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Topic # 191390 2-Feb-2016 22:20
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I've been trying to come up with an idea for an app that i could work on in my spare time, hopefully leading to some income on the side.

 

Just wanted to run this past you guys for validation.

 

I haven't seen any find a tradie apps on either iOs or Android platform so I'm thinking this could be it. There are websites like builderscrack but no native mobile apps.

 

What do you guys think? Would you use such an app?

 

 

 

Some features could include:

 

- being able to upload photos or videos of what needs to be done.

 

- all job and communication history would be available forever

 

- tradies would rate customers and vice versa

 

 

 

You could monetize it by taking a success fee or something along those lines.

 

 

 

thoughts?!?


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  Reply # 1483980 2-Feb-2016 22:46
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There was something similar called The Tether App that won the microsoft imagine cup in NZ. Not sure what's happening with it, the website is down currently.

 

 

 

Basically it used Facebook to link people who want something done with the people who can do it, it used friends of friends as a way of having more trusted people rather than just strangers


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Freitas has posted before as I have been curious also, From memory it came down to people just use the mobile version of the site rather than spending money in developing an app. I'm sure if you were willing to donate some time to help create one he might be willing to reconsider. Either way it comes down to his call. I'd love to get an app though for the site. 





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  Reply # 1483994 2-Feb-2016 23:13
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FlameBeard:

 

Freitas has posted before as I have been curious also, From memory it came down to people just use the mobile version of the site rather than spending money in developing an app. I'm sure if you were willing to donate some time to help create one he might be willing to reconsider. Either way it comes down to his call. I'd love to get an app though for the site. 

 

 

OP wants to make an app for hiring Tradies, what does Freitasm have to do with it?

 

 

 

Edit: FWIW, that sounds like a good idea for an app. 


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  Reply # 1484002 2-Feb-2016 23:39
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I think Flamebeard is talking about a Geekzone app - I recommend reading the topic again ;)

 

 







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  Reply # 1484156 3-Feb-2016 09:43
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I am currently playing with NativeScript so I wouldn't mind doing a mobile app for geekzone to help me learn the framework.  I'd need access to the APIs and some ideas regarding preferred layouts to make a start.

 

What do you think Freitasm?

 

 


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  Reply # 1484172 3-Feb-2016 10:00
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The idea as such is not entirely new, in the sense that the concept already exists - nocowboys and builders crack, so even if you had to get it up and running getting actual people to download and use it ( plus the whole fact of getting tradies on board in the first place ) is a big ask.

 

 

 

 

 

so why not just go to existing sites, and team up with them and help them build a mobile app. 

 

 

 

 

 

you could be a freelancer and it would be a ongoing project.

 

 

 

 

 

OR you could come up with a completely new never ever existed idea and then create a app, which would actually solve a problem

 

 

 

 

 

my 2 cents




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  Reply # 1484281 3-Feb-2016 12:21
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I agree sep11guy... there is a lot of legwork required.  Coming up with a completely new idea is where I'm stuck :)

 

thanks for your 2c

 

 


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  Reply # 1484294 3-Feb-2016 12:52
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How about a mobile app that uses random verbs and nouns to generate new ideas for a mobile app.

 

 


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  Reply # 1506446 5-Mar-2016 13:09
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roobarb:

 

How about a mobile app that uses random verbs and nouns to generate new ideas for a mobile app.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL, that's actually a good idea.


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A golf app that uses the Apple watch and some logic to determine you have hit the ball, use the GPS to determine how far and add the strokes.

 

There are apps but they require user input, which is annoying on the coarse.

 

I can help with the logic to use to determine an actual practice swing from a hit etc.

 

I'll buy that app!


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  Reply # 1518111 23-Mar-2016 08:10
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I have lots of ideas for apps, but mostly they are just reworking existing apps that don't work the way I want them to!


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  Reply # 1518246 23-Mar-2016 10:55
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dickytim:

 

A golf app that uses the Apple watch and some logic to determine you have hit the ball, use the GPS to determine how far and add the strokes.

 

There are apps but they require user input, which is annoying on the coarse.

 

I can help with the logic to use to determine an actual practice swing from a hit etc.

 

I'll buy that app!

 

 

 

 

Cool concept; from a developmental point of view I would like to know how you can determine a hit from a miss/practice hit?  Sure driving might be clear, even then amateurs miss hit but still have "real shot" as far as accelerometers/gyro go.  Then other hits like chips and puts would be near impossible to distinguish between.  Even if you used the microphone of the phone/watch (battery drain constantly listening) these can be such gentle shots they dont register, add it environmental factors.. I think its probably going to be too unreliable.


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Maybe you could build something like fiverr.


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A golf app that uses the Apple watch and some logic to determine you have hit the ball, use the GPS to determine how far and add the strokes.


There are apps but they require user input, which is annoying on the coarse.


I can help with the logic to use to determine an actual practice swing from a hit etc.


I'll buy that app!



 


Cool concept; from a developmental point of view I would like to know how you can determine a hit from a miss/practice hit?  Sure driving might be clear, even then amateurs miss hit but still have "real shot" as far as accelerometers/gyro go.  Then other hits like chips and puts would be near impossible to distinguish between.  Even if you used the microphone of the phone/watch (battery drain constantly listening) these can be such gentle shots they dont register, add it environmental factors.. I think its probably going to be too unreliable.



There would need to be movement, sound then moving off the point the swing was taken by a certain distance. Then a back up where you could change a stroke up or down as needed.

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  Reply # 1568699 9-Jun-2016 14:23
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I think an app for tradies would be great. But I think the problem is that tradies are bad a organising themselves so the market is companies that employ tradies so they can manage them easier. Probably not tradies themselves. 

 

As far as original ideas goes, the newest market is apps which help communities connect like Neighbourly. 

 

If you want to float my boat create an app that combines the functionality of Wanderlist, Evernote and calendar. But, and this is the hard part, does it well. 

 

Can't wait to see what you make. 





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