Mobile App Ideas: Part 2
This is a series of learning logs about “Mobile App Ideas”.
In part 2, I will apply categories to the apps and discuss about similar apps.
catTach is an app that enables you to interact with your cat while you are away from her/him. This app can be categorised as “Family and Friend” and “Well-being and Health“.
Most of pets related apps are usually, playing with digital pets, diary or schedule organiser, dictionary that provides information about health issues. These can not allow pet owners to feed or trace their pets’ day. For example, RSPCA provides advice and tips on having pets. It also provides free scrapbook and pet photo storage where a user can store and sort photos of their pets.
RSPCA My Pet
Whack the Bugs
Whack the Bugs is a mini game to release the stress by hitting the bags. This can be categorised as “Entertainment” and “Well-being“.
“Squashing Bugs Madness – Whack Tiny Insect Mania” is the app that has very similar concept that a user hit the bugs to release their stress. It is located in a forest where all the bugs are while Whack the Bugs is located in a restaurant because the target audience Lena, my co-student, works in a fast-food restaurant.
Squashing Bugs Madness – Whack Tiny Insect Mania
SMASH YOUR ENEMIES LIKE CUTE LITTLE BUGS AND SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE POWERFUL. The higher the score, the better you will feel! DON’T WORRY – JUST SQUASH ALL YOUR WORRIES.(Jose. 2015).
Story Idea Generator
This app idea is to inspire user to produce new storyline. This can be categorised as “Hobbies” & “Work“.
There are a lot of story or plot generators available online. Story Starters is designed for young stars to create a story that provides 4 different themes such as adventure, fantasy, sci-fi and scrumbler. Once a user set a name and key stage it will generate some tasks and keywords. However, I couldn’t find any apps that borrow existing ideas and generate the keywords to recreate a new story.
Take Me Home
This app takes a user home safely which can be categorised as “Travel”
Currently there is not any similar apps available to the mass-market, even though autonomous cars are being developed and permitted to use on public road in US (NCSL. 2017). Autonomous cars use radar. laser light and GPS to understand the surroundings. It also consists of control system that can make such decisions as which ways to go (Wikipedia, n.d.).
Google’s in-house driverless car
This app helps to create a workbook for Digital Media Design. This can be categorised as “Work” and “Learning“.
There are many planner apps available for different occasions. myHomework Student Planner is one of them that helps students to be organised with their school life. Unlike other planner apps, my Workbook Filler idea is not widely usable since it focuses on to solve one particular assignment for one single module. However, when I think my target user Lena, this app can be very useful because gathering all the pieces becomes easier.
myHomework Student Planner
Fill the Map: Worthing
This app helps to know about Worthing. This can be categorised as “Travel“, “Learning” and “Hobbies“.
World Map Quiz is a geographic quiz game which test a user’s general knowledge of geographical information. Fill the Map Worthing is similar type of app but much smaller scale since it focuses on local area of Worthing.
World Map Quiz