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but you're not smart enough to make it yourself. Can you sell it to someone?
I have an idea for an app.
and I'll send you a cheque for whatever I think it's worth.
I think it's the new 'I'm going to write a novel'
Need someone to build it. All 3 were terrible ideas as it happened
and thousands of people would use it and it would make their lives better and probably get endorsement from one of the emergency services.
and then they'd make a gold statue of you and then....
You might struggle because intellectual property doesn't really protect something as abstract as an idea so you don't have anything tangible to sell.
You could try and get a developer to make it for you but the only thing stopping them from nicking your idea as your own is that they'd be subject to implied confidentiality and you'd have to go to the trouble of suing them if they did.
Get a friend/Theo to make it for you.
I could write up a contract saying X is my idea and you are agreeing to help me make it and if you steal it, you owe me £1m.
he's mint at apps. He's a genius - doing a doctorate at cambridge in comsci and is pretty much gonna rule the world soon.
and they made this. http://thepubchecklist.com/
just tried making a list but it doesn't have any of the places I go drinking in listed
You'll have to find someone that wants to help/have a share
with the help of some computer nerds and ended up selling it for a pretty decent sum.
You tell it about your idea for an app and it tells you if it's any good. Theo can do all the boring nerd stuff but I think I'd like Foley to be in charge of writing the 'your idea is shit' put-downs. Hop to it, the pair of you.
If enough DiSsers could get together to make it worth booking a DiS day with http://decoded.co/ ? I want to do it, and heard good things (was even featured on BBC Click).
Maybe we can all stop being all 'Theo?' and collectively learn how to fix DiS and make a community app and things like that? Imagine...
All DiS's problems are to do with ruby (on rails?)
better idea - get yer wallet out.
£100 and on a Saturday: http://pfnp2-ga.eventbrite.com/
/disclaimer, I might be teaching it...
with apps, it seems like only truly terrible ideas are successful.
There are a lot of developers out there who do this. I know a guy who used to contract with us who did this.
He pointed out that while you might think they could just steal your idea it's actually not in their interests to try. They won't fully understand the application of your app idea and, more importantly, they aren't really interested in going through the business of putting it up online, etc.
That said, you have to then work with the issues of other developers, particularly off-shore work, where it can be hard to get your ideas put through with a partial language barrier, a distance barrier and the issues of whether or not they feel like the contract was worth completing.
right after I google "Theo not only think he's superior to all women but thinks Indian app designers are stupid and lazy"
people seem to be under the impression you don't need to pay someone in India that much money for this sort of thing. The result is the guy quickly works out it's not worth his time doing the job.
Also, all the really good guys are developing their own apps or working for major companies so you're only left with the neophytes.
just keep digging
if i decide to make it i'll give you a cut.
So you can't like patent an idea? whats a patent?
HOW DO I PROTECT MY BRAIN?
Of which a product is usually just one embodiment. The inventive concept is generally broader than a single product but not as abstract as an idea.
Strictly speaking you don't need a working prototype to get a patent granted but it makes things harder.
Work has made it so I can't speak about this stuff like a normal human. It's all work-speak.
the ignorant, feckless Indian chaps Theo's company keeps in bamboo cages out in the old Raj.
In some ways I knew this would be the conclusion
get this guy out of here
I have just had one of the worst nights of my life. To my delight on Thursday I found an app developer through Twitter search who couldn't make it to the show at The Apple Macbook and Iphone Implosion in London tonight, and who was kindly willing to give away his app idea for free to another fan who could name a favourite Little Chef closest to his own. Luckily I got the ticket by saying my favourite Little Chef was The A64 Eastbound. He agreed to send his app idea to me tied to a rotting pig flung from a trebuchet, he did so on Saturday. The pig did not arrive on time today (Monday) so he provided me with the platform the app would appear on, and what font it used. I knew it was moderately risky but I went to the Apple Macbook and Iphone Implosion anyway with these bits of info and the kind developer's nectar card, thinking they would be able to find his app idea on the app store. The journey was over 500 years one way from where I live in the medieval Republic of Novgorod. When I got there the door staff requested the app patent number, which I did not have, and to rank Steve Job’s favourite Bond Films in order. I told them this and that being someone I found on twitter I could not contact the developer easily (I described him playing the role of ‘Pickle’ in my Knightmare-themed cabaret act to make my case more convincing). They told me to try and contact him so I sent him another message using my Amstrad email-phone. I received no reply.
At this point they had over 10 apps left for people on the power-user list who hadn't turned up yet, including pointless add-ons potentially over 20 apps. By 9.30, a mere 3hrs into a presentation on the new type of glass used in the new ipad, the door staff called it a day and converted to android. At this point Steve Wozniak ushered me out of the lobby, being totally unsympathetic and telling me to leave even though I, as a minor meme who had not been used for over a year, who rarely cries, was welling up. Devastated, I slumped by the door, hoping they would find it in their heart to let me in to at least look at the display of white plastics used in macbook construction, as there were still those unused apps. The staff just stood inside, playing with their smartphones, one girl who worked behind the box office appeared to be playing an app which involved caring for an invisible horse, as if to say I was stupid and ridiculous to expect to be able to build an app. I had never felt so rejected and experienced how cold people can be..
im not telling though
It destroys all your other apps and tells you to stop using apps all the time.
I've got a computer science final year project to do and I haven't really got a bloody clue.
Open to suggestions.