We live in a world filled with smartphones and apps today. There is no limit to the number of app ideas that are possible. They seem to be a dime a dozen. People just don’t get as excited as they used to, even if you say you have hundreds of app ideas. That’s because 90% of the ideas have already been made into apps or are undergoing the app development process. For an idea to work, it needs to be original and unique. It should either be entertaining or provide solution to a real-life problem. Below are nine app ideas that provide value to consumers by solving real-life problems:
(1). Immediate Ultrasonography:
Today’s technology is making health checkups much simpler. People can monitor heart rates simply by downloading an app to do it. However, there are still other areas of health that are yet to be addressed by modern technology. Two of these prime health areas are cancer and pregnancy checkups. Think of all the people across the globe who have to make a trip to the clinic to get a checkup regarding cancer or pregnancy. If there was an Immediate Ultrasonography app, it would be possible for these people to perform their own preliminary diagnostic in the privacy of their home, and not have to make the trip to the clinic. It could also give people who don’t have access to a clinic, a way to use those facilities. Some people live too far away.
An app like this would use the speaker on the phone to emit an ultra high frequency sound. Then the user could listen to that sound being reflected back. Then an image would be formed based on that reflected sound, and it would portray the object that was penetrated by that sound. While checkups performed in clinics that are followed up with advice from a doctor are better, having this app would still be a good solution for the right people who are in immediate need for those checkups.
(2). Surround Sound Simulation:
People get calls that come at odd times don’t they? A person might be travelling on a train, or having lunch, or just hanging out with friends, and suddenly a call comes through. Many times, we would prefer that the person calling did not know exactly where we are. So what can we do? We can create a surround sound simulation app for our phone. Once we get a call, and it is not a good time, then we can choose some relevant sounds off the app to make them think we are somewhere else. This solves a real-life problem.
(3). Leisure Time Reminders:
Aside from all our daily activities, we tend to take on a lot of side projects as well. Sometimes we lose track of them all because of the stress of getting everything done. We can create an app that would remind us of projects that need to be finished later. It can keep track of what needs done and what the priorities are.
(4). Greeting Delivery:
There are already lots of apps for customizable digital greeting cards on the market. So how about an app that will allow people to create a digital greeting card, and personalize it, and then have it delivered by post to whatever address they want, for a small fee. That is much more personal than the regular digital cards we send today (just one click and it’s in your email). It would take some collaboration with florists and card shops, but it could make a nice app.
(5). Product Availability Notification:
This app would take input from users and gather all the details about a product that you are waiting on to become available. It would crawl every ecommerce store regularly to search for the product you have input into it. Once your product became available somewhere, you would receive instant notification that it was in and where you could get it. That would be a real time-saver. Having to search all the stores yourself all the time would be tedious at best.
(6). Swap My Toy:
Kids love their toys, until they get tired of them or outgrow them. This app could bring kids together to swap toys. Parents could list toys they were willing to swap with others, and the app would match them up. A GPS system could tell them which toy was closer. It would also enable them to upload pictures of the toys they have, as well as information about their condition.
(7). Unique News:
Everybody know that you can watch 3 hours of news, from 3 different local stations, and get the same news stories on all 3. This app would show you the news, but never repeat any story twice. You would only see unique news.
(8). Blind Guide:
This one would utilize GPS and motion sensors to help the blind find their way. It would use sound cues, warnings, and signals to help them navigate. To date, I haven’t seen any app similar to this that would resolve this real-life problem.
(9). Fresh or Stale:
This app would definitely help the men who were sent to the market. They just aren’t as shopping savvy as their female counterparts. They often return with the wrong products, some stale, others totally wrong. What if there was an app that could analyze freshness from a picture taken on the phone? It could rate the food using several factoring boxes. If all the ‘fresh’ factor boxes were checked, the guy would know it was OK to buy it.
If these app ideas are implemented by making mobile apps based on the ideas, the community will benefit immensely from it. Moreover, the Australian business or the individual who invests in getting this app developed by app developers will also earn profit as consumers will buy the app.
Author Bio: Sushrut Padhye is a computer engineer and an MBA from Deakin University who lives in Melbourne. He is a former ping pong champion who has designed several innovative websites in the past. He currently works as an app developer for an app development melbourne company.