Archive for the ‘iPhone appication’ Category

iPhone app: Dance Coach 1.0

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Last weekend I saw a Latin band which plays salsa, cumbia, merengue, etc.  I like Latin music but am a horrible dancer.  Especially problematic are the hip movements.

It would be useful to have an iPhone app which does the following:

  • Hold your phone up to the music, and it will identify the style and tempo.  If that doesn’t work, you can manually choose the style, but the iPhone should be able to identify the style, i.e., cumbia, bachata, samba, etc.
  • Indicate if you’re male or female.
  • The app displays male, female, or both figures at once, and demonstrates the basic dance steps for the indicated style. There are a variety of options for changing the perspective, slowing down the step, etc.
  • There’s also a ‘clave’ mode which plays a simple tune with clave and shows the steps.

Smartphone App

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Mount a series of wireless cameras at significant points along major commute routes. Make a smartphone app that charges for access to realtime views from those cameras.

iPhone App

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I know that the iphone has a security feature where all your data can be set to be wiped if the user incorrectly attempts to log into the phone several times.

What about a third party app that makes your phone be annoying in the event it was stolen and someone was incorrectly attempting to access your phone.

Maybe on the third attempt it could say “sorry try again”. Then on the fourth attempt a fake home screen jpeg could be displayed, then when they try and select and app, it says, “Just messing with you. You don’t belong inside this phone. Give it back. Really, don’t be an ass, give me my phone back.

Some other ideas after a certain number of incorrect attempts have been tried:

-The credits from Monty Python and the Holy Grail play on repeat with all the flashing and the llama’s
-Random incredibly unexciting histroy facts are recited in a monotone voice
-A recording of Richard Simons repeatedly encourages the theif that they can do it, then the battery dies
- etc.

iPhone App

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I find myself planning to talk to certain people about certain things the next time I see them. I’d love an iPhone application that lets me construct a kind of to-do list but organized around the names of people who may or may not be in my address book. I’d like it to have some scheduling abilities to, so that I could easily enter, store, and retrieve information clusters like:


  • talk about great idea
  • ask about his nobel prize
  • remind him about the $20 he owes

may see him at party next Friday

Then I’d want to be able to scroll though the list and have it maybe self-sort based on projected time of meeting.