these are future projects. Some I have just thought of and some I am actually planning to do at some point. over time, reassesing them I can see some are unlikely to happen, either due to not interested anymore, or other tools have made them redundant.
If you are interested in assisting in implementing any of these idea, then let me know. The more the merrier. I can easily move codebase to GitHub/BitBucket, etc. Or even in some cases let you take full control.
If you have done something similar, then let me know. Maybe I am reinventing the flat wheel, or we can join forces.
|Snapper||A one page site. Consisting of photos only. Think if the million dollar homepage merged with Twitter. The huge canvas would be zoomable so that you can eventually make out what the photo(s) are of. Photos could only be posted via mms and maybe webcam tools, so more personal and recent. Could possibly be 3d (not stereoscopic) but z layered with more recent on top. Some clever algorithm to place related photos closer together. Google maps/earth -esque on demand loading of the photos and gradully more details. Revenue model is trickier. :0 Maybe small ads in the corner of every photo that can only be seen once "very close" to the photo. UI & UX need to be slick, clean and do one thing well. Technology: probably html5, jquery/coffeescript, json on the client site. And whatever chosen on the server side, probably play, nosql, heroku.||keen||high||maybe|
|BuyNow (or SnapUp)||
Use Kelko, Froogle, PriceRunner, Amazon etc
to find prices for a product.
Customers set the max price they would buy the product for.
If price goes under said amount then buy it.
E.g if iPad 2 64bit Wifi costs at least £549 according to price matchers, the customer might say if goes under £400 he would buy it.Initially price update searches (while registered users are low) can by manual job at days interval, even outsourced. Then eventual automated and more instant. By "buy it" initially it can be just an email notification. In time it could be actual reservation. Allows tie ins with 3rd party shops and price matchers.
|PhotoGit||Photo sharing using git repositories to push photos, albums etc to share||interested||high||maybe|
|GpsAlarm||Simple mobile app that sound an alarm when you are in an area. E.g. to wake you up when you are about to pull into your train/tube/subway station. Probably Android/iPhone app initially with Rhodes/Ruby/CouchDB.||keen||low||good||source||bitbucket.org/flurdy/gpsalarm|
A github project.
collaborate and organising event ideas.
find out quickly who is up for:
|very keen||very high||maybe||source|
|Baby Crowd Monitor||
An application to monitor your baby/babies. Integrating video feeds from your baby monitor.
But to increase coverage time and enhance reaction time it can utilse crowdsourcing. You can add friends and family as co-monitors. You can enable anonymous co-monitors. And vice versa people can add you as a friend & monitor, or you can agree to anonymous monitor other people's babies.
Your main interface is then big feeds of your baby/babies. Then a few smaller feeds of your friends' & families' feeds. And then a few random anonymous feeds.
If you notice something worrying in the feeds from other people they can be alerted. Friends & families can be phoned, anonoymous can be alerted automatically via their monitoring webpage, email, sms, or perhaps an external alarm.
Via the website people can then praise your alarm, or tick you off for a false alarm. This scoring can be used to scale how many anonymous feeds you are allowed to monitor. It can be used to filter alarms or ban feed access below a certain praise level.
This project would need several modules.
This will of course never replace direct baby monitoring by the parent, People should not reply on only others to monitor and not do it themselves at anytime. This is only as an enhancement.
|WRU: where are you||A mashup of different location services. Extracting data from Latitude, FourSquare, Gowalla, Flickr, Twitter location, etc. Then display a list of your friends possible current location.||interested||high||maybe||github:||github.com/flurdy/WRU|
|Twalker||A twitter stalker. Follow people on twitter without them knowing. Agregate Twitter RSS into a standalone web app.||low||low||low|
|mailer||a common mail sender for my apps and websites. api with channel and page authentication, and common spam detections||keen||low||good||github:||github.com/flurdy/Mailer|
|Stuck & Duck||
Stuck on something,
share it by adding to Stuck & Duck.
Either directly or via twitter
with #s&d! as a trendword.
Then perhaps rubberduck explain it
and perhaps you solve the problem yourself then.
Or find others with similar problems.
Or find links to external sites with similar problems.
And always enter solutions for future people stuck on the same or similar issue.
|upto||collaborative event ideas and organising. find out quickly who is up for a beer this friday specifically or most fridays in general||very keen||very high||good||blog entry||what I would like to do if others are up for it|
A transaction middleman. Something similar to what they call escrow in the US.
|joke||joke repository / forge. publish jokes by forwarding email, online forms, photos, links, etc.||good||average||maybe||grid url||grid.flurdy.com/joke|
|MyPVR||a pvr orientated web site, based upon my own pvr, based on mythtv.||low||low||low||domain||mypvr.org|
|pool||carpooling framework, for subscription service to quick rent of cars, ala Oslo bilkollektiv etc.||interested||high||unlikely|
|grapemine||Collect social networking sites in one place. See friends/contacts network, Diary of changes etc||low||high||unlikely|
|golfgrid||statistics of golf rounds, am i still crap or getting better etc....||interested||low||maybe||grid url||grid.flurdy.com/golf|
|housegrid||smart house interface. using mrHouse or similar, integrating/ mashup of other services. or a House tips database.||low||medium||maybe||domain||bionichouse.com|
|ideagrid||Idea and innovation forum and database||interested||low||maybe||tool||IdeaTorrent|
|peoplegrid||online address db with e.g. link to postfix tables. birthday register, etc. todays plaxo, facebook, linkedin etc make it less appealing, however i still loose people's real post addresses.||low||low||unlikely|
|taskgrid||Integrate todo lists e.g. rmilk.com, bug / tasks e.g. Jira, calendars, e.g. google calendar, timesheets ....||somewhat||high||never|
|newsgrid||A news agregation webapp. Probably RSS and tailored per person. May use 3rd party tool. google news, RSS feeds etc have made this reduntant.||low||low||never|