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Initial post: May 2, 2012 7:57:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 8:02:22 AM PDT
Erich says:
Okay collective Kindle forum peeps, I have a question for the masses.

My wife is thinking of starting an Andoid/iOS app development company. For the last couple of weeks, we've been brainstorming ideas for apps that we would like, but either don't currently exist, or exist but suck.

The Amazon app store is in its infancy and has a LOT of gaps. What sort of apps would you like to see developed? We're staying away from games, but everything else is on the table. Being in the medical field, most of our current ideas are medical related, but again, we're open to whatever.

So - what apps would you like to see for the Fire? What's out there and just sucks? What's not there that you would love to have?

Posted on May 2, 2012 8:23:18 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
So will you be paying anyone for this data you're collecting since if it works out you/your wife will be making money from it? Or are you just using the freebie hopefully provided by modern technology?

Posted on May 2, 2012 9:01:41 AM PDT
Gaps? What gaps?

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:07:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 10:14:47 AM PDT
Erich says:
Hey Fud. GFY. Market reasearch is a perfectly legitimate thing to do before starting something like this. I'm asking a potential customer base what they'd like to have.

If its money you want, I'm sure I could take up a collection to pay you to p!ss off permanently. I bet I could collect about $0.27.

Posted on May 2, 2012 10:22:38 AM PDT
Wouldn't medical professionals be more likely to have an iPad than a Fire?

Posted on May 2, 2012 10:35:11 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
How about an app that lets me track my current medications so that when the doctor asks, I have it handy. Maybe an app that lets me see if certain drugs should not be taken together.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:18:26 AM PDT
Erich says:
Thanks for the first positive contribution Pat!

A medication tracker is something on our short list already. They do exist, and some of them are good, but I have some ideas for features that don't exist in currently available apps.

The drug contraindication idea is a good one... but much harder to implement. There are thousands of potential meds, and cross referencing them all is difficult at best. The databases used by pharmacists for those types of cross-checks are quite large.

Keep the ideas coming! It doesn't have to be medical related.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:20:03 AM PDT
Erich says:
As I said in the OP, she plans on developing for iOS and Android. And no, not all medical professionals have iPads. Nurses, EMTs, technicians, and docs will have Android smartphones and even Fires.

<Typed on my Kindle Fire>

Posted on May 2, 2012 11:21:45 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
In a medication tracker, I would also like to be able to list my allergies and past medications I have taken with the results from them (such as the one I took that made my b/p go up).

I've tried to think of apps before but never come up with much.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:23:31 AM PDT
Erich says:
Yup! Great idea - Side effect tracker.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:27:54 AM PDT
Jersey Girl says:
a mirror app would be wonderful. All the ones I've seen have been less then stellar.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:28:19 AM PDT
 nospin  says:
An app for bp, temp, HR as some conditions require this monitoring.

Apps specific for specialties - a rheumatological app asking for the info every rheumy asks each time (pain level, swelling, etc), a cardiology app asking for SOB, etc., a migraine tracker app, a MS app, etc.

The hardest part will be what information each specialty considers relevant. Some doctor forms are so poorly written you really wonder what type of info they want.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:36:28 AM PDT
Erich says:
What's a "mirror" app?


In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:38:18 AM PDT
Erich says:
Ohhh... good stuff there. Basically a symptom tracker that can be customized to a particular condition, or a separate one for different specialties. I see where you're going with that... great idea.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:39:37 AM PDT
Jersey Girl says:
You hit the app, it brings up a mirror. All the one's I've seen for some reason don't have the silver color that I think is needed. I always have my Fire with me but not always a mirror.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:40:47 AM PDT
 nospin  says:
I find the Fire to be a pretty good mirror in the sunlight.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:43:09 AM PDT
Erich says:
Interesting. Would be pretty darn simple to code... it's basically just a reflective silver screen. We could make the basic version free, and charge for an upgraded app that makes you look hotter... ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:47:09 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I don't know if I can stand being hotter than I am now....

Posted on May 2, 2012 11:49:20 AM PDT
Gin says:
Thanks for asking! First thing in my mind is a basic ICE program that can list more than one person ... I use "ICE standard" on my android phone, but I can only list one person, and I NEED to list two. I have tried about ten different programs, and they are either two complicated for emergency use, have features I don't need/want (auto msg a contact), and/or limited to one person.

I finally found a medical app that "sort of" fits our needs ... but its a compromise ... again, I tried over a dozen (both paid and free) before settling on one. Would be happy to give you opinions on the ones I tried.

The ICE app though is what I want most.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 12:05:11 PM PDT
Erich says:
Thanks Golds... I'll look in to that. A two (or more) person ICE app wouldn't be too hard to make. The opening screen could simply have pictures of the people covered and ask you to tap the relevant one (or something like that).

This is a good example of an app that already exists, but a new version could contain features that are more relevant to a particular user. Variety is the spice of life and all that...
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