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Dreams of Windows Mobile App

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2012-03-11 16:40:24

The Situation


My roommate, Atrayu, is taking a programming class at Texas State in which he must create an app for Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, Atrayu is experiencing some "programmer's block" wherein he can't seem to come up with any ideas for apps.

The Mission


Come up with some ideas of awesome cell phone apps that Atrayu can program to get an A++ in his class.

Challenge accepted!


Here are some of the ideas I came up with to get Atrayu going on the right foot:

  1. A universal remote control. This one assumes that the phone has an infrared port. Of course it has does, what am I thinking.

  2. A new version of tetris where instead of blocks, math problems fall down and you have to arrange them in ways that create cold fusion like in the movie The Saint, with Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue.

  3. Pong. Only instead of knobs, you use the accelerometer to move the paddle back and forth. 

  4. An RSS reader that has social networking bundled in it so that you can connect to your friends and the things you share will automatically popup in their feeds. 

  5. A to-do app that not only keeps track of things to do, but rewards you for completing items on the list by giving you points. You can trade in points for badges that you put on your screen. You can also sell "badge codes" on ebay for real money and thereby create Asian sweat shops where teenagers are forced to sit all day checking things off in made-up todo lists in order to sell badge codes on ebay and make their overloads rich and powerful.

  6. A terminal emulator. But instead of a powerful terminal emulator, it emulates DOS 4.1. Call it DrewDOS-41.

  7. A love calculator. You enter in two names, and it outputs a compatibility percentage based on numerology and astrological projections (and a love analysis).

A good start, but he needs more ideas. Please post your ideas in the comments.