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[quote name='hustlerinc' timestamp='1343880858' post='4965393']
If someone has an idea actually worth making they won't just give it to you.
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Not absolutely true. Yes I have no doubt that some people will be quite unwilling to share or gift ideas for apps in the belief (rightly or wrongly) that they will make it themselves or somehow profit by the "idea" (though the "how they will do it" has probably frozen many ideas from becoming a reality).

But I have no doubt that there also people whom are quite willing to throw out ideas with no regard to personal enrichment beyond that of possibly seeing an app idea of theirs made into reality.

And the only app I have ever felt like having is an app that warned me of people I did not want to meet or alternatively did want to meet being in the same immediate geographical area as myself and the optional map associated with it to enable avoidance/meeting. However not really being a user of apps and having a mobile phone only as a necessity for work-related issues, I have no idea whether even such a thing exists. Edited by Stormynature
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Not sure how difficult this would be, but an app that lets the user play Risk (or something similar) using their surroundings as the board.
You could use google maps to find nearby cities (use those as territories) and major roads (those link the territories)
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Perhaps an RPG-style ARG (augmented reality game, not alternate reality game) which encourages people of all levels and possibly of multiple worldwide locations.
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[quote name='ShawnCowles' timestamp='1343912870' post='4965513']
Not sure how difficult this would be, but an app that lets the user play Risk (or something similar) using their surroundings as the board.
You could use google maps to find nearby cities (use those as territories) and major roads (those link the territories)
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That would be so awesome :)
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[quote name='CulDeVu' timestamp='1343920992' post='4965552']
[quote name='ShawnCowles' timestamp='1343912870' post='4965513']
Not sure how difficult this would be, but an app that lets the user play Risk (or something similar) using their surroundings as the board.
You could use google maps to find nearby cities (use those as territories) and major roads (those link the territories)
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That would be so awesome [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
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This has been done, and [url="http://games.slashdot.org/story/05/12/04/145224/risk-on-google-maps-shut-down"]shut down by Hasbro[/url].

A spin-off of this and monopoly called The Great Land Grab is available for android and iphone devices. Haven't played it myself, but it's kind of like monopoly where you buy land, but to buy it you have to have been there before. Which takes a game into real life travelling.

I'm sure you can create a game [b]like [/b]risk but be careful to not get too similar, because you will get sued. The Google maps API is easy to use. Maybe take The Great Land Grab with it's location based owning, and adding troops to fight against nearby players to take their territory. The place you spend the most time becomes sort of a headquarters and increases the moral of the troops. Edited by hustlerinc
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[quote name='Stormynature' timestamp='1343883646' post='4965400']
[quote name='hustlerinc' timestamp='1343880858' post='4965393']
If someone has an idea actually worth making they won't just give it to you.
[/quote]

Not absolutely true. Yes I have no doubt that some people will be quite unwilling to share or gift ideas for apps in the belief (rightly or wrongly) that they will make it themselves or somehow profit by the "idea" (though the "how they will do it" has probably frozen many ideas from becoming a reality).

But I have no doubt that there also people whom are quite willing to throw out ideas with no regard to personal enrichment beyond that of possibly seeing an app idea of theirs made into reality.

And the only app I have ever felt like having is an app that warned me of people I did not want to meet or alternatively did want to meet being in the same immediate geographical area as myself and the optional map associated with it to enable avoidance/meeting. However not really being a user of apps and having a mobile phone only as a necessity for work-related issues, I have no idea whether even such a thing exists.
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Yeah you're right about that, but I thought more of like the "next Angry Birds" or something in that fashion. Based on how all his previous projects have failed he seems to be looking for something that makes him money.

I also like your idea for an app, but this would mean the person you don't want to meet has the same app, with GPS location turned on. Needs to somehow use facebook and be really big to work. Another one would be alerting when someone you do want to meet is within a 1km radius, but this also requires GPS location being constantly on and feeding the app, which drains battery. Edited by hustlerinc
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How about a snow ap. You run your ap on a 3d model, and it runs a snow simulator on it, and outputs a model with snow. For example, you load in a house, and you get a house with snow mounded up along the edges, and snow on the roof, and crowning the windows, etc. You give it a wind speed and a snow fall amount, and it decorates your models with snow.

Or do you mean a cell phone "theres an ap for that" style ap? How about a tag game, where if the 'it' phone gets within x feet of a 'not it' phone, it's a tag. Edited by Oolala
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