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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jodbot, May 19, 2011.

  1. jodbot

    jodbot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    After puzzling over what app I could program for around 3 months now, I'm beginning to feel like everything has been done several times over.


    If anyone can come up with an idea for a single developer (me) to implement, I'm listening! The challenge is, it mustn't have been done before.

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  2. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Here's one I've been looking for unsuccessfully, for a few months now. I would LOVE for someone to create a popup for Gtalk (think Handcent). There are several of those for texting, but none for Gtalk. Maybe even an app that combines both?
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  3. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Android Enthusiast

    ^^That would be nice!
  4. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    I'd love to find an app that would let me stream ASX-format video streams so that I could view the live video feeds from any of the 200+ "CalTrans" (California) traffic cameras. I have not been able to find an Android app that can view ASX video streams. I don't know if people in other states (or countries) have the same need.
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  5. barqers

    barqers Android Expert

    I'd love an app that'd recognize keywords in my text and allow me to click them and make a calendar entry for that item.

    for example, if someone texts:
    dinner party at 6 on next tuesday?

    The whole sentence would be underlined and maybe in a blue color, and then i'd click it, and it'd autofill in all the entries for like May 24, 6pm - dinner party.
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  6. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Android Enthusiast

    I haven't found anything like this yet, if there is one please point me to it (!) but if not, maybe give it a go--

    a messaging app that contains ALL my messaging clients-- I could open it and use it to text someone, whatsapp them, e-mail them, maybe AIM and FB message as well... and obviously receives all messages as well. BB did this, so I assume Android can too, but maybe not...

    I think there's high demand for apps that merge multiple functions into one.

    oh and is there anything that lets me see, play, AND edit music files? So far it's a PITA to realize I mis-named the artist on one of my music files, which puts it in a separate category from the rest of the songs.
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  7. Kekkle

    Kekkle Member

    What you want is pretty much what HTC Contacts does. However, having a custom ROM I dont know if its a Sense 2.1 or Sense 3.0 feature. (I had a HTC Desire with the old Sense)
  8. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Android Enthusiast

    then let me modify my request to say that... I want it on the droid x :)
  9. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Android Enthusiast

    One thing I fear is dropping my phone while out and not hearing it fall, because of its case or whatever. I would buy an app that senses the shock of a phone hitting the ground, and emits a noise. Not a super-loud annoying noise, just something that lets me know I dropped it. If I could make apps, that's what I'd do.
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  10. noah way

    noah way Android Enthusiast

    I'm looking for a speech-to-text memo app. The closest thing I have found is using Google voice search "note to self", which requires network access and delivers the note in the form of an email.
  11. jodbot

    jodbot Newbie
    Thread Starter


    Thanks for all the ideas! I'm going to investigate most if not all of them, will reply here when I make progress with one :) Any more replies also welcome of course, perhaps this could be linked to from either the App request sub forum or the app ideas sticky thread?

    This should be the most straight forward one so I'll focus on that first I'll make a setting for the user to assign a ringtone or mp3 or something to play when dropped, it should be quite easy!

    Edit: It turns out that it's not possible on most phones to keep sensors being monitored while the phone is in standby. There are two workarounds, neither of which is probably acceptable, since the first only works on a few phones, and the second seriously hurts battery life, which explains why there aren't any drop detectors out there...


    They'll probably start appearing once more phones are on android 2.3 or later, which (sorry, lost the link) supposedly has fixed this problem.

    I will look into the others shortly!
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  12. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Newbie

    I would love to see a dimensional calculator for architects and builders like ArchiCalc which I used on my Palm.

    It allows input in decimal or fraction, metric or inch, or mixed, and conversions are easy. There are all kinds of other construction calculators, but they are either way too complex or inputting numbers is too cumbersome.

    I've tried to contact the original developer (Tom Boeman). Seems to have disappeared.
  13. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

    I use an app called VoiceChoice to be able to set certain contacts that are called from my Google Voice number, and have another list of contacts that are just dialed directly.

    I'd like an app which does the same for SMS or text messages.
  14. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

    Not only that, but if this was possible, Tasker could do it I bet. :)
  15. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    What I need is an app that allows me to calibrate the auto-brightness feature on my phone. Currently the default auto-brightness calibration really sucks. It's only good in bright sunlight where the brightness is set to 100%. When I walk indoors or in complete darkness, the auto-brightness sets the brightness too bright for my liking.

    What I currently do is use a widget that allows me to toggle between 3 brightness settings with a single tap. I toggle between 100%, 30% and 9% depending on how bright the room is. What I would like is for auto-brightness to change the brightness of the screen to 100% when I'm outside, change to 30% when I'm indoors and change to 9% in darkness automatically based on what the phone reads from the light sensor. If you can create an app like this, I'd gladly pay for it.
  16. gfinockio

    gfinockio Newbie

    I'd love to see an app that you can setup to listen to a conversation or speech, and then later on "transcribe" the key words from it - like the most repeated or used words.
  17. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Sounds just like the claim that "Everything has been invented". Part of this process (inventing or developing apps) is finding niches to fill. We're far from having invented everything or writing every possible app.
  18. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    You can currently do this with the Flex T9 keyboard. Just put a shortcut to your file you're keeping your notes in on your home screen. Open up said file and start dictating to it. Save when you're done. Profit.
  19. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

    How about an auto responder that can reply to im's and emails as well as calls and texts?
  20. janpetras

    janpetras Well-Known Member

    Need an app to go get me another beer.
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  21. robphelan

    robphelan Member

    i'm almost to the point of paying a developer to develop an app for me. I'm a programmer, but don't know anything about Android development.

    If you're interested in possibly making a few bucks, PM me and I'll give you a brief overview. I'm just an individual, not a company.
  22. Hinder

    Hinder Lurker

    Caltrans Streaming video please!
  23. smartappers

    smartappers Newbie

    lol this
  24. Rayj00

    Rayj00 Lurker

    I'm not sure if one exists or not but how about a lotto number generating program with the following requirements:

    - it can handle any state's lotto, including Powerball, Mega Millions, and whatever other kinds of lotto's the 50 states offer. I'll make it easy and just do Powerball and Mega Millions to start off.

    - the random numbers come out (stamped onto ping pong balls) from one of those bingo type ball dispensers.

    - Store the numbers and then after the official drawings, check if any of the numbers are winners.

    hows that for an app? Think you can ya handle it?
  25. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    Not sure if tasker can do this, but an app that senses when you leave an area (say a 200' radius), and calls home and sends a prerecorded message like "honey, I'm on my way home" (without you having to touch the phone).

    If you need more look above at the "Post Your App Idea" thread, over 1300 responses there...
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