Give me your app ideas so I can pay my way to BB Jam Americas
So after the debacle of Desktop Bridge, and working my bum off on my startup (which I'll be talking about more next week), I'm broke. I need to pay my way to BB Jam Americas, so I need to earn anywhere from $1-2,000 CAD/USD.
If you guys have any app ideas that you feel would be worthwhile for me to develop, throw them my way. I'll then put the best ideas into a poll, and you guys can vote on the best one. Then whichever one gets picked, I'll write. I'm a pretty decent developer, so the app won't be crappy.
Try to keep the ideas mostly simple, and doable within a month. If you're unsure, post it anyway, and I'll let you know if it's feasible.
- CrackBerry User
08-08-12, 10:22 PM #2
- 33 Posts
Sharing Blackberry Calender
My two cents. I am looking for an app that would allow me to effortlessly share or sync my default Blackberry calender with my wife's blackberry. Whether it be through NFC or bluetooth (or the option of both preferably). This way, after work everyday, we can sync our calenders without having to connect our phones to the computer. I know there are other ways of doing this (ie: google sync) but I have yet to find a simple, time efficient, error proof method. Apple accomplishes this through the cloud, but there is nothing that I am aware of for Blackberry.
- 08-09-12, 01:00 AM #5
Sure I'll bite, got lots of app ideas and no way to make them. Here are a few;
1. I thought it would be fun to have an app that keeps track of the number of raspberry pi computers in the world, raspberrypi.Org. It's a non-profit company with a great product designed for education and applied by geeks around the world. (including me)
2. Give us a dynamic background on the playbook! Just like when it starts up with the slow changing colors, it is so elegant.
That's it, I have some more ideas if you are willing to deal (ones that can make money!)
- 08-09-12, 03:52 AM #8
Okay, bs aside.
I'd pay for an app that could easily transfer files from any phone directly to your playbook and vice versa.
Edit: And a remote control app that allows you to view and select music on your playbook from you BB phone. Im not talking about the ability to stream and edit tracks, but merely a graphical remote control.
Last edited by Eskibo; 08-09-12 at 03:57 AM.
- 08-09-12, 04:10 AM #9
An app that will consolidate contact lists. Also, if you can, have it remove the AT&T address book and any other similar apps from the other carriers.
It will sell.
- CrackBerry User
08-09-12, 05:20 AM #11
- 33 Posts
The Playbook, which is being marketed as a "Business Class" tablet, is lacking any method for capturing digital signatures. Apps such as "Signnow" and "Signeasy" exist for the other mobile OS's - but nothing of the sorts for Blackberry. Much like the existing Android and iOS apps, a method to capture a digital signature and then insert it into a "Docs to Go" document word be a bonus.
Great thread by the way. I wish someone from RIM could read this and incorporate some of these ideas into BB 10.
- CrackBerry User
08-09-12, 05:22 AM #12
- 54 Posts
I don't realy know if it's feeasible, considering you are doing it in a month, but I would like to have a simple vectorial drawing app. User should be able to edit shapes add vertices or edges, rotate and resize, also add and subtract shapes. Curve manipulation will be nice. User should be able to change lines colour and thickness. Text insertion will also be a must. Like 13 years ago I did just that, using delphi (pascal) it took me like three weeks, with help of a friend. Ten years ago I did a 180 degree shift and I'm working in voice and data networks ever since. That brings me to my next idea: a app for mapping wifi signal strengh over a 2D map, like ekahau heatmapper.I will gladly pay up to 10 bucks for such an app.
- CrackBerry User
08-09-12, 07:07 AM #13
- 51 Posts
What about an app like the roomie remote app on ios. Being able to control all your a/v equipment from the playbook would be awesome.
Would love to use my playbook to control my multiroom sound system.
Have to use my ipad now to do it but would love to use my playbook instead because you can't see the ipad screen in the sunlight and the playbook screen is fine outdoors on my deck.
Moreover, there isn't currently a way to incorporate my app into other apps so you can print from them. Presumably, that will be part of the invocation framework coming in BB10. For now, the app would have to open the files you want to print, such as PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, etc. It's feasible, and I'm willing to entertain the idea. It's the printing support that I'm unclear on.
A media centre app that you can control via a web interface? Doable.
Just unsure about the sales potential for both.
In my mind, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to do something similar using the PlayBook. Either sign using the touchscreen OR scan using the camera. Bonus if it can insert the signature into the PDF and/or fill out PDF forms. Even more bonus if it can print it via Wifi.
I'm unclear about the Wifi mapping idea. Just grabbing wifi signal strength info for each GPS position and mapping it in a square, plotting it by colour (green = high strength, red = low)?
- 08-09-12, 10:41 AM #16
I recently had the need for an app that could help me keep scores for a Table Tennis Tournament. I have my PlayBook and my 9900 and was in dire need of an app that can display crisp clear scores on my PlayBook while being updated from my Bold. I haven't come across such a software on any Platform (I also own an iPod Touch and have access to a friend's Nexus 7). I think the best part about building an app on the BlackBerry platform is the killer Bridge feature. Anyways, wish you all the best for your project.
- 08-09-12, 11:45 AM #18
Go for print! i know some people who will donate and buy. seriously id like to help get this done if you go for this app.
look up UPD (universal print drivers) its mostly vendor neutral (psl) for network printing.
here are a few links..
Universal Print Driver - Samsung Printer Technology
HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows*-* HP Universal Print Driver for Windows - Features, Benefits and Specifications - c00496934 - HP Business Support Center
Universal Print Driver - Technologies | KONICA MINOLTA
Xerox Mobile Express Driver: Free Universal Printer Driver
let me know!
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-09-12, 12:06 PM #19
- 175 Posts
As an IT manager many of my users are asking for a few specific things. most requests i get are for them to be allowed to user their ipad because there is an app from Dragon which will convert speech to text. They are to lazy to type and just want to be able to talk to the damn thing for note taking, email replies, etc.
If you can do that... it would ROCK!
- 08-09-12, 12:07 PM #20
+1 for the podcast app
A graphic equalizer app
A proper bookmark management app which allows you to export bookmarks from the stock browser to cloud storage or to a pc or vice versa(not tech savvy, so I have no idea if it's possible)
- 08-09-12, 12:44 PM #21
I vote for the signing app. but NO inserting or taking a picture of a signature. how would that be legal? you could have taken the picture from an old document. so how about after signing the document via touch screen it is locked up so no one could edit it and it is emailed to all participating parties. during lock up it is given a time, date and gps stamp. or even take a picture of the signing party using the front facing camera.
- 08-09-12, 12:51 PM #23
how about a trivia game like family fued that has 2 buzzers so you can play a multi player game using 1 playbook. I havent seen any multiplayer games for one playbook but you could do checkers, chess etc... where you place the playbook on the table and sit across from each other. makes for great family car rid or camping trip.
- 08-09-12, 01:22 PM #24
Bring Solarmax to playbook. Ive beat it several times but every couple months i go back to it. playing online doesnt work well on playbook so maybe you could make an offline version for the playbook.http://armorgames.com/play/11965/solarmax