Someone needs to build a PC/Mac program that allows people to easily build scripted adventure games for the iPhone. Simple as that.. you don’t need me to expand on this one do you?
It would be really nice to organize the layout of my apps on my iPhone using some kind of interface on my computer (perhaps in iTunes). How about a whole virtual iPhone that gives me mouse and text input for my apps, etc.
Google, (or Bing) or some new competitor should immediately implement this idea: I want to have a search engine (with map) where I simply enter in a menu item, or other consumable, and the engine tells me where I can buy it near my current location. “where can I buy flip-flops?”, “where can I eat cous-cous?”, etc. Of course they can add ratings and put in ads or whatever, but the key here is that a consumer from their pc (or smart phone) can simply enter in what they want and then get the nearest place to consume it.
This can be done in a number of ways, but my idea is to come up with a standard XML format that vendors can submit. a web GUI could be setup as well for them.
Problems include verification of items so we don’t have a bait and swtich situation. Perhaps they could add user ratings and verification.. the possibilities are endless.
Often when I go to Wendy’s or some other fast food place there will be something I didn’t like about the experience. Maybe the service was bad or the food cold, etc. What I was thinking was making an app for the iPhone called ‘Complainer’ that had a directory of hundreds of businesses in it arranged by category . What you would do when you had an issue somewhere would be to find the store in the directory, and click ‘complain’. You would then get a page with a text box for your complaint (plus some store specific data entry boxes like ‘store number’, ‘address’, etc.). You simply fill it in, press ‘send’ and a complaint email from you (with your contact info, etc) is sent to the appropriate place for that business. Simple and quick.