What about an app that summarizes news?

by sdlive
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WHat u guys think
  • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
    I literally have one on my iPhone and use it every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author agc
    You mean compete with News Republic, AppyGeek and Flipboard?

    I'm assuming the $5 to $10 million required to pay the staff, build the app, administer the data and the publisher relationships, and market the app is not a problem?

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    ok just checking.. Funny one time i told a friend that, he said, he wouldn't find it useful and said not a good idea. THen i told him,, guess what, some kid made one and sold for 30 million
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    As this is the second thread you've started asking what people think of app ideas, we can only deduce you're wanting to start an app development business.

    So far the two ideas you've had are already out there in one form or another. You'll have to come up with something far more original.
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      The news headlines is already in thousands of apps and sites. The market is saturated. I'm out.
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  • Profile picture of the author agc
    And seriously.... I develop high performance full stack data driven software with highly polished and functional use cases for a living. I model data, I model user interactions, and I build every thing I need in between.

    This is what I do every day, and I'm pretty good at it.

    And I'm sure there are at least a few dozen more just like me lurking around here looking for ideas and inspiration.

    You ask me what I think of some truly brilliant original app idea in a public forum.... I will guarantee you that I will have it polished, modeled, built, and published before you can even spell iOS.

    Oh, and I won't reply to your thread to tell you what I think of it.
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  • I miss Taptu is all I know.

    That app dripped me news like I wanted it drippin' — not that I read any of it.
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    dayam, bunch of aholes here
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    • Profile picture of the author Midnight Oil
      Originally Posted by sdlive View Post

      dayam, bunch of aholes here
      You ask what people think about your ideas, but then get upset because they tell you? So you really just want people to tell you how awesome those ideas are, right?

      Okay . . .

      Great idea! Please spend a lot of time and money working it out and marketing it. It will be awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author agc
      Originally Posted by sdlive View Post

      dayam, bunch of aholes here
      IF I was an ahole, THEN I wouldn't tell you any of this. I would just encourage you to keep feeding me free ideas until you maybe actually have a good one.

      You should maybe show a little appreciation for the insight that has been shared with you. For Free.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by sdlive View Post

      dayam, bunch of aholes here
      Yea, you guys suck!
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    You ask for our advice, then when we give it to you, you call us aholes.

    How about building an app that provides tips on how to win friends and influence people? You seem to have those skills already, you just need to put in an app.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Cool, you're going to invent Google News.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Cool, you're going to invent Google News.
      Nah, he's just invented RSS feeds.
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Cool, you're going to invent Google News.
      Well, he'll have plenty of time to develop his app now he won't be hanging around here anymore.
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  • Originally Posted by sdlive View Post

    WHat u guys think
    Hey -- it was a kinda open question, so you got some kinda open answers.

    You invited evryone to think anythin' -- which they did.

    Say more, an' frame your appeal more specifically an' generously, an' you mighta done better.

    Callin' us all Aholes by reply #9 jus' demonstrates impatience.

    Even Aholes don't want two fingers this early.
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