Application suggestions - a compilation
openmoko at flemingwilliams.co.uk
Sat Nov 25 02:29:48 CET 2006
Phew. As suggested, I've been through all posts to the list so far and
noted down everyone's suggestions for applications: the result is in
both ODS and PDF.
Please note that this list deliberately didn't include promotional ideas
('limited offer' discount etc) or hardware/technical suggestions,
although this line was sometimes hard to draw. My rough definition was
whether it was something I'd expect to explain to an end user without
getting a blank look.
Looking over the suggestions, I'm partly impressed by the sheer number
of them. The mailing list has been running almost two weeks, and we've
already generated 61 different ideas. A special mention has to go to
Robert Michel here, with 31 of these.
There are several reasons why this could be useful (other than a fun way
to spend my Friday evening, of course). Firstly, it is one way to make
sure that potentially-great ideas are not lost somewhere in the recesses
of the mailing list. These ideas are our best thoughts so far on how to
ensure this product appeals to both ourselves and a wider market.
Secondly, it could be useful as a springboard to generate more ideas:
try reading down the list and see if anything inspires you. And thirdly,
it provides a rough 'categorisation' of the ideas, so we can see which
set of functions are inspiring people the most. Currently - and
unsurprisingly - that's the GPS side of things, with 11 of the
suggestions centred around Geolocation. This is the most unique part of
the Neo, and I very much doubt we've exhausted the possibilities here.
If this does inspire any thoughts, or if I've missed any important
suggestions out, do please reply on-list. I'm now away for the next 9
days or so, but I hope Sean / Michael can co-ordinate further idea
collection in between now and when the wiki goes up?
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