wants?
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@nooruzzonline @ziggycrane fair points and I explained in my previous comments below. We keep track of the user/username so we have the pieces for giving credit and we also have a leaderboard (https://iwishtherewasanappfor.com/leaderboard). Thanks and really appreciate your feedback in regards to this app studio project!
vain glories
@nooruzzonline you don't think dedicating time, resources, knowledge is enough compensation??
Noor
@nmeri17 Totally agree with you but then you anyway gonna charge customer or monetize the app in someway. Not that you are making the app only for the idea maker.
vain glories
@nooruzzonline 1) not all developers will monetize their apps. 2) is there a guarantee monetized one will become lucrative? I think the best resolution for an idea owner with intentions of generating income from his creativity is to hire a developer to implement his idea, then become some proprietor.
Noor
@nmeri17 1) What do they do then? Opensource? if you're working on someone's idea you must be looking for some kinda incentive. You don't waste your time on something that isn't gonna give you anything. 2) Nobody will build an application with a guarantee of making money. It has nothing to do with whos idea is that. And like you said idea maker can always hire somebody to build his app but that not what we're discussing here.
vain glories
@nooruzzonline nope. Not always. I built an idea once without incentive for the purpose of proving my knowledge in a language to future employers. That's just one, out of a couple. He may have his reasons for building -- not tangible assets, like you imagine. If you feel safer though, you can insist he open sources it. If it doesn't clash with his interests, who am I to interfere? I'm just saying the service user is in no position to demand rights or entitlements. Because someone else could even pick the idea from the idea board and implement it before the site owner does. How do you lay claims on his app then? You lose that right by choosing a free app.
Noor
@nmeri17 In this case you're selling your knowledge which is again an incentive for you. You're expecting that somebody should see your talent which will help you make your career better. Nothing is being done for free and if you know somebody who build applications for free without any incentive please let me know I have a few things to build. To answer your question on claiming the idea. I think there could be two possible scenarios. Either you can claim if you think that's your idea which is totally legal or site owner can claim that it's from the his site and nobody else is allow to build it. Moreover if you think of an idea it isn't about 200 character. So if I'm offering an idea then I must have seen the problem in real life. That way I and site owner can collaborate and build a better product than just somebody taking it from the website. Ideas aren't cheap dude. We should always respect it.
vain glories
@nooruzzonline Lmao. There's a popular idiom that literally says "Opinions are worth a dime a dozen". Google it yourself. Any price you want to lay on an "idea" is grossly mitigated by the inverse effort it'll take to implement it.
Emeka Ogbonna
This is a great idea. Just yesterday, I had a discussion with an IT guy about my idea for which I want an App. I will share my idea with you guys and see how it goes. Thank you, guys for this creative idea. May your initiative blossom and go places.
Dylan Smith
I think a lot of the comments on this product are worried about "who gets credit" I don't think that is the point of this product at all. It seems that if you are submitting ideas, you would appreciate to have those ideas/apps created to make your life easier. If you have a great idea and want credit for it, then go make it yourself.
Syamala Prasad Oruganti
@dielawn714 That's not fair. Guy who submitted the idea has to get credit and some reasonable share of IP ownership.
Alessandro Machi
@dielawn714 Without any type of credit, the contribution's value is exploited by society at the expense of the contributor.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@dielawn714 thank you and you're right on the money about the intent of this project (it's also about spreading good will and promoting cool ideas)! I spent the past day in a half explaining this to people but to be fair they also have valid questions/concerns. Thanks again! @syamala_prasad_oruganti @alessandro_machi
Rob Tìgeir
@dielawn714 @alessandro_machi Society benefits and the creator benefits. What cost do you see to the creator?
Roman Arellano
I like how it has the filters for MOST RECENT and POPULAR, but just a little bit hard to find.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@romanarellano thank you for checking out the product and your feedback is noted in regards to navigation of content. Thanks again!
Femi Ajayi
This is great , but my fear is the same thing others have noted. This could be exploited if proper legal procedure is not followed in contract with the idea owner. Also, someone else can easily steal this idea and build on it if publicly shared here
Alessandro Machi
@femoric9 I would suggest that there two types of submissions. Public Domain and Business. The Business Apps income, if any was generated, could be split in some manner between the developers, the idea person, and possibly a third category to reward those who come up with public domain ideas.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@femoric9 thanks for taking the time to check out this project. Your feedback/concerns are noted for sure and I also answered above in my comments. Thanks again and much appreciated for your feedback.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@alessandro_machi amazing idea about the different domains of user submitted ideas! This could be a useful way/approach for segmenting the community y submitted content (also thinking about categories). @femoric9
Alex Banaga
Funny, I own isthereaservicefor.com good shit guys.
Stan Massueras
The amount of Dating app ideas is incredible 😉
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Robert Magrino
The site needs a search to filter similar ideas. Maybe add categories for each idea, such as nature, tech, buying, etc.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@rmagrino thanks for checking this out! Also thanks for the suggestion about filtering and your feedback is noted.
Ilango Rajagopal
@donf126 This is a cool idea! Much less noise than the similar sub-reddit. I'll definitely be following this. So many interesting things can be done!
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@rajagopalilango thank you for your interest and checking out this idea!
Chris Wilson
This is cool, just like https://requestforstartup.co/. I started one so the crowd could pre-order and get teams to come try to build it if enough people wanted the app/product called sparkthis.org never got a chance to market it
Yan Sidyakin
Extremely cool! Maybe implement sign in with third-party services (Google, FB), I personally didn't feel like signing up just to upvote something.
Donald Fleurantin
Maker
@yan_sidyakin Great suggestion about giving the option to sign in with third party services; this helps with the UX and making it easier for folks to sign up.
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