Ok I am officially completely hopeless.
I’ve been racking my brain, looking at forums, Reddit, TechCrunch, all places that I might get some ideas for apps, and I’ve been completely blacked out.
Then, just doing the washing up, I remembered that my local city council has an initiative to make a lot of their collected data open. So I’m thinking of grabbing some of that open data and making some apps from it.
That will at least get me started on something useful, but I was wondering:
What “itch” do you need to scratch?
It would be nice to see a list of the things that people have an idea for, and maybe there could be collaboration on a set of apps that can be used as some sort of suite of community apps that newcomers to Meteor could browse, and fork if they felt that “scratched their itch”
I guess I’m coming from the point of view of the example apps “ToDos”, “Leaderboard” etc are great for showcasing certain aspects of the Meteor framework, but personally, I don’t need either of them. I get how they could be migrated to something else, but I’d really rather have a real-world problem to solve or offer.
For example, one of the data-sets that my local city council publishes is a list of public “amenities” - name, and lat/long. I think that could be a good thing to start with - an app (for mobile) that grabs your current geolocation, and places markers on a map that show you the amenities closest to you.
What other app ideas would you like to see / work on?
Thanks, and best regards