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  1. inside man 55's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I love Windows Phone 8. I know there are apps, ideas, and things that could make it better. I have a few app ideas of my own. What I would like to propose is something like KickStarter, except for Windows Phone 8 apps. I am tentatively calling it WiPoStarter, but I am open to new and better names.

    If you have ever played Godville the following will seem familiar.

    Stage 1
    1) Users submit ideas for apps.
    2) There is 48 hours for members of WiPoStarter to vote on apps that interest them,1 vote per app. (There is an exception that I will mention later). Any one can become a member for free.
    3) Any app idea receiving at least 40% positive votes goes onto the next stage.

    Enhancement Room

    Ideas that pass through Stage 1 get to the Enhancement Room. Those that have had 5 app ideas approved for app funding are allowed to vote for ideas with a vote of 1. Only positive votes are allowed. These super users can also modify the ideas and add comments.In stage one they get 3 positive votes / 1 negative vote per idea.

    Developers - revised 10/3/2013

    Revised idea
    Developers bid on a well received app for time to complete, cost, and features. The original app idea creator will work with the developer of his choice. If the app creator does not have the funds or interest wipostarter will step in to advance the project to the next step.

    Original thought
    Ideas that receive a good number of positive votes go up to the developers.They choose which ideas they like the best and decide how long it will take to complete. The development team works with the original idea creator to come up with how the app works and looks.

    Funding Team

    The Developers tell the Funding Team how much money they need to finish the app. The Funding Team either goes to Lending Club to get money through debt financing or gets money through equity contributions. The Funding Team works with the original idea creator to work out a profit and loss split.

    That's all I have so far. I really think it could be a billion dollar idea. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts and if this is the right place to have the discussion. Details are fuzzy on a lot of things so if you have ideas on certain topics please add them to the discussion.

    Thanks for reading! I really hope this thread kicks off.
    Last edited by inside man 55; 03-10-2013 at 11:34 AM.
    02-27-2013 09:35 PM
  2. inside man 55's Avatar
    No one has responded to my idea...too bad I think this thread can be closed. Thanks.
    03-05-2013 12:43 PM
  3. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    This is a hidden gem! Great idea! I'm not going to close this thread as it is a very good idea that didn't get the chance yet to see its potential.
    inside man 55 likes this.
    03-05-2013 01:12 PM
  4. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Hi! I think that's a great idea!!!! I would love to participate in that WiPoStarter as a voter!!!!!!

    Please don't close this thread...give it time and I think people will respond to it!
    inside man 55 likes this.
    03-05-2013 01:22 PM
  5. inside man 55's Avatar
    Thanks to you both! We can keep it open for now.
    03-05-2013 01:35 PM
  6. inside man 55's Avatar
    This project needs the following:

    Developers
    Users
    Ideas

    I don't have the first two. I do have the second. Here are apps I would like to see made.

    1) what's in my fridge? Sometimes I have no clue. I have three opened containers of sour cream.

    2) what's in my pantry? A little better but not much.

    3) warranty tracker - I have no clue when I bought stuff, who to contact, when it expires, where receipts are, sometimes I have to check the included warranty paperwork = messy

    4) Automatic credit card tracker - if you have automatic payments made on your credit cards updating each one when your credit card expires is a real pain. Dealing with that now. Excel is not the answer.

