iPhone Ideas Site

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  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Is there such thing? If not is it worth creating one?
     
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    You're talking about a site dedicated to ideas for iPhone apps, correct? I haven't heard of one; although I've seen threads here with suggestions for apps. It's probably not worth creating a site due to the headaches of intellectual property ownership issues.
     
  3. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could say in the T&C that any ideas submitted are available to everyone and if you don't want your idea to be taken, don;t submit it. There are far more people out there that have ideas and can't make them than people who can make applications. People who own an iPhone are more likely going to want their idea made so they can use it rather than wanting some sort of financial reward for using it.
     
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    Perhaps. You'll probably want an IP lawyer to review those terms so that you don't end up liable in some way.
     
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  7. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I take it I'll have to pay for that, I think I'll give it a miss.
     
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    "It" being?... The website? Or the IP lawyer?...
     
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    Most non-developers:

    - don't know what APIs are available (and suggest stuff that that a stock OS iPhone simply can't do).

    - don't know the SDK rules (and suggest stuff that would violate the developer agreements).

    - don't know what would be too hard to create (some video games require a team of a dozen devs and artists, or more, working for many many months. Do you have the money to pay that many people a decent and competitive wage?)

    - don't know enough marketing to know what would sell to enough other people (there are lots of cute apps at the bottom of their categories, did the dev even make back his/her $99?)

    - suggest stuff that's already in the store, but they just haven't found yet.

    Many of the few good ideas left is stuff that other devs are already working on.

    And then there's stuff that would only be good if you could get it into the App store first. If you read about it on a web site, you're probably already too late to start.


    ymmv.
     
  11. jacekartymiak macrumors newbie

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    If you like dealing with people who think their ideas are unique and worth millions, go ahead. I would say it is a waste of time and money. People with good ideas will find a way to implement them and won't want to share them.
     
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  13. firewood macrumors 604

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    Sometimes idea. Sometimes implementation.

    Some of the first apps making annoying noises made a lot more money than some of the better implementations that came out a month later.

    And there are some very well implemented apps at the very bottom of the App store popularity listings.

    But the best idea is often one that everybody thinks is not even worth thinking about wasting the time to implement (until after someone else makes a mint doing it).
     
  14. Linkmobile macrumors newbie

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    Some ideas assume iphone app users are moron. then they implement this kind ideas and make money. what was proven?
     
  15. firewood macrumors 604

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    There's a famous quote attributed to P.T. Barnum about this very fact.

    However it often requires a brilliant insight to come up with a new way to legally relieve these people of their money. If it's an old way of taking their money, somebody's probably already beaten you to the punch.
     
  16. harisn9000 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Suggestion - OS

    Not sure if this is where this belongs, but stumbled across it through a search.

    So the suggestion is that Apple designs some safety around creating a new calendar entry (I think a contact works this way too) so that it isn't lost if you are distracted by a phone call or something else in the middle of creating it without saving it.

    Example, I've created a calendar entry before and was distracted before hitting the last "Save" button and realized later (because I missed the appt) that my calendar entry was lost. I think this has happened while creating a contact too.

    There should be an auto-temp-save with a prompt that comes back after you are finished with your call or after a period of time (like 30 mins) to remind you to save it or confirm deletion.

    Seems like a no-brainer, sort of like having the copy/paste feature that ISN'T THERE! Yeah, some things were overlooked in this phone, but I still wouldn't trade it in for anything else! :rolleyes:
     
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    Probably not the correct thread. Anyways, I would just submit this suggestion/bug as feedback to Apple.
     
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