A community of musicians sign up and provide info about themselves and their musical skills and instruments played. Other musicians looking to jam perform a search of who's online or send invites to other members to meet at specific times in an online Jam room.
A simple way to commit to a specific level of altruism (financial and otherwise) before you make it big. It's honor-driven but also a public record so you can't be a schmuck if you make it big -- it's in writing! Perfect for startup people and college kids! Altruism is proven to increase great outcomes not just for the recipient but also the giver (my company, Limeade has statistical proof of this -- let me know if ...more »
A website to build a list of people, companies, products that you would not recommend to your linkedin friends.
A website that lets people post a question, setup a time period for voting on the answers. This way a third party can help settle bets. Listen to car talk on a weekend and you see how many times a couple uses the show to settle a question.
I frequently find myself in the position of trying to find a service provider and not having any clue a) which ones are out there and b) what their service is like. Ideally, I would be able to do the following: Select the type of service (shared vps, managed server, dns backup, mx backup) Select a desired price point Select traffic estimate (i.e. grid servers may not be a good choice for low-traffic sites) Show me a ...more »
A query service that allows you to submit people who can't use their email correctly. This is tied to a plug in application that runs in outlook or gmail to flash a warning when you are sending an email to a 'sucky' person. For example if you send someone a BCC and the forward it on to other people who were already in the CC of the original email, you can flag them as someone who sucks at email. You can also create ...more »
Looking to create a mashup on top of google or microsoft maps where you can search for food, beer, coffee and wifi. Simple interface that leads to results showing places with food serving hours. I recently spent an hour driving from bar to bar after 11pm trying to find a bar with food and wifi. Maybe a site like this already exists but I could not find one based on food serving hours. As more and more people work ...more »
There's a ton of nice calendar services out there and a ton of organizations with CRAPPY calendars that don't integrate with anything (like gCalendar and Upcoming). Start a company that charges businesses to promote their calendars on the "BIG" calendar sites.
Create a Silverlight based image gallery / slideshow that would allow a simple yet slick viewing experience of photos from a variety of disparate services (Flickr, SmugMug, stored locally, urls to images) as if they were in a single album. Metadata could be cached locally, images would remain hosted on the source service. The viewing experience could be something like coverflow. Instead of being a stand alone site, ...more »
A Photo (and or video) sharing website using Amazon Cloud (Amazon Web Services) - there will be no minimum fee for the users - no contract - it is all 'pay as you go' model, which is different than most of the online photo sharing sites (and this could be the positioning message for this idea). It will also nicely address the use-case where user wants the pictures to be uploaded and available only for a certain duration ...more »
I know people have this on individual sites but I haven't seen the app in Facebook or MySpace yet. I want to look for clothes or glasses, then have the community (my online friends) tell me what to buy. For example, I'm looking for glasses now and have my favorites. I'd share them with my Facebook friends and let them provide their input. I'd make the final decision.
Application which, like noonhat, allows you to meet random people for lunch, but proposes an idea to discuss at that lunch. In other words, one could choose people to meet according to interests ( coders, fashionistas, treehuggers etc)