Ever try to get a bunch of people together for a meeting, event, wine tasting, etc where you have multiple date choices, and some key people who you want to attend? It's a real pain trying to do this through email. There is a need for a website where you can go, put in a bunch of email addresses, choose the key people, and a few dates, and have the software pick the date with the best match for the chosen criteria. ...more »
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)
People have been talking about this on Seattle Tech Startups... a good simple group todo list that integrates into Google Apps (specifically the calendar) could be nice.
A service that helps schools that want to deploy a 1-to-1 computing environment (using the OLPC model as an example) carry out a site survey, identify what they would need to plan for, and generate a draft proposal, with timeline and deployment plan. It would invite people to upload various types of information and images, identify key players in their vicinity, (look for other projects in their region - future feature ...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.
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 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.
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.
Rather than listing skills by job posting, why not have a place to list all of a person's skills, even if they are random like translating Greek, playing piano, or being an advanced web developer. Then you could find people with skills by locale, find and match random skills like someone who can compose a song in Greek and can do your website too. Imagine an iphone interface where you could type in 'greek', 'piano', ...more »
Improve how time is stored in PoorMike's. Not everything is related to a calendar year. Build an interface that allows people to easily store time information using a format other than the Julian Calendar. Add features that are geo-specific. Also be able to capture such oddities as "the start of the year", "after the first full moon", "three days before my birthday", etc. Detect ambiguity.
Tie into something like del.icio.us and connect you with relevant(primarily local) local people with similar interests based on commonality or some matching algorithm.
There ought to be a friendfeedy/dogpile river interface which tracked lots of different sites that mention a company name or brand keyword. These exist for some individual sites already but I'm not sure if there is a
aggregator that pulls from multiple apis.