I've always got a coffee/lunch/dinner date with someone and absolutely no preference as to where we meet. I need a Random Number Generator for food. Perhaps it could pull from the Yelp API. In a perfect world you can narrow your search by proximity to an address, keywords (lunch, Chinese), and open hours. Dine-O-Matic, Wheel of Lunch, and A Place Between Us all exist, but suck, because they appear to draw from the same ...more »
These guys are doing some cool things with charities and gift cards and could use some help promoting. We could do a Widget, tap into their API and help them promote.
Buliding facebook apps that push the boundaries of what's socially acceptable. Top 8 friends => Worst 8 friends. Fun Wall => Boring Wall. Woot!
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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)
I think we should spend 6 hours of our time trying to win the Netflix Prize of 1 million dollars. It would be highly lucrative if we do win, and either way, I think it will be a lot of fun.
We could use EC2 for computation power to test our algorithms.
Taps into Twitter and Facebook updates (maybe for Hashtags, ie. #GiraffeLabs) to show when people are at a given location.
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.