App idea, who to contact

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Sweetbike40, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    If i have an Application idea, who would i contact? I have no idea how to make these.

    (not looking for how to make the app, but who to give the idea to and get credit for it)
     
  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Here is a good start.

    Remember though. Ideas are next to worthless and the real work has yet to be done.
     
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  5. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    if he is smart enough to come up with a selling idea, i hope he is not dumb enough to tell you what it is without getting a copyright first....

    dude if you really have a good idea make sure you take the proper steps to protect it before you go calling/emailing developers. otherwise they can just steal your idea and rake in the dough
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    What is this? Some sort of get rich quick scheme? What do you care more about? Making a good program, or making money? My god, what has this world come to? :rolleyes:
     
  7. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    ummm lets see....MONEY! last time I check you need money to live and that would make it #1 on my list. No money=no food for my family and no toys for me.

    If you have a really good idea you should patent it and publish it. if it is good enough charge for it and get whats yours! the world revolves around money so make it!:cool:
     
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing you are not in the software business are you?

    ...and you can not copyright an idea FYI.
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

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    Please, you act like his life is at the stake of this app's success in the AppStore.

    Get real. :rolleyes:
     
  10. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree. A good idea is (at least) half the challenge. I've seen too many projects and applications that were developed flawlessly and meticulously with a fantastic design and code. But when they implement a bad idea, the end result is worthless and everyone wasted their time and money.

    Of course, an idea is not enough. And (as a professional SW Engineer) I understand that a good design and implementation is crucial and very difficult. But the idea is what drives everything. Without a good, fleshed-out idea, you are never going to have a good app.

    If the idea is a solution to a real problem then you've got something golden. Too many apps have cool features but don't solve any problems or only solve them partially.
     
  11. Sweetbike40 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you everyone for your ideas and suggestions. I'm not expecting to get rich from it, just wouldn't want to give my idea away and see someone else get rich from it!! :)
    I understand the real work is in creating it, i'd just like credit of some kind is all.
     
  12. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I was going from the baseline of the idea was a good one and was marketable.
     
  13. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if I got the wrong impression from your post.

    I work in R&D and I see too many smart people that think cool/innovative features will sell and completely forget about the problem being solved.
     
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    A good idea is 10% of a final project. For example, just saying "I want a baseball stats app" is stupid. Creating and executing the correct implementation is the biggest factor.
     
  16. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I partially agree. Just saying "I want a baseball stats app" is a pseudo-random firing of neurons that makes him happy. But when I say an "idea", what I really mean is an idea of a solution to a real problem. Such as, "a baseball stats app that makes the game interesting because I can change the Network TV Camera view with my iPhone's accelerometer." That's solving a very big problem :rolleyes:.

    I think that the fully-fleshed out "solution idea" is about 50% and the proper execution is also 50% (because you need to deliver on your idea).

    But I mostly agree with you -- I think we're in violent agreement.
     
  17. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    im not going to even argue this anymore. you are right money is not important so lets all just create something great and give it away for free. there you win
     
  18. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If you aren't going to give out what the idea is (and I can respect that), then at least tell us what genre of an app that it would fall into. At least then we can help out a little more by pointing to certain developers and such. You wouldn't want to be sent to a game developer if it wasn't a game.
     
  19. MathiasMag macrumors member

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    It may be 10% of the work, but it may also be 98% of the value. Do you think the guy who invented gmail got his bonus (enough that he retired) for the idea and vision or for the lines of code he wrote to implement? I'm pretty sure he'd have gotten the same bonus even if he had not written any of the code (not sure he did), but just writing high quality code without the vision would probably just have gotten him a nice developer lead position on his next assignment
     
  20. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like you want to learn the idea so you can steal it. Just saying.
     

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