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  1. inside man 55's Avatar
    Hello devs,

    I am looking for a web designer for a brand new website and then on to a windows phone app. Nothing is final yet, in fact it is just beginning. Laura (lak611) asked me to post here.

    Here is the website in a nutshell. Users submit app ideas, other users vote on it, highly rated apps are made better, then developers bid to make the app. The developer then works with the app creator to design the app in a way that works smooth and will sell. If the app is good but no developer is willing the company will work with the app creator and hire a developer to make the app.

    Multiple options exist from the company funding the app 100% to the developer / app creator splitting costs and profits.

    It is a way to match people who may have good ideas but not much technical background with those who are tech savvy but don't know what the marketplace wants. I call it wipostarter, short for Windows Phone App Starter, similar to KickStarter. It also allows normal people to benefit from apps financially and creatively.

    Let the market sort out which idea is killer. Capitalism at work.

    Please contact me on this thread, through private message or on twitter at inside_man_55.

    Laura Knotek, Adorath and Mr.Nuron like this.
    03-11-2013 08:41 PM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I can look into designing a basic framework for the app, including a user interface, but as for the nitty griity and making the app work, this will require a more experienced developer.
    03-11-2013 09:07 PM
  3. inside man 55's Avatar
    Terrific thanks Paladin, I have an idea what I want to do, similar to what Jay has done with the wpcentral app. I will draw a mockup and send it to you. The user interface is the hardest part to get right in my mind.
    03-11-2013 09:09 PM
  4. Adorath's Avatar
    How about using LiquidFeedback?

    LiquidFeedback - Interactive Democracy
    03-12-2013 05:50 AM
  5. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    How about using LiquidFeedback?

    *LiquidFeedback - Interactive Democracy
    How easy would it be to get that onto a Windows Phone though?
    03-12-2013 07:44 AM
  6. inside man 55's Avatar
    How about using LiquidFeedback?

    *LiquidFeedback - Interactive Democracy
    Interesting idea, they have a twitter account, sounds very similar to what we need, they have a Twitter account I am going to contact them. Nice find!
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    03-12-2013 08:35 AM
  7. Adorath's Avatar

    I just played around a Little...?!
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    03-12-2013 02:25 PM
  8. inside man 55's Avatar
    I like it! A great starting point. I will have my sketches soon, I keep getting new ideas. :)
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    03-12-2013 03:03 PM
  9. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Great starting point. I'll work on a phone interface in the next few days.
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    03-13-2013 05:31 AM
  10. inside man 55's Avatar
    Great starting point. I'll work on a phone interface in the next few days.
    Thanks Paladin! If you are able to add in squares (like the wpcentral app) for idea room, enhancement room, auction room, and help for the home page.

    In my mind, the idea room will have squares for home, enhancement room, auction room, help.

    Similarly, in my sketch, enhancement room will have home, idea room, auction room, help, and so on for the rest of the rooms.

    I also like the idea of the forums, perhaps using Disqus.

    I am open to new ideas, I don't want anyone to think I am dictating, I want to see all the ideas and choose the best. For some reason, I am more excited about this idea than my job.
    Last edited by inside man 55; 03-13-2013 at 03:09 PM.
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    03-13-2013 02:59 PM
  11. inside man 55's Avatar
    Thought I would share this with everyone.

    People often ask me how best to start developing for Windows Phone, I'm going to start answering: Nokia developer wiki, excellent resource
    03-17-2013 11:41 AM
  12. inside man 55's Avatar
    Well, I have started the KickStarter project, still working out the details. Don't know how much I'll need to create an app or how long it will take. I don't know what rewards to give either. Any ideas? Has anyone done this before?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-03-2013 10:47 PM
  13. inside man 55's Avatar
    What features would everyone like to see in the app? I want to segregate them out into versions so people contributing know what to expect.

    Here are some ideas:

    1) Forums
    2) List of app ideas by user, time remaining, popularity, and app idea name (similar to the people hub)
    3) Funding for highly rated apps
    4) Various in app medals for different amounts of participation
    5) Windows 8 app section
    6) Liquid Daffodil Notification Center
    7) Paid vs. Ad Free?

    Thanks for looking everyone. Thank you Laura, Paladin, and Adorath for the support. : )
    04-04-2013 08:39 AM