    Thoughts?
    Laura Knotek and Adorath like this.
    03-07-2013 07:27 AM
  7. Adorath's Avatar
    Great idea! I don't think there are enough users, but why not give it a try. I'm kind of studying app dev. so I would try to make sth. like your 3. Idea :) it's great!
    inside man 55 likes this.
    03-10-2013 10:12 AM
  8. inside man 55's Avatar
    Great idea! I don't think there are enough users, but why not give it a try. I'm kind of studying app dev. so I would try to make sth. like your 3. Idea :) it's great!
    Thanks for posting! Feel free to make it, I feel there is a shortage of apps to help in our personal, non-mobile life. :) And I truly believe once people see the power of this idea people will flock to the platform.
    Last edited by inside man 55; 03-10-2013 at 12:32 PM.
    03-10-2013 11:29 AM
  9. inside man 55's Avatar
    Here is idea #5 and #6...5) wipostarter why can't this be an app? Would be amazing, use the power of the app store to get new users to create and vote on ideas 6) Hybrid vs. Gasoline powered car comparison, some automotive places have it, but I have not seen an app do it, with metro theming for the buttons and minimal programming I think the app would be very useful for those looking to compare hybrid cost and mileage vs. a traditional car
    03-10-2013 12:31 PM
  10. Adorath's Avatar
    I think you should build the website first. Afterwards it's much easier to put it into an app. I will do some concepts tomorrow. Can you do some as well? Would be nice to have more ideas! Hopefully we can get more people onboard :) I'm excited!
    03-10-2013 12:37 PM
  11. inside man 55's Avatar
    I think you should build the website first. Afterwards it's much easier to put it into an app. I will do some concepts tomorrow. Can you do some as well? Would be nice to have more ideas! Hopefully we can get more people onboard :) I'm excited!
    Great idea on the website! I am not the best graphical person but I love your enthusiasm! I will see what I can come up with it. More people would be better, they will come. Lol great :)
    03-10-2013 01:54 PM
  12. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Great idea on the website! I am not the best graphical person but I love your enthusiasm! I will see what I can come up with it. More people would be better, they will come. Lol great :)
    Unfortunately, I am not the best at Web Development. Maybe ask around for a web developer? I'm sure there'll be someone here who can do it well.
    03-10-2013 03:58 PM
  13. inside man 55's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I am not the best at Web Development. Maybe ask around for a web developer? I'm sure there'll be someone here who can do it well.
    Great idea! There must be someone, now to go find them. :)
    03-10-2013 04:55 PM
  14. Adorath's Avatar
    I had no time for it today... Maybe tomorrow. :)
    03-11-2013 06:00 PM
  15. inside man 55's Avatar
    No worries, I am thinking of what needs to be done and it is more involved than what I thought. As a first stab at it I really like what Jay has done using the WPCentral app. No tabs...just squares. Brit + Co. has a nice app too. I want to make the website touch friendly. Sending you a private message.
    03-11-2013 07:23 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    4) Automatic credit card tracker - if you have automatic payments made on your credit cards updating each one when your credit card expires is a real pain. Dealing with that now. Excel is not the answer.

    Thoughts?
    I like this idea. I wouldn't use any of the others, but this is one I'd definitely be interested in.
    03-11-2013 07:54 PM
  17. inside man 55's Avatar
    Thanks Laura, #4 drives me crazy : )

    The beauty of apps is they target a certain demographic, as long as there enough people that find something useful some enterprising person someplace will find a way to make it happen.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/dev...postarter.html

    I have taken your advice and started the above thread. Still a lot of work but I am loving it. : )
    Laura Knotek and Adorath like this.
    03-11-2013 08:07 PM
  18. rimlover's Avatar
    This project needs the following:

    Developers
    Users
    Ideas

    I don't have the first two. I do have the second. Here are apps I would like to see made.

    1) what's in my fridge? Sometimes I have no clue. I have three opened containers of sour cream.

    2) what's in my pantry? A little better but not much.

    3) warranty tracker - I have no clue when I bought stuff, who to contact, when it expires, where receipts are, sometimes I have to check the included warranty paperwork = messy

    4) Automatic credit card tracker - if you have automatic payments made on your credit cards updating each one when your credit card expires is a real pain. Dealing with that now. Excel is not the answer.

    Thoughts?
    #4 would never work because of security reasons. i'm not a fan of the other ones except i do love the idea of number 5.
    03-12-2013 07:20 PM
  19. inside man 55's Avatar
    #4 would never work because of security reasons. i'm not a fan of the other ones except i do love the idea of number 5.
    Thank you for your feedback. Why don't you join us on the dev thread regarding #5? Adorath has made some sketches of what wipostarter will look like.

    Even if #4 allowed you to enter the card manually and where it was used that would be a win.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-12-2013 08:55 PM
  20. rimlover's Avatar
    Thank you for your feedback. Why don't you join us on the dev thread regarding #5? Adorath has made some sketches of what wipostarter will look like.

    Even if #4 allowed you to enter the card manually and where it was used that would be a win.
    oh, where is the thread?
    03-12-2013 09:39 PM
  21. inside man 55's Avatar
    oh, where is the thread?
    Sorry, it was in a previous post above you. Look here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/dev...postarter.html

    Both this and that thread are active, this more on the idea, and that on implementation.
    03-13-2013 07:04 AM
  22. inside man 55's Avatar
    I must be dense, I just saw the kickstarter home page for the first time. If you are interested in wipostarter I will have something up on kickstarter soon. Let us see how it goes.
    03-22-2013 09:47 PM

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