Is there a repository somewhere of <em>ideas</em> for new applications,
to help indie developers find valuable projects to work on? I'd like to
find and contribute to such a thing, or perhaps even create one.
One of the hurdles when striking out on your own in
the software business is finding a concept for an application which people
would really find useful and valuable. I also know that I have ideas for
apps on a reasonably frequent basis, and squirrel them away in a folder
for possible later exploitation. A lot of those ideas are never implemented,
and it seems a shame to let them go to waste.
I also sometimes have sample code, UI designs, implementation notes or other
fragments to go with the ideas, which would potentially be very useful if
you're looking for a project. Does anyone know if there's a repository of
such ideas? I don't mean open projects like those on sourceforge or such;
I'm talking about a collection of project <em>concepts</em>. I was talking
about this with <a href="http://www.brockerhoff.net/bb/viewtopic.php">Rainer</a> on iChat
I guess I'd be willing to host such a thing on this site somewhere. Maybe a
phpBB bulletin board would do to start with. Any thoughts?
Finally, on a mostly-unrelated note, Fiona cross-stitched me a
<a href="http://mattgemmell.com/images/apple_coaster.jpg">drinks coaster</a> with
<a href="http://mattgemmell.com/images/sys7_apple.gif">Apple Menu icon</a> from
System 7. Damn cool stuff.