Top 3 Free Startup Ideas
Hi everyone, I'm the worst in the world for having an idea and diving straight into coding it. After a couple of weeks, this great idea morphs into a waste of time in my head, I lose momentum and around that time another great idea will come. Then all attention swaps to that... ad Infinitum. I know this is bad and backward and I'm trying to change!
I thought I'd share 10 ideas and it'd be great to get some feedback.
Work-life balance productivity app. Like a (yet another) todo list, only it categorises tasks so you can account for your time based on work and life.
A vaguer todoist type app. Where todoist has you log things like "dentist appointment next Monday", or "Payday every Friday", this would be "Try to learn yoga on Friday afternoon". It is not a todo list but a try to-do list I suppose.
Plan a trip app based on the weather in the area. Say you have a week stay somewhere, the app could give you a forecast overview and general advice to start with. Say something like "You better make the most of the weather and get to the beach today or tomorrow... Here are some recommendations". Then on a day-to-day basis give recommendations based on local forecasts to avoid the rain.
The best chance for stargazing in your area app or webapp. It can take into account weather, moon phase, sunset times, time of year, location, dark sky level in your area. You'll be alerted when there's a good chance to see stars.
Weather assertion API. This is an API that doesn't give you any weather forecast, it just gives you either a yes or no (true/false) answer. So you could hit it with questions like "Will there be a 60% chance or greater of snow in Liverpool within the next 3 hours". You get back true or false to use in an app or monitoring system.
Weather notification service that links into the above API. You can create these questions and get alerts or webhooks called.
An online workplace reward system that is fun. It could be based around slack or email. You have nominations, votes and weekly rewards. The rewards could be things like deciding what lunch the office has delivered, where after-work drinks are etc.
A contemporary content checker for websites. As we know large websites can quickly become out of date. Rather than relying on the built-in content manager for the website, this service could be done externally. So, The system has contacts for who is responsible for the sections of the website. The system crawls the website and looks for things that look out of date or haven't changed for a while. Say old dates, people and their roles in an organisation (that change often). It can then email the contact with a simple question of "Is this content still correct". The contact can then just reply "yes" and the system is happy. If it isn't they reply "no" and it is flagged as work to be done. A notice could even be added to the content that it may be out of date. As a secondary service, it could also scan for broken links, spelling errors etc.
Incoming sales email validator. Maybe a chrome plugin. When the email arrives in the inbox it could be ranked based on things like "is this from a Hotmail account or a business account", If it is a business account rank that business based on size. It could label emails as existing customers, new customers etc.
Collaborative Idea validation for startups and makers webapp. Use the system to store your ideas and use built-in tools to validate them. Share the ideas to get feedback from others.
Right, I'll leave it there! I might post another 10 soon.